Decorative door hinges-medieval style.


The C hinge with the split curl orginated in the roman empire and was very popular in the twelfth century,this design formed a strong fixing to the wooden door, the examples above have
about 18 clenched nails attaching the hinge to the woodwork, which also helps to reinforce the door.
Historically the C hinge is found mainly on church doors and comes in a variety of forms, for example the terminals of the curls can be scrolls, flowers or animal heads, the strap can be decorated with surface chasing
patterns and the nail heads too, limited only by the imagination and skill of the smith.

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