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PB

Polished Brass

A highly polished, mirror finish solid brass surface, with a high performance electrophoretic lacquer protection which offers superior adhesion, durability and corrosion resistance over conventional lacquers.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition.

PB
Polished Brass

PBU

Polished Brass


A highly polished, mirror finish solid brass surface, treated with a thin beeswax coating for protection during transit and installation. An unlacquered living finish, intended to oxidize and patina naturally over time.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition. To remove the effects of natural ageing (oxidisation) and to maintain the original finish, clean with a metal polish.

PBU
Polished Brass

SB

Satin Brass

A sateen polished solid brass surface, with a high performance electrophoretic lacquer protection which offers superior adhesion, durability and corrosion resistance over conventional lacquers.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition.

SB
Satin Brass

SBU

Satin Brass


A sateen polished solid brass surface, treated with a thin beeswax coating for protection during transit and installation. An unlacquered living finish, intended to oxidize and patina naturally over time.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition. To remove the effects of natural ageing (oxidisation) and to maintain the original finish, clean with a metal polish.

SBU
Satin Brass

AB

Antique Brass

A sateen polished solid brass surface given a hand applied medium antique patina, with a high performance electrophoretic lacquer protection. Electrophoretic lacquer offers superior adhesion, durability and corrosion resistance over conventional lacquers.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition.

AB
Antique Brass

ABU

Antique Brass


A sateen polished solid brass surface given a hand applied medium antique patina, producing a soft, slightly reflective, sheen. Treated with a thin beeswax coating for protection during transit and installation. An unlacquered living finish, intended to oxidize and patina naturally over time.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition.

ABU
Antique Brass

IB

Imperial Brass

A sateen polished solid brass surface given a hand applied dark antique patina, which is then coated with a decorative lacquer producing a reflective, sheen.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition.

IB
Imperial Brass

IBU

Imperial Brass


A sateen polished solid brass surface given a hand applied dark antique patina producing a soft, slightly reflective, sheen. Treated with a thin beeswax coating for protection during transit and installation. An unlacquered living finish, intended to oxidize and patina naturally over time.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition

IBU
Imperial Brass

HBB

Hand Burnished Brass


A highly polished solid brass surface, skillfully hand burnished to produce an elegant, lightly aged finish. Treated with a thin beeswax coating for protection during transit and installation. An unlacquered living finish, intended to oxidize and patina naturally over time.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition. To remove the effects of natural ageing (oxidisation) and to maintain the bright burnished finish clean with a metal polish.

HBB
Hand Burnished Brass

HBN

Hand Burnished Nickel


A polished nickel plated surface, skillfully hand burnished to produce an elegant, lightly aged finish. Nickel plated finishes are less durable than chrome plated ones and, as such, should be considered living finishes - which will gradually oxidize over time.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition. To remove the effects of natural ageing (oxidisation) and to maintain the bright burnished finish clean with a metal polish.

HBN
Hand Burnished Nickel

PC

Polished Chrome


A bright chromium plate on top of a nickel plated, highly polished mirror finish, solid brass surface. Chromium plating is a very hard wearing, stable finish, suitable for most environments.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition. Metal polish can be used if desired.

PC
Polished Chrome

SC

Satin Chrome


A satin chromium plate on top of a nickel plated, sateen polished, solid brass surface. Chromium plating is a very hard wearing, stable finish, suitable for most environments.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition. Metal polish can be used if desired.

SC
Satin Chrome

PRC

Pearl Chrome


A special chromium plating on top of a highly polished, mirror finished, solid brass surface, producing a sophisticated pearlescent lustre. Chromium plating is a very hard wearing, stable finish, suitable for most environments.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition. Metal polish can be used if desired.

PRC
Pearl Chrome

MBC

Matt Black Chrome


A deep matt black Chromium plating on top of a specially prepared surface producing a flat non-reflective finish. Chromium plating is a very hard wearing, stable finish, suitable for most environments.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition. Metal polish can be used if desired.

MBC
Matt Black Chrome

SN

Satin Nickel


A satin nickel plate on top of a sateen polished solid brass surface. Nickel plated finishes are perfect for all interior locations but may gradually oxidize over time when fitted externally.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition. To remove any effects of natural ageing (oxidisation) and to maintain the original finish, clean with a metal polish.

SN
Satin Nickel

PN

Polished Nickel


A bright nickel plate on top of a highly polished mirror finish, solid brass surface. Nickel plated finishes are perfect for all interior locations but may gradually oxidize over time when fitted externally.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition. To remove any effects of natural ageing (oxidisation) and to maintain the original finish, clean with a metal polish.

PN
Polished Nickel

PRL

Pearl Nickel


A special nickel plate on top of a highly polished mirror finished, solid brass surface, producing a misty pearl-like effect. Nickel plated finishes are perfect for all interior locations but may gradually oxidize over time when fitted externally.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition. To remove any effects of natural ageing (oxidisation) and to maintain the original finish, clean with a metal polish.

PRL
Pearl Nickel

MBN

Matt Black Nickel


A matt black nickel plate on top of a specially prepared solid brass surface, producing a non-reflective smoky effect. Nickel plated finishes are perfect for all interior locations but may gradually oxidize over time when fitted externally

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition. To remove any effects of natural ageing (oxidisation) and to maintain the original finish, clean with a metal polish.

MBN
Matt Black Nickel

PBN

Polished Black Nickel


A bright black nickel plate on top of a highly polished mirror finish, solid brass surface, producing a reflective smoky effect. Nickel plated finishes are perfect for all interior locations but may gradually oxidize over time when fitted externally.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition. To remove any effects of natural ageing (oxidisation) and to maintain the original finish, clean with a metal polish.

