The bolt , (commonly also called deadbolt), is that part of the lock which, sliding in its seat, or by rotating, engages (or disengages) the lace or groove that blocks the mobile part.
The latch is an ancient locking system, so much so that we can also find it on very dated doors and windows. Did you know that door latches were used since the time of the Ancient Egyptians for locking, albeit in a very rudimentary form?
Today these safety devices are used to lock moving parts such as doors, shutters, slides to a fixed part generically called the frame. Its aesthetic is very particular and scenographic. They can be moved manually or by mechanisms such as locks.
The door latch is a device consisting of two sections , one affixed to the door and one affixed to the reference wall. The section affixed to the door is equipped with a sliding metal band which is wedged into the section that receives it and which therefore creates a barrier against intrusions.
As easy to use as extremely ingenious, the latch can become the protagonist of the interior and exterior furnishings by strengthening the locking systems already present in a home.
There are latches of different manufacture. The simplest are made of iron, brass and metal alloys and boast a minimal or classic shape. However, there are some very sturdy models, made of heavy materials and which may have decorations in the support plate.These latches have become part of rustic, industrial and even shabby furniture, because they boast a very interesting vintage taste, especially if they are made of burnished or antiqued metals.