Circular push-pull door handle in bronze, early to mid-20th century, France.
A very simple elegant handle, made up of two separate round pieces; each side with a slightly concave dish and wide stem. The components are in good vintage condition with lots of signs of wear, as one might expect from age and use - see images for examples, including light digs, marks and faint traces of paint - and a very nice mellow aged patina, which we have left as found: mid-golden tones to the fronts and deeper brown-gold tones to the backs.
The handle is set up to use either side of a single door, however you could consult your fitter to enable the two pieces to work on thicker doors, or alongside one another on double doors if you wish. One side is fitted with a bolt (2.3cm), which we have not tried to remove; a small hole in the side of the opposite stem could enable the use of a locking screw, though it does not appear to have been used in the past. We have seen handles of this design on our travels in France on old shops doors.
Approximate dimensions for one side of the handle:
* Depth = Projection from face of door to front rim of one piece
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