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The Brass Knob
Architectural Antiques, Inc.
2311 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
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#6732H  Pair of cast bronze door knobs with matching back plates.  K & D Co. (Kean & Doty?)   Back plates measure 1 1/2″W x 5 3/8″L  ca.1885

$335 pair with back plates

#6833H  Pair of cast brass back plates by Russell & Erwin in the “Hardwick” pattern ca.1900.  3″W x 10 1/4″L

$190 pair

#6469H Pair of oval beaded brass back plates with old dark patina. (7 pairs available). ca.1910

$95 per pair

5495H Pair of bronze back plates by Mallory Wheeler with fleur de lis (2 pairs available). 1 5/8″W x 5 1/4″L ca.1885

$145 pair

#5942H Extremely well cast copper plated cast iron back plate in the “Pasco” pattern by Yale & Towne. (3 available). Back plate measure 2 1/4″W x 8 1/2″H ca.1905

$45 ONLY ONE LEFT

Bronze double skeleton key entry back plate by Norwalk. 2″W x 7 1/4″L ca.1885

$165

#6818H  Pair of cast bronze Corbin backplates in the “Marne” pattern.  2 3/8″W x 8 1/2″L   ca.1905

$170 pair

#4974H  Pair of cast bronze passage door back plates by F.C. Linde Hardware (4 pairs available).  1 5/8″W x 5 1/8″L  ca.1885

$135 pair

#1804H  Pair of cast bronze passage door back plates in the “Windsor” pattern by Reading Hardware. 1 7/8″W x 5 1/8″L  ca.1885

$155 pair

Simple early cast bronze exterior double skeleton key back plate with key hole cover.  (2 available).  2″W x 7 1/4″L  ca.1890

$75

Bronze exterior double skeleton key back plate in the “Ceylon” pattern by Corbin Hardware.  1 7/8″W x 7 1/4″L  ca.1885

$110

Cast bronze exterior double skeleton keyhole back plate with a beautiful old patina.  1 3/4″W x 6 5/8″L  ca.1885

$175

#6207H-B  Cast bronze double skeleton key back plate in the “Windsor” pattern by Reading Hardware.  2″W x 7 1/2″L  ca.1885

$145

Cast bronze exterior double skeleton key back plate in the “Damascene” pattern by Russell and Erwin Hardware.  1 7/8″W x 7 1/8″L  ca.1885

$125

Cast bronze Neo-Grec double skeleton key exterior back plate by Branford Hardware.  1 3/4″W x 7 1/8″L  ca.1880

$125

Bronze exterior double skeleton key back plate in the “Ceylon” pattern by Corbin Hardware.  1 7/8″W x 7 1/4″L  ca.1885

$110

#6207H  Cast bronze double skeleton key exterior back plate by F.C. Linde Hardware.  2″W x 7″L  ca.1885

$165

#5756H  Cast bronze exterior double skeleton back plate in the “Ekado” pattern by Sargent.  2 1/4″W x 9 1/4″L  ca.1885

$175

#5757H  Pair of ornate dark cast bronze backplates in the “Arcola” pattern by Barrows Lock Co.  2 3/8″W x 8 1/4″L  ca.1900

$170 pair.

#6517H Pair of polished cast bronze Aesthetic movement backplates (2 pairs available). 1 5/8″W x 5 1/2″L ea. ca.1880

$155 pr.

#6265H Several 1920’s brass backplates in this pattern (unpolished).

$22 each - ONLY 4 LEFT

Pair of brass doorknobs with matching backplates having Renaissance acanthus and scrolled designs. Four sets available. ca.1890

$265 4-pc.set

#6172H Copper washed brass Yale & Towne “Meridian” pattern backplates. 8 1/4″L ca.1910

$45 ea.

#6374H Several pairs of simple bronze narrow back beveled backplates. 1 1/2″W x 5 3/8″L ca.1875

$38 pr.

