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Have you been thinking about what decorative hardware best suits your home? Have you ever considered architectural salvage? These are relics and antique items salvaged from estates that have been renovated, demolished or simply dismantled and used as a source of architectural elements. Some examples of architectural relics that can serve as decorative hardware are antique wooden doors, unusual door handles or hinges, or such visually interesting functional pieces as griffon-head door knockers or animal statuary, or marble pediments and lintel pieces. Most major cities have a dealer in architectural relics. These are often located in a suburb or outlying area where more space is available, because these dealerships are often larger than the typical antique store or art gallery. Such a dealer may have an agreement to assist in the demolishing of valuable old homes, or may purchase homes and estates outright to obtain the valuable decorative hardware. Here you will find spacious sales rooms where you can sort through all manner of antique decorative hardware. These are especially useful if you are searching for decorative elements in a specific style, since such elements will be grouped together in a corner or in an outside yard. If you’re searching for a vintage chandelier, or a limestone fountain, or something made of wrought iron or carved stone, this is where you’ll find it. European architectural salvage seems especially in vogue as decorative hardware, and countries like Italy, France, England, Spain and Belgium provide most of the vintage hardware available as luxury items. Much of it was collected in the countryside where rural estates and farms offer endless opportunities to find items useful for reclamation and resale. A lot of thought is involved in the choice and handling of such material, and after being purchased in its native country it is carefully packed and transported by professional delivery services to the point of sale, where you will also have the option to have it packaged and delivered after purchase to your store or residence. Many dealers in architectural relics also offer installation services for accessories that may require special skills to install, for example antique fencing or wrought iron fountain spouts. A dealership in architectural salvage and relics is a place where you can relax and spend hours finding exactly the right item to fit your style of décor.