Monday, December 15, 2014
We have been looking at all the different period styled brass door fittings over the past year. There are a bewildering array, mainly out of Europe and the US, of ornate styled handles. The sky's the limit when it comes to detail, but the price is the limit when it comes to ensuring WBP is completed.
We settled on the handle above as a compromise between style and price. One can't find anything ornate in NZ, the nicest brass handle available in the country doesn't even compare...
It's not even made in NZ, it's made by Carlise Brass.
Then there were the ones I really liked, such as these handles by Beardmore (The company who made our large lion face door knockers)...
But alas, the quotation to fit the manor out completely in this beautiful brass was astronomical. Another contender was Baltica, based in Lithuania (yes, we did a virtual tour of the world over the last 12 months trying to find the perfect handle on a reasonable budget. Their wares include:
But in the end we settled on Domino Brass. They make good quality solid cast brass fittings and their range is not disappointing.