The Brasscrafters was the trade name of the J.P. Eustis Mfg Co. of Boston MA. Most of these fine nickel plated brass hardware pieces were made around 1905 through the teens. Many but not all of these fittings bear the imprinted name of The Brasscrafters, and often have a patent date of 1908 or 1912. The company made a wide assortment of bathroom accessories, many made of large diameter brass wire bent into every shape and form, with crimped over and silver soldered joints that have stood the test of time. These are super high quality accessories and will enhance your bathroom restoration project. We have several hard to find fixtures including combination shelf units, mirrors and baskets as well as more routine accessories. Accessories came with plain frame and also with beaded frames. Most of our better rimmed pieces have the more fancy beaded rims.
Last updated: May 20, 2015
the best Brasscrafters wall mirror, 25" diameter round. Beaded, but un marked frame. $2000
Only seen just one of these half round mirrors. Beaded and imprinted frame, dated clips on the back. $1700
Killer large oval shaving mirror, all beaded frame 17" x 25" imprinted Brasscrafters. SOLD
Nice Brasscrafters Co. Glass shelf 5" x 24", two cup holders, and removeable soap dish on a hand towel rack for above the pedestal sink. All in plain brass finish. ca.1910. Rare piece. Price- $850
Extremely unusual Brasscrafters Co design Glass shelf 5" x 24", with two cup holders, and removable soap holder in original nickel plating. ca.1910 Price- $900
Neat over tub rim sponge and soap combo holder.
Different unique over tub rim soap / sponge combo holder. Soap attaches to either side.
Neat and unique pair of wall mount sponge holders.
The holder is removeable from the bracket for cleaning. $395 each
Two wall mount sponge holders.
Pair of nice Toilet Paper roll holders.
Exceptional Toilet Paper roll holder. Never seen this one before.
Bought this off the field at Brimfield Flea Mkt in the early 80s. Love it. $550
Very heavy Toilet Paper roll holder. Lots of brass showing.
Matching Cup and Cup/ Toothbrush holders. Unique design.
All three pieces $550
Pair of Toothbrush Holders. One is glass and brass, the other all brass. Unique
Two pieces $295
Pair of multi- hooks. Unique
Two pieces $550
Very rare wisk broom holder.
Never seen this one before or since. $350
Three matching heavy cast comb and brush holders. Two marked Brasscrafters, one not.
Very unusual shaving mirror, powder holder, brush holder, and bowl holder. $695
Toilet Paper boxes to hold sheet paper. Have several of these in different shapes, and also have the packs of paper. About $200 each.
In this corner of the warehouse we have the unique and unusual Nickel Plated Brass ACCESSORIES that you want to complete the details of your Victorian Bathroom. Here you will find interesting towel bars, towel racks, glass shelves, some with cup and soap holders, sponge holders, soap dishes, match holders, toilet paper holders, soiled towel baskets, etc. Many people seek out accessories by a particular manufacturing company. There were several great New York companies making fine fixtures at the turn of the century. These include "The J.L. Mott Iron Works", "Silver Co." the "Art Brass Company" whose later goods were called "San-O-La". "Landers-Frary & Clark" was a quality manufacturer located in New Britain CT. Goods by the "Peck Bros & Co." of New Haven CT. are very difficult to find. A Boston company that is quite well known and whose fixtures are especially well suited for homes of the Arts/Crafts era was "The Brasscrafters". Please inquire if what you are looking for is not here. We just might have it in a box somewhere.
Beautiful and rare Soiled Towel basket. No makers name. 19" tall x 10" diameter. Price- $1900
Beautiful and Rare Dirty Towel basket marked Art Brass Co. NY. 21" tall x 12" diameter. Price- $2100
18" glass bar, with gnarly dog head ends with hand towel loops. Never seen anything like this before! The Rowley Mfg Co. Phila PA. Also, Comb/Brush holder that is 2nd to none! Price- $2000 both.
Absolutely the finest cut crystal ball end towel bars you will find, anywhere. There are 5 sets here, including two that have silverplated ends. I do not know the maker, but they are the best! Price - $3600
Pair of very unusual Wall mounted sponge/soap holders for over large rim bath tub or sink, in master bath. Not marked but have to be Silver & Co, Brooklyn. or perhaps Mott. Heavy ! and stick out 10" Price - $750 both
Four early unique curvey towel bars, all 18", two doubles, two singles. Sternau Mfg NY though the two doubles are not marked. **All SOLD**
Three glass ball end towel bar units, two match marked SMCo, and one very similar but different. 24". Two matched SMCo plain 1" brass tube towel bars that match. All original nickel plated (one has plating worn off to brass). $1600 all
Heavy cast brass nickel plated toilet paper holder. Nice design, ca.1910 **SOLD**
The Sternau Mfg Co of New York City was another of several makers of high quality bathroom accessories at the turn of the 20th Century. We have accumulated a great number of fine holders of every type by this company as well as most of the others. Some of those accessories are shown here. If there is a holder you need but do not see, please ask.
