From it’s humble but hard-working origins as two partners installing draperies (from a station wagon) in the 1970s, J.L. Anthony has become the premier provider of custom drapery hardware in the United States.
“When we (with partner Bruce Lancaster) started growing our drapery business, we found a huge void in high-end hardware, says Philip Clemmons. You’d have these remarkable fabrics ready for installation, and very limited choices for showcasing the windows other than the odd finial here and there.
“We decided that a window treatment meant artisan poles and finials in finishes you’d expect from the finest furniture. No room would be complete without our materials, and we set up our studio, hired craftsmen and began selling to the trade.”