Architectural Accessories Buyer’s Guide:
All our decorative accessories are made to order especially for you by our skilled glassmaking team in our Surrey studio. Our lead time for orders is three-four weeks, but we will always try to get them to you faster if we can. If you need an urgent delivery, please contact us and we will do our best to help.
We pride ourselves in making our handles, finials and tie-backs as precisely as possible to match the sizes shown, but the nature of the hand making process means that there may be a slight tolerance on the size of a millimeter or so either way.
Similarly, there may be very slight variations in shape, or the density of colour, or the distribution of silver and gold leaf. These slight variations are not flaws: they are inherent in the beauty of a handcrafted object compared to the uniformity of a mass-produced one.
Our cabinet handles are available in 30mm and 40mm diameter. These sizes are ideal for small pieces of furniture such as cabinets, cupboards, chests of drawers etc. Should you require a different size, please see our Bespoke Service page for information on how to order.
Our door handles are designed for interior doors and are supplied with a turning fitting mechanism. Our door handles come in three sizes, depending on their shape. Most of our handles are spherical in shape and are 60mm diameter. Our cube-shaped door handle (Dallas) is 50mm diameter and our dome-shaped door handle (Kyoto) is 70mm diameter. Should you require a different size, or a fixed fitting for an interior door that is opened by a simple pull, please see our Bespoke Service page for information on how to order.
Similarly, our curtain pole/newel post finials, and curtain tie-backs, are also subject to the same slight variations of size, shape, etc. Our finials are offered in five sizes, with the smaller diameter sizes most suitable for curtain pole finials and the larger sizes ideal for newel posts. Should you require a different size, please see our Bespoke Service page for information on how to order.
Silver and Gold Leaf
We use 100% pure silver leaf and 23.5 carat gold leaf when making our handles and finials. In all but one style (Rome), the silver or gold leaf is embedded within the clear glass during the hand making process and therefore will never tarnish or rub off.
For our Rome (onion shaped) handle, the silver or gold leaf is applied to the outside of the handle, during the making process, and is fused onto the hot surface of the glass. Gold leaf will not tarnish, but heavy handling may over time cause the layer of leaf to wear thin. We protect the gold leaf with a layer of special museum grade clear wax to minimise wear and tear. Silver leaf may also rub off over time and it patinates naturally when exposed to the air. To minimise both effects, we protect the surface with a layer of special museum grade clear wax. We recommend this finish only for areas of light use.
Our standard finishes are stainless steel, polished nickel and brass. The stainless steel has a softly brushed, matt surface. The polished nickel has a shiny surface, like chrome. The brass has a softly brushed, matt surface.
Before ordering door handles, please check your doors and locks are suitable for them as not all doors are. You should also check that there is sufficient clearance for hands to turn them without catching on architraves.