Timeless Elegance: Exploring the World of Antique Brass Door Handles

In the world of home decor, it’s often the little details that can make the biggest impact. One of these details is the choice of door handles. Antique brass door handles, in particular, are an excellent way to add timeless elegance and sophistication to any home.

What are Antique Brass Door Handles?

Antique brass is a timeless finish that can be applied to a variety of materials, including aluminium, solid brass, zinc, and stainless steel. It gives a distinct vintage feel to any item, making it a popular choice for interior designers and antique enthusiasts alike.

But what exactly is antique brass? At its core, it's simply a finish that is applied to the surface of the material. During production, a polished brass item is taken and sanitised or "brushed" using a satin wheel to give it a brushed look. This process is typically done by hand, which means that each piece is unique.

Interior solid brass handles are available in various shapes, sizes, and designs, so you can easily find one that matches your specific style and preferences. 



BUR35 Highgate Lever on Rose (Roses Sold Separately)


Why choose antique brass?

For starters, it has a nice finish that works well in luxury kitchens, as well as other areas of the home. It's also a trending finish that has seen increased interest in recent years. This is likely due to its ability to add warmth and character to any space.

One of the key features of Frelan Hardware's antique brass door handles is that they are hand finished. The result is a handle that is unique, with its own subtle variations in colour and texture.

Another advantage of antique brass door handles is their durability. Due to the nature of the brass alloy used in their construction, these handles are strong and long-lasting, able to withstand daily wear and tear without losing their lustre. They also require minimal maintenance, as they can be cleaned with a simple cloth and a little bit of mild soap. You can find further in-depth information on the advantages of solid brass in our Brass Is Back blog post

Antique brass door handles can also be an excellent investment for your home. While they may cost a bit more than other door handle options, their timeless elegance and durability mean that they will last for years to come, making them a worthwhile investment in the long run.

Here is an example of our BUR100AB & BUR512AB being utilised as a door handle for a pantry and main door. Credit to @elibankhousebuild check out her page for more of our ironmongery!

317093638_159100546823557_8910914959927242404_n (2)

Why are antique brass handles popular?

Opting for the antique finish with darker tones allows for versatility in your design schemes, The handles will look especially crisp against wooden and neutral interior doors. By incorporating antique brass door handles, designers are able to achieve an authentic and relaxed look in your home.


Credit to: @gersmythinst

Additional antique brass door handle optionsWebCat-00030011000c002500810001


The Parisian Elise Straight Lever Handle is the perfect blend of classic and contemporary design. These handles feature a beautiful antique brass finish on a solid brass base, providing a textured look and feel.





The Aluminium Bari Door handle with a matt lacquered antique brass finish on a round rose features a modern straight bar lever with beautiful knurled detailing which feels sturdy yet comfortable in the hand.

The Benefits of a Consistent Finish

One of the main benefits of choosing hardware from our ranges, such as Burlington is that we use the same supplier for all the products in that range. As you can see from product to product material to material the antique brass finish can change. This is why it is important if you're looking for a complete home renovation to get a consistent finish across your home.

Our Burlington range ensures that each piece of hardware has the same tone and depth of finish so you can be sure that all hardware products in your home will match perfectly, creating a cohesive and stylish look.

Antique Brass

Matching Cabinetry to match our Burlington Door Handles

Our Burlington range includes a wide variety of products, from door handles and knobs to mortice knobs, pull handles, sliding door furniture, and accessories.

Screenshot 2023-03-21 at 09.24.12

Burlington Brochure

Our brochure showcases a wide range of designs that suit all kinds of tastes and interior settings. From sleek and modern to classic and ornate, we've got you covered. To explore the complete range, simply click the button below to view the brochure online. With detailed technical drawings and high-quality images, you can easily choose the perfect fit for your doors.

Now you're all up to date with antique brass finishing, start your home renovation journey and get tagging us @frelanhardware



Back to Blog