Unlacquered brass light fixtures
I am renovating a 1921 craftsman home and have been researching light fixtures and door hardware. I see from most of the old catalogs that fixtures were often satin/brushed brass or lemon brass (which I am guessing means polished.)
I would like the light fixtures, door knob sets/hinges and switch plates to all have the same finish.
Does anyone know how long it might take for a patina to develop on unlaquered polished brass light fixtures? Obviously they won't be touched regularly, like a door knob might be. I can find styles of everything that I like in unlacquered polished brass. I'm just feeling a little hesitant about how bright that polished brass might be.
I would do brushed brass and can find great light fixtures and switch plates but can't seem to find a good door set in brushed/satin brass. I am thinking of something like this:
What if I did the light fixtures and switch plates in brushed brass and door hardware in polished brass? Would that look bad? I've seen polished and brushed nickel mixed in a bathroom and don't care for it.
Thanks for your thoughts!