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Delivery and packaging will be based on the value and weight of the order. Tracked and insured delivery by a courier company can also be arranged at cost if required.
For pommels or posts or other items having a thread and nut, drill a hole, or slightly extend an existing hole, so that the thread is an easy push fit.
If the drawer-front is cupped at the back, thin, snipe-nosed pliers may be needed to do up the nut. The nuts and threads are direct copies of the original ones and, if loose, it is sometimes necessary to ovalise the nuts slightly by squeezing them.
Flat escutcheons and, sometimes, the backplates of bail or pull handles, contain small holes for escutcheon pins. Drill a hole slightly smaller than the shanks of the pins in the timber before gently knocking in the pins.
Some knobs, or other items have integral wood-screws; and some items have holes for screws to attach them to the wood. In both cases drill a hole slightly smaller than the outside diameter of the thread. A little glue on the thread can help. It is good restoration practice to use a reversible glue.
If you would like the colour to be lighter, we suggest that you fit the handles first. Then, if you want the fittings to be a little brighter, softly high-light with very fine wire wool or metal polish. By fitting the handles first, the parts of the fitting which a duster or hand would not have reached on an antique handle will not be reached on our replica.
On the other hand, if you would really prefer the handles to be bright and shiny all over, we can send them to you like that if you tell us when you order. We do not lacquer.
If you don’t see your country listed, we can obtain a delivery quote for you.