WMC Antiques is a small business owned by Carol and William Varnham specialising in original door fittings and ironmongery.
We started in 1996 doing car boots sales selling our unwanted household items and not long after that we would purchase job lots from auctions on a Saturday then sell on the Sunday at car boots, antique markets and fairs. Later that year we decided to start our business, WMC Antiques, we then rented our first unit in Newark antique centre.
Our interest in antiques grew and eventually we increased our units to Hungerford, Lincolnshire and Grantham selling pine furniture, cast iron fires, general antiques, door fittings and hardware.
We now sell our original hardware online only , we have a selection of reproduction hardware in hemswell antiques centre
After many years we decided to concentrate on door fittings and hardware as this is something we are passionate in. Having bought a second hand polishing machine we started to build our skills on restoring and polishing.
We source our stock from the length and breadth of the UK buying our stock direct from trusted demolition sites, private sellers, trade antique fairs and restore in our purpose built workshop.
We sell through this web site to customers from all over the world including design companies who are looking for quality original door fittings and hardware for their clients restoration projects.
We have supplied to celebrities and film sets including “Sherlock homes”, BBCs Production “Lark Rise To Candleford” and ABC studios “Betrayal” in the USA to name but just a few.
In 2016 we were delighted to have supplied door furniture to ITVs new production of “ Endeavour ” and "Game of Thrones" Season 6 .
2017 , supplied door fittings for " Poldark "
We have also worked closely with the BBC to supply original period door fittings for thereTV Drama about the Brontë sisters “ To Walk Invisible “
"By using original door hardware it is in some way preserving the past as well as enjoying the quality and craftsmanship of yesteryear."