How Brass Ages With Use
Metal surfaces quickly tarnish when exposed to air or acidic/alkaline materials, forming a distinctive matt layer or ‘patina’. The patina increases over time and reacts with liquids and other materials to create a distinct aesthetic.
The above before/after image shows an aged brass table top with lacquered finish in Harrod's Champagne Terrace on installation & with standard use.
Unwaxed Satin brass table tops outside Gold, Notting Hill.