patinated bronze knob on backplate/ after Victor Horta
This knob on a backplate, with its classical allusions, is one that was discovered in the shop ‘Au Siffleur’ which is one of the undiscovered treasures of Brussels. In family ownership for close on 150 years, the shop (the name means ‘The Whistler’) is a treasure trove of historic objects in the up-and-coming Marolles quarter of the city. While the owners are eccentric, the shop itself is an Aladdin’s cave of retro treasures. This handle, with its strongly patterned backplate, was found there and is believed to be contemporaneous with Victor Horta. While the original is in patinated bronze, the design can also be made in all the standard izé finishes.
- Total length of plate : 280 mm
- Width of plate : 40 mm
- Thickness of plate : 4 mm
- Projection : 60 mm
- Length of handle : 72 mm
- Finish : Available in all izé finishes