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Tiebacks > 1870's - 1920's > 805 Belmont™
(ca 1990-present)

shutter tieback -  belmontI designed this tieback for a nice lady in Blue Bell, PA. She’d beautifully incorporated elements of an early mansion into a new home on the original site but couldn’t find tiebacks that would visually work on her larger Georgian shutters. I combined some early elements to give this piece the width and visual bulk to balance with the size of her shutters. This is a nice forged piece with strong shadow lines and hammer texture, it has kind of a European feel. Available in various sizes, mild or stainless steel, straight or offset.

I’m seeing copies of this piece and others from our original product line being sold on the internet. Many are now imported from India , Columbia , and China . Many are called “Belmont” or “English Rattail”…. those that I’ve seen range from weak to pathetic. None have anything close to the character of our originals. Many are such poor copies that they’ve destroyed the proportions. In general, the imported shutter hardware that I’ve seen represents cheap copies of something somebody mailed offshore or, even worse, something just seen on the internet. It’s made with no understanding of the intended function or evolution of the hardware. It often doesn’t work properly, isn’t adequately finished for exterior use, and just looks cheap – regardless of the price. Ask before you buy.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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