Our antique hinge fronts or Dummy Hinges A pair of our rustic hinge fronts with Gothic Fleur de Lys head finishes, and matching fixing screws provided. Hinge cottage fronts such as these are ideal for creating a rustic look to your doors without having to rehang them using antique hinges. To look authentic we recommend that traditional hinge fronts cover half to two thirds the with of the door they are being fixed to. These antique wrought iron hinges are 12 inches (30 cm) in length and the Fleur de Lys head measures 9 cm across.
Our old antique hinge fronts products are all hand forged. So though similar will not be identical. Each black piece is hand finished and given a beeswax coating. All our vintage hand forged products are carefully aged for an authentic look. We have spent a lot of time looking for artisan blacksmiths to produce these hinges for us. We have found a small smithy that now make these for us. The smiths are highly skilled in their craft and the end product will show this. All our hinge fronts are produced in the antique traditional way on the anvil. Once completed the vintage dummy hinges are treated with a coating of natural beeswax. the beeswax serves two functions. The first function is to preserve the hinge from too much rusting Secondly the beeswax will give the cottage hinge a more even colour. the colour will be from golden brown to rust.
When you receive your package it will have a the fixings that you will need to install the hinge. The fixing in this case will be screws. The screws are of a traditional design. They will be old style black slotted screws with a domed shaped head.
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