PBN
Polished Black Nickel

SNB

Satin Nickel - Bronzed


A satin nickel plated surface given a light bronze patina to produce an aged nickel silver appearance. This is a living finish, intended to oxidize and patina naturally over time.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition.

SNB
Satin Nickel - Bronzed

AN

Antique Nickel


A satin nickel plated surface given a unique antique patina. This should be considered a living finish, intended to oxidize and patina naturally over time.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition.

AN
Antique Nickel

AND

Antique Nickel - Distressed


A satin nickel plated surface with a unique antique patina and a final distressing to produce a more rustic appearance. Often known as ‘Antique Pewter’, this is a living finish intended to oxidize and patina naturally over time.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition.

AND
Antique Nickel - Distressed

GRS

Rose Gold


A 14 carat pure Rose Gold plating on top of a highly polished, mirror finish, solid brass surface.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition. Metal polish recommended for gold plating can be used if desired.

GRS
Rose Gold

SP

Polished Silver


92.5% pure sterling silver plate on top of a highly polished, mirror finish, solid brass surface. This is an unlacquered living finish, intended to gradually oxidize and patina over time.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition. Metal polish recommended for silver plate can be used if desired.

SP
Polished Silver

BS

Butlers Silver


92.5% pure sterling silver plate on top of a highly polished, mirror finish, solid brass surface. Lightly oxidized and carefully hand burnished to produce an appearance of ‘well cared for’ vintage silver, as if looked after for centuries by fastidious Butlers. This is an unlacquered living finish, intended to gradually oxidize and patina over time.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition. Metal polish recommended for silver plate can be used if desired.

BS
Butlers Silver

AS

Antique Silver


92.5% pure sterling silver plate on top of a highly polished, mirror finish, solid brass surface. This is then oxidized and lightly hand burnished to produce an antique appearance. An unlacquered living finish, intended to gradually oxidize and patina over time.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition.

AS
Antique Silver

CHB

Chestnut Bronze


Warm and weathered bronze patina applied to a copper plated, sateen polished solid brass surface producing a soft, slightly reflective, sheen. Treated with a thin beeswax coating for protection during transit and installation. An unlacquered living finish, intended to gradually oxidize and patina over time.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition.

CHB
Chestnut Bronze

EBB

Ebony Bronze


Dark, almost black, bronze patina applied to a copper plated, sateen polished solid brass surface producing a soft, slightly reflective, sheen. Treated with a thin beeswax coating for protection during transit and installation. An unlacquered living finish, intended to gradually oxidize and patina over time.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition.

EBB
Ebony Bronze

DMB

Dark Matt Bronze

Dark bronze patina over copper plated, sateen polished solid brass which is then coated with a decorative matt lacquer to give a dark matt appearance

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition.

DMB
Dark Matt Bronze

PK

Polished Copper

Highly polished, pure copper plating on top of a mirror finish solid brass surface, with a high performance electrophoretic lacquer protection. Electrophoretic lacquer offers superior adhesion, durability and corrosion resistance over conventional lacquers.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition.

PK
Polished Copper


PGA

Polished Solid Bronze - Antiqued


A highly polished, mirror finish solid bronze surface which has been oxidized to produce a beautiful iridescent patina. Treated with a thin beeswax coating for protection during transit and installation. An unlacquered living finish, intended to oxidize and patina naturally over time.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition.

PGA
Polished Solid Bronze Antiqued

SGA

Satin Solid Bronze - Antiqued


A sateen polished solid bronze surface which has been oxidized to produce a matt antique patina. Treated with a thin beeswax coating for protection during transit and installation. An unlacquered living finish, intended to oxidize and patina naturally over time.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition.

SGA
Satin Solid Bronze Antiqued

HBG

Hand Burnished Bronze


A highly polished solid bronze surface, skillfully hand burnished to produce an elegant, lightly aged finish. Treated with a thin beeswax coating for protection during transit and installation. This is an unlacquered living finish, intended to oxidize and patina naturally over time.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition. To remove the effects of natural ageing (oxidisation) and to maintain the bright burnished finish clean with a metal polish.

HBG
Hand Burnished Bronze

PGU

Polished Solid Bronze


A highly polished mirror finish, solid bronze surface, treated with a thin beeswax coating for protection during transit and installation. This is an unlacquered living finish, intended to gradually oxidize and patina over time.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition. To remove the effects of natural ageing (oxidisation) and to maintain the original finish, clean with a metal polish.

PGU
Polished Solid Bronze

SGU

Satin Solid Bronze


A sateen polished solid bronze surface, treated with a thin beeswax coating for protection during transit and installation. This is an unlacquered living finish, intended to oxidize and patina naturally over time.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition. To remove the effects of natural ageing (oxidisation) and to maintain the original finish, clean with a metal polish.

SGU
Satin Solid Bronze

RG

Rustic Solid Bronze


Traditionally produced, unpolished solid bronze surface which has been treated and oxidised to produce a rustic finish. A thin beeswax coating is applied for protection during transit and installation. This is an unlacquered living finish, intended to oxidize and patina naturally over time.

Care of finish

An occasional light application of a good quality wax will assist in keeping the finish in good condition.

RG
Rustic Solid Bronze




Frank Allart metal finishes and patinas are skillfully created and applied by our experienced craftspeople to the highest possible standards to meet the aspirations of today’s discerning customer. Colour and texture variation is inherent in the creation of hand finished patinas; and once installed, touch, time and environment should lead to gradual wear and oxidization, lending character and elegance.

Lacquer is applied to aid the preservation of the original finish on some products. These finishes are not recommended for use in high traffic areas or external locations as the lacquer will break down prematurely.

Important - In addition to the general care information, please be aware that solvents, cleaning chemicals or abrasive products should not be used on any finish or patina.

Please note: due to the variation in screen technology, the product appearances may vary to the images shown.