We bought these because we replaced all our old brass light fixtures and door knobs with shiny chrome. It's an old house, so it needed a little sparkle. We thought these and painting the old doors would help freshen up and add a modern touch. THEY DID! We were so glad, as satin nickel tends to look yellow after a while.
I was impressed with the detail, weight and craftsmanship of the brass hinges with pewter finish; though I must say that I was very surprised to see an additional level of detail on the back side of the hinge that was not shown or mentioned in the product listing. There is a vertical design motif similar to that of the face plate close to the pin on the flip side of the hinge. With this additional design feature it is not clear to me if the intent of the hinge is to be installed somewhat raised from the face at the edge of the door in order to show the vertical design element; or to just have the knowledge that a nice level of detail is there but never seen behind the normal installation of the hinge. The hinges are countersunk for normal installation but I didn't see any other countersunk options on the back side of the plate for any alternative installation options such as one plate on the door face and the other on the jam. The hinges do not use a pin assembly but rather a heavy duty unified assembly with both caps that can be unscrewed for lubricating.
These hinges are high quality and have a rich finish on them. I think as small of an item as they seem, they will have an overall big visual impact when they are installed throughout anyone's home!
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