#5966H Cast brass Corbin “Marseilles” pattern entry backplates 3 1/2″W x 13″L Left backplate with a 4 1/2″ center to center cylinder to knob; right backplate with a 3 3/8″ center to center cylinder to knob. (Both have missing door knob collars). ca.1905

$65 each

Hammered nickel plated thumb latch entry hardware consisting of mortise lock and strike plate with 2 1/2″backset and 1″W x 7 1/2″L faceplate;  exterior thumb latch handle, cylinder with key, cylinder surround, interior lever with rose, interior thumb turn.  ca.1920

$445

Nickel plated brass entry hardware including mortise with strikeplate, exterior thumblatch handle, cylinder with surround and 2 keys, interior lever, rose and thumbturn.  1″ x 7 1/2″ mortise face plate, 2 1/2″ knob backset.  ca. 1920

$445 set

#6611H Pair of Corbin “Putnam” pattern cast brass door knobs with matching brass back plates. ca.1895

$225

#6469H Pair of cast brass beaded door knobs with pair of cast brass oval beaded back plates. (7 sets available) ca.1910

$285 per set

#6476H Brass entry hardware includes entry mortise (with locking latch, no bolt), strike plate, pair of back plates, pair of door knobs, and pair of cylinders (no keys). 2 1/2″ knob backset, 7 1/2″L x 1 1/8″W mortise faceplate, 4″ knob center to cylinder center. ca.1930

$225

#6584L(C) Pair of cut crystal sconces with zipper cut crystal back plates; thumb print cut crystal arms and prism hung bobeches. (Two pairs available). 5 1/2″W x 8″L x 9″D

$985 per pair

3/4″ Diameter vintage clear glass towel bar with newer brass rod holders. 26″ Long out to out of back plates.

$165

#6809H  Bronze entry hardware with mortise (faceplate 1 1/4″ x 7 3/4″L and 2 1/2″ knob back set),  strike, pair of oval knobs, oval exterior back plate, interior rose and cylinder locks.  ca.1910

$355

Passage hardware including a decorative cast iron faced mortise lock (1″W x 5 1/2″L), decorative cast iron back plates (1 1/2″W x 5 1/4″L), and black ceramic door knobs, strike plate and working skeleton key.  2 1/2″ knob backset.  ca.1885

$145

#6138H  Reading “Mura” pattern bronze passage hardware.  Back plates measure 2″W x 8″L  ca.1895

$225

#6909L  Mallory and Wheeler Arabic pattern bronze double skeleton key entry hardware.  Includes pair of doorknobs with exterior double skeleton back plate (2″W x 7 1/8″H) and interior rose.  ca.1885

$375

#6818H  Cast bronze Corbin entry skeleton key hardware set in the “Marne” pattern including a pair of knobs, pair of back plates (one with a thumbturn), mortise lock and a new strike plate.  (no skeleton key).  Faceplate measures 1 18″W …

$445 set

Polished brass entry hardware with beaded border.  Set includes mortise with keyed cylinder lock and strike plate, pair of door knobs with matching back plates.  3″Backset; 1 3/8″W x 7 1/2″L mortise faceplate and 2 3/4″W x 9 1/2″L exterior …

$395 the set - SOLD

#6732H  Unusual sloped lift door mail / letter slot with back plate.  Marked “MAIL BOX”  “HILDRETH”  7″Wide x 4″High (overall);  4 1/8″Wide x 1″High (slot).  ca.1900

$165

#6469H / 5769H  Cast bronze passage hardware including a pair of round beaded doorknobs with matching cast bronze oval beaded back plates, mortise and a new brass strike plate.   Faceplate measures 1″W x 7 1/4″L;  back plates measure 2 …

$325 SOLD

#6909H  Dark bronze entry hardware in the “Holland” pattern by Corbin.  Set includes double keyhole mortise lock (faceplate 1″W x 6 7/8″L with a 2 5/8″ backset), strikeplate, pair of doorknobs, exterior backplate, interior rosette and keyhole.

$435 set

Rotary mechanical doorbell with a nickel plated brass bell and cast iron frame and a dark brass turn.  3″Diam. bell; 1 7/8″W x 3 3/4″H rotary turn backplate.

$135

Decorative bronze faced mortise lock.  2 3/4″ backset with a 1″W x 6″L faceplate.

$135

#5584H  Decorative passage 2 3/8″ backset mortise lock with a steel face plate measuring 7/8″W x 5 3/8″L.

$55

#5584H  Decorative passage 2 3/8″ backset mortise lock with a cast iron face plate measuring 1″W x 5 5/8″L.  (2 available).

$75 each

#4955H  Decorative “butterfly” passage 2 1/2″ backset mortise lock with a cast iron face plate measuring 1″W x 5 3/4″L.  (2 available).

$85 each

#6699H  Decorative passage 2 1/2″ backset mortise lock with a cast iron face plate measuring 1″W x 5 1/2″L.  (2 available).

$85 each

#5584H  Decorative passage 2 1/2″ backset mortise lock with a steel face plate measuring 1″W x 5 1/4″L.

