Tiebacks > 1870's - 1920's > 805 Belmont™
I 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.
|| Size (H x
|| 7” h x 1-1/2” w
|| Here, there, everywhere