About us

Retro doorhardware

Retro-doorhardware.com is part of De Galanterie, a company that was started in 1996. Located in Nieuwersluis, a small village between Amsterdam and Utrecht in the Netherlands.

Specialist in replica door hardware

De Galanterie started as an antique shop, specializing in pottery and old and antique door hardware. The old door hardware was mostly purchased from demolition companies and at flea markets. In many cases this hardware was not complete. For example, it might have had missing or damaged rosettes.

Since clients were always asking for complete sets of door handles, we decided to reproduce the rosettes. This was a success and soon we were getting many requests for antique door handles. Customers were asking for 6, 10 and 12 sets, which was impossible to deliver due to the shortage of door handles.

To meet the demand, we started to reproduce one type of door handle. Soon there was also a demand for matching products, such as pull handles, vacant-engaged toilet locks, cremone bolts, etc.


Over many years, our range grew to include the more than 1700 products currently available. And we are still searching for more old models to add to our assortment.

We ship our products to many different countries. Our strength is our huge stock, which allows us to supply our products both quickly and accurately.