Based on a Roman metal garland, the Aurelia mirror has been hand made with cut metal leaves bonded to a metal frame. The leaves are then cut and torn before being covered in a thick and textured layer of impasto to simulate the aged patination of the original. Only then do our artists start re-creating the worn metal leaf finish of the original which requires around 8 layers of different coloured varnishes. The Aurelia mirror can be custom made in a variety of sizes.
Porta Romana furniture is hand-polished or hand-painted and lacquered, and special care and attention is required to retain their finish and quality. If your furniture is destined for an area where it will receive heavy wear then we are able to quote to provide of a protective glass top.
Furniture should not be placed in direct sunlight or have hot or cold items directly on the surfaces. Items on the surface of the furniture should not be dragged across or the furniture itself always lifted clear of the floor when moving.
We recommend that our furniture tops should be dusted regularly using a dry micro-fibre cleaning cloth with additional instructions as follows,
LACQUERED TOPS INCLUDING WOOD FINISHES, FAUX CONCRETE AND FAUX LIMESTONE
Lacquered tops should be cleaned with a silicone free furniture polish. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or hardwax which will be harmful to the finish. Always avoid spraying polish directly on the furniture and spray onto the cleaning cloth
Any spills should be blotted immediately, avoiding using a wiping or buffing motion.
FAUX SLATE MATT LACQUERED TOP
Any stains should be removed using a glass cleaner using a soft lint free cloth and a blotting action. The surface of a matt top may burnish if rubbed with an abrasive material or cleaner.
WALL FIXING OF FURNITURE
Where furniture items are listed as requiring wall fixing, the wall fixing brackets are included as part of the design of the product. Consoles which are fixed to the wall are not designed to bear an unreasonable weight and care must be taken to distribute any load evenly.
CERAMIC AND GLASS
Porta Romana blown glass products are individually made and so subject to variance in shape, colour, size and air bubbles in each lamp.
To maintain the appearance of our ceramic and glass products we recommend dusting using a soft, dry, lint-free cloth. Mirror glass should be treated with proprietary cleaner, except on the Antiqued mirror glass where abrasive cleaning products should be avoided.
METAL AND PLATED PRODUCTS
Our Nickel products require the light use of a proprietary silver cloth periodically.
Bronze and Specialist Brass finishes can, if handled incorrectly, result in uneven patination and so we recommend the white gloves included with the product are used for installation and subsequent handling. We also recommend that these finishes are kept free from moisture and condensation as a damp atmosphere and changing temperature can cause discolouration.
PAINTED AND GILDED DECORATIVE FINISHES
Painted and Gilded Decorative finishes should be dusted with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth without the use of any cleaning products