Italian Renaissance architects based their theories and practices on Classical Roman examples. The use of classical architectural elements such as columns, pilasters, pediments, domes and arches form the vocabulary of Renaissance buildings. A column is used in structural engineering is a structural element that transmits, through compression, the weight of the structure above to other structural elements below. The uppermost elements of a column in known as the capital. In classical architecture capitals are one of the most distinctive elements defining the builders artistry.
For the most part, simply dusting your Vicenza hardware is all that is necessary. You may use a very soft brush to remove dust from designs and crevices, and a soft micro-fiber cloth to gently dust the surface. If necessary you may clean with a soft damp cloth using a mild dish soap. Generally, your Vicenza hardware will not require anything more than this to stay looking as beautiful as ever. Never use abrasive cleaners or pads, as these will mar the finish.
With the exception of our Antique Silver and Polished Silver finishes, we do not recommend any additional measures, other than the gentle cleansing described above. In the event that your polished, non-plated hardware (Antique Silver and Polished Silver) should require deeper cleaning, you may use a non-abrasive metal polish with a soft cloth to restore your hardware to its original luster.