When Jenna Highman embarked on a restoration of her Victorian house in 2012, she found herself dismayed by the lack of original and restored hardware available to purchase. “So,” she says, “I set about finding my own taps, showers and door knobs, and from this, a seed was sown. Six years later and numerous research trips to source good quality original pieces, I have launched Water & Wood, an online collection of beautifully restored hardware for the home.

“The range of vintage products celebrate timeless and functional design. Each item is carefully restored and reassembled ready for customers to use, appropriate for both traditional and contemporary environments.”

Here’s a look (and follow along at Water & Wood on Instagram; pieces tend to sell quickly so best to check in regularly):

Above: “I try to search for matching pairs of taps as they are perfect for matching sinks,” Highman says. “This particular set are some of my absolute favorites with their elegant swan neck, a recurring theme in vintage French taps.”
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Above: “I regularly scour the UK for original and unique vintage pieces, focusing primarily on the Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, and Art Deco eras,”  Highman says.
A selection of vintage towel rails, all with their original glass. Both doubles and singles are available to purchase online.
Above: A selection of vintage towel rails, all with their original glass. Both doubles and singles are available to purchase online.
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Above: “Large and heavy Antique Bib Taps weighing in at 1.6 kg each tap!”
A pair of Antique High Level Toilet Cistern Pulls.
Above: A pair of Antique High Level Toilet Cistern Pulls.

For more traditional faucets, see:

10 Easy Pieces: Architects’ Go-To Traditional Kitchen Faucets

10 Easy Pieces: Traditional Single Spout Bath Faucets with Lever Handles

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