Both noble and resistant, brass is an alloy made from copper and zinc.
It presents a dual advantage: once polished, its shine is close to that of gold, but it can also be brushed to give it a range of different effects, in particular in the matt shades.
It is this duality that can be found in a significant number of artistic and architectural currents.
Brass has existed down the centuries and was as prominent in the 17th century during the great period of French classicism as it was in the century following the Age of Enlightenment. The alloy was immensely popular in the 19th century under Napoleon, as it was later during the Art Nouveau period and the 1930s.
We can still see brass decorations in buildings from that period, in particular in certain New York City neighbourhoods.
Up to now, it has also been used in the leisure craft industry and the merchant navy, thanks to its resistance to corrosion in a saline environment and its ease of maintenance.
Recognised as an alloy of excellence and an absolute 'must' in the world of prestige decoration, brass is the Company's core craft.
…at the heart of Cessot Décoration
After long years spent perfecting its use of brass, CESSOT DECORATION has gained the experience necessary to be able to adhere to demanding quality and finish criteria to produce a number of top-end classic collections.
CESSOT DECORATION's solid brass rods are made with the cold drawing technique, stretching the rod until it reaches the required dimensions.
The finish is an essential step in the manufacture of rods: polishing (mirror finish) or brushing/buffing (satin finish), followed by cleaning then the painting stage and finally firing in the kiln. All these steps, carried out in France in the historic Perche region, enable the company to deliver products of outstanding quality to its customers.
The main finishes offered by CESSOT DECORATION on this basis are:
- Painted brass
- Antiqued brass
- Matt gold brass