This handsome push plate was made in the 1890's by Sargent Lock Compay. Check out the original catalog picture. We have an original antique and remade the mold to cast exact reproductions. Images show the following:
Finishes: Antique Bronze (shown), Polished Bronze.
Neoclassical French Shell Push Plates #1808.USXX
US9A Polished Bronze
US9B Hand Antique Bronze*
*requires hand antiquing service charge
Sold by the pair with 5/8” screws.
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 fie 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.