A pair of our medium sized vintage style black fleur de lys hinges, or T Hinges, with black Gothic fleur de lys head finishes. Pre drilled old hinge plates and matching antique fixing screws are provided. These mid sized traditional antique hinges are 10 inches in length.Our cottage wrought iron products are all rustic and hand forged. So though similar will not be identical. Each piece is hand finished and given a bees wax coating. All our hand forged products are carefully aged for an authentic look.
All our black fleur de lys hinges are hand forged. These particular hinges are made by an artisan blacksmith that works with us. The blacksmith is a traditional artisan making wonderful hinges on our behalf. These hinges are produced in the old traditional way on the anvil. The hinges will show signs of hand forging. When each hinge is complete it is hand cleaned and polished. The next stage is to dress the hinge. to do this the item is treated with a coating on natural beeswax. The use of beeswax is a very old and antique method of treating wrought iron . The beeswax serves a couple of functions. Firstly it protect the hing from excessive rusting and secondly it will give the wrought iron a more even colour along it’s length. The colour of the hinge will vary from golden brown to black.
When you receive your package it will have all the fixings that you will need to install it. In this case the fixings will be screws. These screws will be of old cottage design and will be black and slotted with a domed head. We would recommend that you first pilot drill your screw holes first either with a small drill or a bradawl. This will ensure that your screws will drive in square and the screw heads will sit flush with the hinge surface.