This vintage old thumb latch. It is black a thumb latch has a vintage fleur de lys design incorporated into the old latch keep and the handle ends. The antique latch measures 8 inches and is suitable for antique doors up to 60 mm in thickness. Our traditional antique door latches come in a range of sizes and designs – we stock matching cottage black door furniture including fleur de lys hinges and rustic hinge fronts to complete a Gothic look for your door.
The handle measures 22 cm from top to bottom and the latch bar itself is 18 cm long. The fleur de lys heads themselves are 5 cm wide and the handle stands 4.5 cm proud of the door providing plenty of space to grasp it.
Our wrought iron products and the old thumb latch 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 have been able to find artisan blacksmiths to make this product for us. All these latches have been hand forged by these artisans. They are highly skilled and take great pride in their work. You will be able to see the attention to detail when you view the item. Once complete and assembled the latches are hand cleaned and polished. After this process the old Suffolk latches are treated with a layer of natural beeswax. The beeswax has two functions. Firstly the wax will prevent any excessive rusting to the latch and secondly the wax will give the handles a uniform coluor. The colour of the latch will be from golden brown to black. Once fitted these latches will look old authentic and original’
A full set of fixing screws will be provided