Metal

Our hardware is cast in solid bronze and brass and hand finished. Our standard finish is a sealant which prevents patina and is suitable for wet areas. However we also offer our brass and red bronze with wax only, which makes it a ‘live’ finish that develops a beautiful patina over time.

Sealed pieces can be cleaned with mild soap and water. Do not use harsh chemicals, abrasives, or polishing compounds. We recommend applying wax periodically to prolong the life of the protective coating, as it is possible to chip, crack, or scratch. Our preferred wax is Renaissance Wax, per manufacturers instructions.

Unsealed pieces can be cleaned by dusting with a dry/soft cloth. Do not use any liquid or chemical cleaning solutions, and do not use any polishing compounds that would alter the satin finish of the metal. If you would like to restore your finish to its original luster, you can apply a small amount of lemon juice on a soft cloth followed by a few coats of wax. Our preferred wax is Renaissance Wax, per manufacturers instructions. Oxygen, water, oils, and fingerprints will contribute to the coloration and unique patina of the metal over time.

 

Wood

Our woods are all domestic solid hardwoods with hand-applied oil and wax finishes, which allows for a natural aging process and development of a rich patina over time.

Our wood pieces can be cleaned with a damp cloth followed by a dry cloth making sure to remove all moisture. Do not use any chemical cleaners or solvents. We recommend re-waxing periodically. Every 3-6 months is a good benchmark, and should be adjusted depending on use and wear. Our preferred wax is Renaissance Wax. Apply the wax with a clean white cloth in the direction of the wood, let sit for 15-20 minutes, and use a clean cloth to wipe away excess and buff to the original lustre.

 

Leather

Leather is a natural material that can be ruined by moisture if treated improperly. Clean leather by regularly dusting with a dry cloth or lightly dampened white cotton cloth to remove topical dust/dirt. Do not use soap or other cleansers that can soak into the leather.