Architectural Antiques in Washington, DC

Opened in 1981, The Brass Knob Architectural Antiques is Washington D C’s premier dealer in architectural artifacts and vintage house parts. The main focus of the store is selling authentic American antique, vintage, and previously owned architectural details for both residential and commercial restorations, renovations, and to add interest and charm to new construction. The majority of the items on display date from 1870-1940.

The store and the on line store stock authentic antique hardware, vintage hardware, antique lighting and vintage lighting, including antique chandeliers, vintage wall sconces, vintage table and floor lamps, antique fireplace mantels and vintage fireplace equipment, antique stained and decorative glass, including antique beveled glass and antique leaded glass panels. Incorporated in the extensive inventory is vintage ironwork, antique ironwork, antique decorative tiles and other unique American architectural artifacts. Many of these antique items are one of a kind. The merchandise encompasses variety of styles including Georgian, Colonial Revival, Victorian Rococo, Victorian Eastlake, Mission, Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts and Art Deco.

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The Brass Knob has an on line architectural antique store, which includes an on line antique hardware store and an on line antique lighting store, an on line antique stained glass store, and an on line antique ironwork store, an online antique tile store, as well as an on line vintage store that features many other distinctive items. Through the on line antique store, the Brass Knob sells antique house parts all over the country. Shipping depends upon the items, but the staff is happy to provide shipping quotes on any of the many unique items. The on line store highlights a large variety of all categories of architectural antiques, but because new inventory arrives daily, customers should send requests if they do not see the item in which they are interested. Please come for a visit or click here to contact us online.

Why Choose the Brass Knob?

Shopping for antiques can be a wonderful, rewarding experience, which is why many people enjoy searching through the styles of the past to find beautiful pieces for their homes or commercial spaces. However, it can be difficult to find legitimate antiques dealers who carry authentic items matching your design needs. That’s why the dealers at The Brass Knob Architectural Antiques are dedicated to finding a variety of architectural accents with credible histories. So, if you’re looking for American antiques or vintage items in the Washington, DC area, you’ve come to the right shop.

Have questions regarding our inventory? Browse our online store or contact The Brass Knob at 202-644-8289. Washington, DC’s leading antiques experts are waiting to talk to you!

Bring Your Space to Life with One-of-a-kind Antiques

Most of the items in The Brass Knob’s collection are accent pieces dated from 1870 to 1940, so you are sure to find that vintage feel you’re looking for. Our team of antiques dealers can help you find the finishing touches you want, especially if you’re looking for the following items.

Antique Hardware

Interested in antique brackets or vintage door knobs? We have an excellent selection of interior and exterior hardware you won’t find at another antique store in the Washington, DC area. Whether you want entry hardware, drawer pulls, bronze backplates, or cast iron hangers, we can help.

Antique Lighting

Your search for antique and vintage lighting ends here! The Brass Knob offers a beautiful collection of chandeliers, wall sconces, table lamps, and floor lamps.

Antique Ironwork

Including vintage ironwork pieces throughout your space will certainly give you a unique feature that sets your home or business apart. For help picking out antique iron registers, iron grills, cast iron panels, or iron furniture, visit or call us today.

Our inventory doesn’t end there. Peruse our online catalog to see a selection of antique bath accessories, fireplace mantels, garden ornaments, stained glass, tiles, and much more!

Shop for Unique Antiques at The Brass Knob in Washington, DC

While our brick-and-mortar location is in Washington, DC, we sell and ship nationwide. So, if you or the person you are purchasing for is located out-of-area, we are happy to share The Brass Knob’s unique items with antique lovers across the country.

Give us a call to learn more about shipping rates or to talk to our expert dealers about your antique and vintage needs.

The Brass Knob
Architectural Antiques, Inc. 2311 18th Street NW Washington, DC 20009
Tel 202-332-3370

Hours of Operation:
Monday | Saturday
10:30am to 6:00pm
Sunday: Noon to 5:00pm
Nationwide Shipping 202-332-3370