$55

Nashua Egyptian Revival double skeleton key entry mortise lock with cast bronze faceplate and strike plate.  3 1/8″Backset;  1 1/8″W x 7 5/8″L faceplate.  ca.1885

$325

#6574H Entry hardware set in the Yale and Towne “Meridian” pattern ca. 1910 including mortise lock with cylinder, strikeplate, pair of oval door knobs with swivel spindle, exterior backplate, and interior rose. Backplate 11″L x 3″W; Knob backset 2 3/4″.

$345 set

#5584H/6867H  Cast bronze entry hardware in the “Fenmore” pattern by Reading hardware.  Set includes mortise lock with 3 keys, new strikeplate, pair of backplates and pair of doorknobs.  Faceplate measures 6 7/8″L x 1″W;  backplates measure 2 3/4″W x 10 …

$495 set - SOLD

#6788H  Set of Sargent Art Nouveau steel passage hardware including mortise lock, 2 backplates and pair of doorknobs.  Several sets available.  Backplate measures 2 3/8″W x 7 1/4″H  ca.1900

$85 per set

#6790H  Brass privacy lock with thumb turn and strike (vintage unused store stock).  Faceplate measures 7/8″W x 1 1/2″L;  1 3/4″ backset.

$48

#6235H  Old unused store stock – Complete interior locking door hardware with thumb turn mortise.  All finished in brushed nickel.  2 5/8″ backset;  1″W x 5 3/4″L faceplate.

$135 complete set - SOLD

#6867H  Cast brass thumblatch entry hardware including mortise with keyed cylinder, exterior thumblatch, interior brass knob, rose and thumbturn and strike plate.  2 5/8″Backset;  faceplate measures 1″W x 7 1/4″L  ca.1925

$335 complete set

#6732H  Corbin bronze “Ceylon” pattern passage hardware including decorative mortise lock with new strikeplate, pair of dome shaped doorknobs and 2 backplates and key.  2 1/2″backset, 1 1/2″W x 5 1/2″H backplates.  ca.1895

$345 SOLD

#6702L  Brass and cast brass sconce (flat brass backplate added) with urn and ribbon motif.  15″W x 15″H x 10 1/2″D  ca.1920

$295

Decorative cast bronze passage mortise in the “Elaine” pattern by Reading hardware.  Faceplate measures 1″W x 6 7/8″L with a 2 5/8″ backset.  ca.1885

$135

Nickel plated brass Art Deco thumblatch entry hardware (wear to plating and one slightly damaged backplate).  Set includes pair of thumblatches, mortise lock with pair of cylinders and strikeplate (not shown).  Set lacks the key.  Backplates measure 2 3/4″W x …

$285

#5446H  Early cast bronze entry set retaing a great aged patina including 2 thumblatches, mortise lock and strikeplate.  Backplates measure 2 7/8″W x 13 1/4″L;  faceplate measures 1 1/8″W x 6 1/2″L with a 2 1/4″ backset.   ca.1875

$445

#6695L  Pair of 2 arm crystal sconces with a center cane holding a ring and prism and a glass covered backplate.   11″W x 12″L x 8″D  ca.1930

$645 pr.

#9000H Set of cast bronze passage hardware retaining the original two-tone finish. Backplates measure 2 3/4″W x 8″L ca.1920

$385 set - SOLD

#4920H Dark cast brass oval beaded door knobs with matching dark brass oval beaded backplates with top and bottom foliate scrolls. Set includes a pair of knobs, pair of backplates, a brass faced mortise (2 1/2″ knob backset), and a strike. ca.1900

$250 set

Pair of cast bronze “Empire” pattern door knobs with 1 matching backplate by Corbin ca.1895 Backplate measures 2 3/4″W x 8 1/8″L

$385 - SOLD

#6080H Polished cast bronze door knobs and matching cast bronze backplates. 1 3/4″W x 6″L ca.1885

$355

Decorative cast bronze faced skeleton key mortise. 1 3/16″W x 6 7/16″L faceplate. 3″ door knob backset. ca.1870

$185

#9000H Brass faced rabbeted latch mortise and matching strikeplate. Can be used with left or right hand door. 2″Backset; 4 3.4″Long faceplate

$75 - SOLD

#6475H Pair of cast brass melon shaped door knobs with matching cast brass backplates (2″W x 5 7/8″L) all having a nice old patina. ca.1890

$265 - SOLD

#6517H Set of 4 large cast iron Art Nouveau coat hooks; 1 with remnants of the original gilt finish and 3 without and 1 lacking the backplate. 7 1/4″W x 5″H ca.1905

