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Issue 26 · Storage Options · June 26, 2008

Slow Design: Vintage Towel Bars

Issue 26 · Storage Options · June 26, 2008

My all-time favorite fixture purchase was a simple vintage nickel towel bar I installed in my Seattle bathroom (I wish I had unscrewed it and taken it with me when we moved). If you're after a similar vintage look in your bath, consider searching for old fittings at one of the many online architectural salvage yards; Hewn and Hammered has a great listing of online resources. (For those in pursuit of new fixtures, see 10 Easy Pieces: Towel Bars.)

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Below is a sampling of three selections from Historic House Parts: 0708-01.jpg

Glass towel bars with nickel fittings from Historic House Parts.

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Clear glass towel bar with porcelain fittings from Historic House Parts.

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ba0006.jpg Vintage Chrome Towel Bar at Nor'East Architectural Salvage.

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Glass Towel Bar, also at Nor'East Architectural Salvage

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Assortment of towel bars from Pasadena Architectural Salvage.



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