Antique brass

Our antique brass products are aged by hand before we send them out to you.

The ‘living’ finish will then continue to develop a patina. The areas you touch most will darken faster, and the overall colour tone will change subtly in response to atmospheric changes.

If you want to reverse the ageing process, you can use a metal polish. Our antique brass restoration kit is best, but Brasso can also be used (it’ll take it back to a much brighter finish though).


Bronze is a durable matt finish that’s applied to the brass base metal. It’s a deep brown colour that’s almost black in some lights.

You shouldn’t use metal polish on bronze, or anything else for that matter. Any kind of chemical or acidic solution will damage the finish. All you need is a damp (but not wet) lint-free cloth to clean it.

Polished nickel

Our polished nickel finish combines the durability of chrome with a warmer feel that will stay looking brand-new (that’s because it’s nickel-plated).

It’ll always be bright and shiny, save for fingerprints, and those are easy to buff off with a damp (but not wet) lint-free cloth.  

If you use our brass-based products outside in harsh environments (like if you live near the sea) our finishes are likely to change over time.