Cabinet latches harken back to the days before magnets were used in cabinet hardware to secure cupboard fronts. Personally, I like the sturdiness, retro style, and functionality of old-fashioned latches; here's a roundup of favorites.
Above: The Cliffside Ice Box Latch made of solid brass is available in several finishes including polished chrome (shown); $39.15 at Kitchen Cabinet Hardware.
Above: The Solid Brass Cupboard Latch offers a sliding spring catch and is available in polished nickel (shown) or polished brass finishes; $33.99 in nickel, $27.99 in brass at Crown City Hardware.
Above: The classic Small Oval Cupboard Latch made of forged brass is available in seven finishes (shown in polished nickel); $26 at Rejuvenation Hardware.
Above: For a slightly different take on the traditional latch, consider the Ball & T Style Cupboard Turn made of solid cast brass and available in five finishes (shown in polished nickel); $34.99 at Crown City Hardware.
Above: The Shutter Bar/Latch can be used on cabinetry; shown in a polished nickel finish; $12.58 at Historic House Parts.
Above: The Rocky Mountain Hardware Cabinet Latch in a choice of ten bronze patinas is $92 at Rustica Hardware.