Two matching soap holders with china inserts SOLD Pair of 5" glass shelf holders - $225 Pair of 6" glass shelf holders with 1" glass bar beneath - $300 5 matched pairs of glass towel bar ends with 2" dia clear glass ball. - $600 Pair
Two pair of matched brass towel bar ends with 2" clear glass balls. Uses 1" diameter glass bars. **Both Pairs SOLD**
Different look at towel bar holders, and two very unique asian influence toilet paper holders. TP holders $475 each. old as found nickel plating.
Different look at soap holders with inserts (one has old age crazing crack) BOTH SOLD and the glass shelf holders.
San-O-La Fine Bath Room Ware
by the Art Brass Company 299 E. 134th Street, New York, NY.
The Art Brass Company of NY was a prominent maker of nickel plated brass bathroom accessories right after the turn of the 20th century. The company boasted of "largely one-piece solid brass casting pieces of great strength, with few joints to break." Their nickel plated finish was called much heavier, smoother, brighter than all others, and true enough, we find many old Art Brass and San-O-La pieces that still have a very good nickel plated finish even today. The company boasted that their items were frequently "installed in exclusive residences, clubs and hotels and public and Government buildings throughout the world."
We have accumulated many unique San-O-La pieces over the years. We have hooks, match holders, cup holders, soap holders, glass shelves and rare glass shelf/cup/soap holders. We also have several sets of towel bars, including the top of the line models that have glass balls on the ends. We have some with clear glass balls, some with opal (milk) glass balls, and a few with cut crystal balls. If interested in fitting out a bathroom with Art Brass Co.accessories, please write, and let's talk.
Very Rare! Nickel plated brass Large Square wall sponge basket for over the bathtub. Measures 8" x 10" x 3" deep. About 8" tall overall. Has a bigger heavier look than the one below. Plating is mostly gone and there is a grundgy look to this that is appealing. Price- $450
Original nickel plated brass fancy double cup
holders. Take your pick. The upper one is Sternau Mfg Co. NY
and the lower version is San-O-La or Art Brass Co. also of NY.
Both ca.1910 Each one is $295 **Note- Sternau was SOLD to a NY
buyer on 9-20-06** Questions? Click this link... E-MAIL VINTAGE
Very nice and fancy ca.1905 brass combination cup/soap and toothbrush holders in good original nickel plating. The left item has been SOLD. The middle is a fancy Cup with toothbrush rings, $225. And the right side shows an unusual Dbl cup holder, Price- $245
Swing hand towel ring and peg. Another one never seen before. *SOLD*
Extremely rare dirty towel basket in a smaller size than we have seen before. 8 3/4" W x 11" T x 6 1/4" D. Heavy tubular construction with nice details. *SOLD*
We have found only very few Peck Bros & Co New Haven CT accessories over the years. Here is a nice pair of Peck loop over soap holders for antique bathtub. Worn nickel plated brass. Ca.1899 Price- **SOLD**
Super Brasscrafters thick milk glass shelf with two cup holders and soap holder. Old as found condition. 5" x 24". Cracks in the main cross tube. SOLD
Very Nice 24" x 5" heavy glass shelf with twin spiky cup holders. With heavy rail. Not marked. Xlnt original nickel plating. ca. 1905. SOLD
24" x 5" Glass Shelf w/ twin cup holders. ca.1915. Marked Mott. Good original nickel plating in litely worn condition. SOLD
Very Rare wall hanging "dirty" towel basket marked The Brasscrafters. Ca. 1910. Made with their patented silver soldered indestructible joints. Basket is about 13" wide x 16" tall and 6" deep at the mouth. Appears to have been re-nickel plated years ago.
This Brasscrafters piece is as nice as they come. SOLD 2-15-10
Four matching opal glass towel bars, by the Art Brass Company. **SOLD to So. CAL buyer on 12-12-08**
Lighter weight large square wall hanging sponge basket, in great condition. Newly re-nickel plated. 10" x 8" by 2.75" deep x 7" tall overall. No makers mark, but matches Mott. SOLD