$260 set of 4

#6517H Gilbert patent passage door hardware set including wooden knobs with brass center rosettes mounted on cast bronze backplates, the original Gilbert mortise and a strikeplate. ca.1880

$395 set

#5973H Polished cast bronze Classical Revival doorknobs and backplates; Genoa pattern by Corbin. 2 3/8″W x 8″L c.1900

$365 pr. with backplates - SOLD

#6138H Corbin polished bronze “Ceylon” pattern passage hardware including decorative mortise lock with strikeplate, pair of doorknobs and 2 backplates. ca.1895

$325 - SOLD

#6138H Corbin bronze “Ceylon” pattern passage hardware with old dark patina. Set includes decorative mortise lock with matching strikeplate, pair of doorknobs and 2 backplates. ca.1895

$325

#6490H Heavily cast ornate bronze passage hardware with figural dolphins in the “Portulaca” pattern by Penn hardware ca. 1890. (Two sets available). Backplate measures 2 1/4″W x 6 3/8″L

$425

#4920H Polished brass oval beaded and foliate scrolled passage hardware with new brass strike. (some minor dings to 1 knob and mortise faceplate). 2 1/2″ backset; 7/8″ x 5 1/2″ mortise faceplate; 2 7/8″W x 7 1/8″H backplates. ca.1890

$295

#4920H Heavy cast brass “Sargent & Co.” oval beaded passage hardware. 2 1/2″ backset; 1″ x 5 1/2″ mortise face plate; 2 3/4″W x 7″H backplate. ca.1910

$335

#6207H Pair of polished bronze Corbin “Roanoke” pattern doorknobs with matching backplates. 2″W x 8″L ca.1895

$265 set

#6418H Cast bronze passage hardware in the Aesthetic or Japanesque “Broken Leaf” pattern by Lockwood Mfg. Co. (pair of door knobs with pair of matching backplates) Backplates measure 1 1/2″W x 5 1/8″L. ca.1885

$345 - SOLD

#6416H Pair of burnished copper washed bronze Corbin “Roanoke” pattern doorknobs with matching backplates and copper washed mortise (two sets available). 2″W x 8″L ca.1895

$325 set

Polished cast bronze entry set consisting of a pair of large melon shaped knobs with matching backplate and bronze rosette and keyhole. Set also includes mortise lock and strikeplate. 2 1/2″W x 10″L backplate. ca.1890

$435 set

Decorative cast bronze faced double skeleton key entry mortise. 1 1/8″W x 7 1/2″L faceplate. 3″ door knob backset.

$225

Cast bronze double skeleton key entry hardware includes mortise lock with strikeplate, pair of knobs with spindle, exterior backplate and interior rose and keyhole. Backplate measures 2 1/8″W x 8 5/8″L Mortise has patent dates of 1878 and 1885

$245

#4989H Exterior narrow backset rabbeted mortise with strike. Mortise takes a 3/8″ swivel spindle. Door knob backset 1 3/4″ from outside of rabbet. Faceplate 8″L. Total depth of mortise 2 7/8″. Right hand door swing; not reversible.

$185

#6574H Entry hardware set in the Yale and Towne “Meridian” pattern ca. 1910 including mortise lock with cylinder, strikeplate, pair of oval door knobs with swivel spindle, exterior backplate, and interior rose. Backplate 11″L x 3″W; Knob backset 2 3/4″.

$345

Cast iron brass faced mortise latches. 2 5/8″ backset; brass faceplate 3 3/8″L x 1″W

$12 ea.

#6446BF 1″Diam. glass towel bar with nickel plated holders. 31″W includes backplates.

$265

#6212L Unusual rare mirrored back and silverplated two arm gas wall sconce (has been set up as candle sconce; not wired or set for gas). 8″W x 14″H x 5″D ca.1890

$725

#4980L Large graceful cast brass sconce with foliate and acorn castings on the backplate and melon cast candle cups. Retaining the original black finish with polished brass highlights. 13 1/2″W x 18 1/2″L x 8″D ca.1915

$395

#6598L Set of four brass wall sconces retaining the original two tone finish and the original iridescent glass shades. Backplate: 4 1/2″Diam. Total: 7″L x 5″W x 6 1/2″D ca.1940

$795 set of four

Chrome robe hook. 2″Diam. backplate x 1 1/2″D.

$22

Chrome robe hook (2 available). 2″Diam. backplate x 1 3/4″D.

$22 ea.

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