Satin Brass Hardware
From The Anvil's Satin Brass finish is the perfect blend of past and future, offering a stylish alternative to Polished and Aged Brass hardware.
How is Satin Brass Made?
As the name suggests, Satin Brass products are forged from solid brass, using traditional manufacturing techniques. From The Anvil's brass is an alloy of copper and zinc - because it doesn't contain iron, it is referred to as non-ferrous and will not rust. This means that brass hardware is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
Brass is heated and worked on an anvil by expert Blacksmiths using a series of tools and hammer blows to achieve the desired shape. Once shaped, the brass is thoroughly polished until the surface is smooth.
During the final stages of production, a satin wheel is used to brush the surface of the product to create a lightly patterned texture. This is protected by a layer of clear lacquer which prevents tarnishing and adds a subtle matt feel to the products.
Above: a moodboard of From The Anvil's Satin Brass products, including their Brompton lever handle, Newbury lever handle, Round thumbturn sets, Art Deco drawer pull, Plain drawer pull, Beehive cabinet knob, and matching pendant light.
How to Style Satin Brass Hardware
Satin Brass is favoured by contemporary and traditional lovers alike, thanks to its versatile characteristics and ability to instant brighten a space.
Neutral colours are the best way to highlight your Satin Brass hardware. Off-whites, beige, and muted greys create a sense of sophistication when paired with this finish, allowing its rich undertones to shine through.
Above: a variety of From The Anvil's Satin Brass cabinet hardware against a neutral scheme.
Alternatively, you could opt for moodier colours to create contrast. Dark shades like slate grey, black, navy, and forest green paired with Satin Brass will offer a rich juxtaposition, offering a sense of drama. Pair with luxury materials like marble, stone, and oak to elevate the look.
Above: From The Anvil's Satin Brass cabinet hardware used in a dark and dramatic colour scheme.
How to Maintain Satin Brass Hardware
Satin Brass is a low maintenance finish, and thanks to its brushed appearance, hides scratches and marks exceedingly well. However, there are a few precautions you can take to ensure your Satin Brass hardware looks its best for years to come.
Firstly, avoid using metal cleaners or harsh chemicals on this finish as they may damage the lacquer. Thanks to this lacquer, you won't need to polish these products either.
You can, however, use From The Anvil's Maintenance Wax to periodically remove any dirt, fingerprints, and watermarks that accumulate on the products surface. You'll only need to apply a small amount to a soft cloth and lightly buff the afflicted area.
Discover the full range of From The Anvil's Satin Brass products here, or head back to our blog page to learn about more finishes!