A large and impressive Brutalist bronze door handle with tree bark design, together with matching keyhole plate and letterbox cover. European, second half 20th century.
The pieces are heavily textured, with lots of movement and depth in the design. The relief appears to have been cast from part of a tree - possibly silver birch bark, with its characteristic horizontal lines - and has a very nice dark brown patina, with some green, best seen in the close-ups.
The handle bracket is attached to the main plate by two fixings on the reverse, which we have not removed. The bracket can be positioned on one of two ways; the current configuration has the bracket positioned within the outline of the handle. The alternative is to turn the bracket to move the handle away from the door jamb, but we have not attempted to do this. The handle is fitted to the door using two long bolts (not supplied) as suit the thickness of your door and the weight of the metal. The letterbox cover and keyhole surround also have pre-drilled holes for fixings.
The items in this set have been left as found, unpolished; they show differing tones from exposure and various areas of use over time, and there are minor signs of age, as one might expect, including scratches, light traces of old paint and verdigris.
- Main plate of the handle is H 18.8cm x W 13.2cm.
- The depth from the face of the door to the front face of the handle is approximately 8cm.
- Letterbox cover: 28.8cm x 7.1cm x 2.2cm
- Keyhole plate: 5.5cm x 5.5cm x 1.6cm
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