Cremone Bolts

Pretty much everything in the world has a purpose.  Right?  Trees give us oxygen, chairs give us a place to sit, and cremone bolts lock and unlock.  Cremone bolts first appeared in the 18th century in France as a means to lock and unlock doors and windows.  Cremone bolts are pretty simple, only consisting of three parts, two rods, a knob or handle, and cast housing.  There is a rod on top, and a rod on the bottom.  When you turn the knob the rod will either go up or down into a socket to lock.  It's such a utilitarian thing, yet is so stylish.  

In Paris you still see many old apartments using their original cremone bolts to lock doors and windows.  I have a feeling in the next year or two we will be seeing more and more houses using this special hardware.  

 Talk about a multi purpose cabinet.  Shelf storage, drawer storage, and wine storage.  A Perfect combo of the trestle table with the Serena and Lily  chairs .  

Talk about a multi purpose cabinet.  Shelf storage, drawer storage, and wine storage.  A Perfect combo of the trestle table with the Serena and Lily chairs.  

 close up detail of a  cremone bolt

close up detail of a cremone bolt

 the cremone bolt is highlighted as an architectural feature to this space.  I also really love the blue velvet chairs with the chartreuse pillows

the cremone bolt is highlighted as an architectural feature to this space.  I also really love the blue velvet chairs with the chartreuse pillows

 a classic monochromatic  dining room

a classic monochromatic dining room

 just look at all that moulding paired with the gold  cremone bolts .  Marie Antionette had great taste.

just look at all that moulding paired with the gold cremone bolts.  Marie Antionette had great taste.

 Who doesn't love an arched door  cabinet  with a painted interior?

Who doesn't love an arched door cabinet with a painted interior?

 I especially like the shape of this  handle  

I especially like the shape of this handle 

 ummmmm, yes please!

ummmmm, yes please!

 via  Pier 1

via Pier 1

 a traditional cremone bolt but in a modern finish fits perfectly in this room

a traditional cremone bolt but in a modern finish fits perfectly in this room

 A great way to mix metals via  domino  

A great way to mix metals via domino 

 black and brass, black and brass, black and brass.  it never gets old

black and brass, black and brass, black and brass.  it never gets old

 What?  Another  cabinet  with arched doors?  Heaven

What?  Another cabinet with arched doors?  Heaven

 another space with great mouldings 

another space with great mouldings 

Thanks so much for reading!

Tucker