Aged Bronze Hardware
Bronze is one of From The Anvil's most luxurious finishes. In this blog, we explore the history of bronze, how bronze products are made, and how to style Aged Bronze hardware in your home...
The History of Bronze
Bronze has been used historically for thousands of years, with roots dating as far back as 4500BCE. Bronze is a strong, metal alloy containing 85-95% copper mixed with other substances such as tin or arsenic.
The replacement of stone tools with bronze was a gamechanger for our ancestors, and marked the beginning of the Bronze Age, an era which lasted from 3500BC to 1200BC. Bronze tools were stronger, more durable, and the forging process allowed them to be cast into intricate shapes.
Above: From The Anvil's Aged Bronze Hinton lever lock set used on an exterior patio door.
From The Anvil's Aged Bronze
In the present day, From The Anvil continues to use traditional manufacturing techniques combined with modern technologies to create their exquisite range of bronze ironmongery.
Aged Bronze is one of their most beloved finishes and is created using a complex ageing process which makes the metal rich and dark. A robust matt lacquer is applied during the final stages of manufacturing to preserve these distinctive tones.
Why Choose Aged Bronze Hardware?
Aged Bronze is a consistent best-seller, and it's not hard to see why. Its elegant appearance will instantly elevate any space, while its hardwearing nature will ensure it lasts for years to come. Aged Bronze hardware is suitable for both interior and exterior use, enabling complete coordination throughout your property.
From The Anvil's Brompton suite is an excellent example of this, included Aged Bronze door handles, window hardware, cabinet furniture, and more.
Aged Bronze products are great for family homes, commercial properties, and other high-traffic spaces thanks to their low maintenance nature. Aged Bronze hardware requires minimal effort with no cleaning products required. If desired, an oily cloth can be wiped over the surface from time to time to aid protection against environmental elements.
Moving parts can also be oiled with From The Anvil's 3-in-1 Oil to prolong their lifespan.
How to Style Aged Bronze Hardware
Aged Bronze hardware has a timeless beauty which brings a sense of sophistication to any property. Whether your aesthetic is Contemporary, Cottage Charm, or New Rustic, Aged Bronze will be an excellent addition to your home.
Aged Bronze stands out against pale shades like sage green, baby blue, and pale pink and also creates an eye-catching juxtaposition when used against crisp white.
Alternatively, Aged Bronze can be paired with moodier colours, like a navy blue or slate grey, to give a more subdued look as in Period properties and stately homes. Or, try pairing Aged Bronze Hardware with painted timber and smooth stone floors for a contemporary look.
If you're after hardware that's as aesthetically pleasing as it is durable, Aged Bronze is a fantastic choice.
Discover the full collection of From The Anvil's Aged Bronze hardware here, or head back to our blog section to learn about more finishes!