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Antique Brass door handles, Padouk, pair
When we found these, the wooden bits had been extensively dined on by Anobium punctatum (common furniture beetle or `woodworm`) they were well past treatment and needed replacing. Over the past 40 years we have been collecting exotic hardwoods, most had to be disposed of during our last move but we kept a few choice samples. One of those we kept was a small amount of Padouk and it's this we have used to restore these. Padouk darkens with age to a deep cherry red, the sample of Padouk we used was at least 10 years old when we acquired it 40 years ago. Despite it's age it still glowed. Turned from solid in our own workshops and used to restore these lovely old antique solid brass door handles. The very decorative brassware is in good condition with some surface character, stripped of paint and polished and ready to install.
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