The foundation of our finishes is forged brass. Forging creates a product without defects, pits, holes, and other imperfections. It also provides excellent detail, which is very important to our intricate designs.
Living and Lacquered Finishes
Living finishes are those that will change with time and use; oxidation from the air and contact with the natural oils from your hands transferred via touching the hardware will cause it to darken. Such is the case with our Unlacquered Brass finish.
Another living finish is Oil-Rubbed Bronze, which starts out very dark (almost black) and after several months of regular use, lightens to reveal coppery tones on areas handled most often.
If keeping the original shine of brand-new hardware is preferred, Unlacquered Brass can be polished to restore its luster. However, some prefer keeping that brand-new look without the maintenance of regular polishing. Our Polished Brass has a lacquer applied, which protects the brass from any further color change. Other lacquered finishes are Antique Brass, Antique Pewter, Satin Nickel and Timeless Bronze. Hardware in these finishes will look consistent for years.