Matt Mitchell

Circular Push-Pull Bronze Handles, French [II]

£950.00 - Price on request

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Circular push-pull door handle in bronze, early to mid-20th century, France.

A 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; one has a scratch on the reverse. There is an aged patina - unique to each side according to exposure to cleaning and the air - which we have left as found: mid-golden tones to one side and brown-gold tones to the other. Colours best shown in images 4 & 5.

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 (3.3cm), which we have not tried to remove; a small hole in each stem could enable the use of a locking screw, though they do not appear to have been used in the past.
Approximate dimensions for one side of the handle:
Dia 14.5cm
D* 5.3cm

* Depth = Projection from face of door to front rim of one piece

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