This vintage black latch has a fleur de lys design incorporated into the vintage latch keep and the black handle ends. The old latch measures 10 inches and is suitable for doors up to 60 mm in thickness. Our antique door latches come in a range of traditional sizes and designs – we stock matching cottage black door furniture including fleur de lys hinges and hinge fronts to complete a Gothic look for your door.
The rustic handle on the black latch measures 26 cm from top to bottom and the latch bar itself is 18 cm long. The fleur de lys heads themselves are 5.5 cm wide and the handle stands 5.5 cm proud of the door providing plenty of space to grasp it.
Our wrought iron products are all individually hand forged, and so they are similar but not identical. Each piece is hand finished and given a bees wax coating. All our hand forged products are carefully aged. Once installed these products will look old and authentic.
We where fortunate to find an artisan blacksmith who would make these vintage latches for us. The highly skilled blacksmiths are who make these black latches are very passionate about their work and strive to make these old latches a triumph. All the latches are produced in the traditional way on the anvil and therefore will show forging marks. When the latches have been assembled and completed they are treated with a layer of natural beeswax. The beeswax does a couple of things. Firstly it will prevent the latches from excessive rusting and secondly the wax will give the latch a traditional feel by making the colour more even. The colour of the latch will be from black to golden brown.
A full set of fixing screws will be provided to you so that you can install your hinges correctly. The screws will be cottage type being black and slotted with domed heads.