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Available in the following finishes: Polished Bronze, Hand Antique Bronze.


The neoclassical style French Shell pattern dates to around 1890. It was made by Sargent and Company of New Haven Connecticut. It's original name was Froantenac. The back plates feature a stylized shell at the top and French scroll design. We have reproduced this pattern by lost wax investment casting for a beautiful home in Texas. This process is more time consuming and expensive than traditional sand casting.

Neoclassical French Shell Push Plates

  • Measurements

    12-1/4" x 2-7/8"

  • Lost Wax Hardware

    The Neoclassical French  Shell is one of our best reproductions.  We reproduced this pattern from an 1890 original set.  The lost wax technique gives an exact reproduction.  The finest details are captured.


    An impression is made of the original using the same process and materials that a dentist uses.  Wax is poured into this impression to make a wax reproduction.  The wax is put into a flask and surrounded by investment, a very fine powder like sand.  The flask is put in an oven and the wax melts away leaving a perfect copy of the original.  Bronze is then poured into the space where the wax melted.


    We cast in bronze, the same content as the originals.  It is unlacquered and will acquire a statuary patina with time.  We also offer a hand antiqued finish that gives a darker finish.

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