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The Brass Knob
Architectural Antiques, Inc.
2311 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
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Six pairs of large round top octagonal knobs with grid pattern in center. 2 1/2 inch diameter 7006 H

$75.00 pair

Unusual pair of blue deco plastic knobs with nickel medallions in the center (small dent in one of medallions) 2 inch diameter c. 1930 7012H

$65.00 pair as is

Heavy cast 4 pieces sets of flat brass drum shaped contemporary doorknobs with concentric rings.  Each set includes two knobs and two flat roses.  Knobs 3 1/8 inch diameter, Roses 3 1/2 inch diameter.  Total depth of one knob with …

$95.00 set

Two sets of 4 pieces of black ceramic knobs with cast iron bases mounted on cast bronze decorative plates.  Priced per 4 piece set. Plates 5 1/2 long x 1 1/2 wide Knob diameter 2 1/4 with age appropriate wear.

$170.00

This single wrought bronze knob was manufactured by Corbin and was featured in their 1940 catalog.

$45

This single wrought bronze knob was manufactured by Reading Hardware c. 1890. H-25400

$65

Unknown manufacturer or pattern, this slightly damaged wrought bronze knob has a dent in the center where acanthus leaves surround a round center motif with 2 rings.

$35

This single exterior knob was manufactured by Penn  c. 1905.  It was also offered by Reading according to Len Blumin’s book on decorative doorknobs.  Fits the larger doorknob spindle. J-304

$85

6418H  Adams style exterior cast bronze single oval knob featured in 1910 and 1926 catalogs that fits the larger exterior doorknob spindle.

$85

This cast brass single exterior knob fits the larger doorknob spindle.  The manufacturer and pattern name are unknown.  

$95

Manufactured by Hopkins and Dickenson, this cast bronze drum shaped  single knob is in their 1890 catalog. This knob shows the sign of many years of use.

$45

This single melon shaped cast bronze knob may be by Branford c. 1893.  It is one of several similar knobs manufactured this period..  This one is  2 inches in diameter.

$45

Wrought single brass knob with concentric circles around a floral center.  Unknown pattern name and manufacturer.

$45

This small scale ( 2 inch diameter ) single cast doorknob in brass or bronze is by an unknown manufacturer. 

$55

This single knob which fits and exterior size spindle was manufactured by Penn c. 1895. A single interior knob in the same pattern with a brighter finish also available for $115.00.

$85

This large scale drum shaped knob (2.5 inches) with concentric circles around the edge was manufactured by Parker and Whipple c. 1885.  Smaller knob for exterior sized spindle also available 

$65

This single Butterflies knob was manufactured by Norwalk c. 1885.

$115

#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

#5422H  Unusual drum shaped white ceramic door knob with a cast irn shank.  ca1875

$95

#6006H  Decorative bronze Gothic style doorknob by Norwalk in the “Heraldic” pattern. Takes a large 3/8″Sq. spindle.  ca.1895

$95

#6133H  Pair of cast bronze doorknobs by Norwalk.  ca.1885

$235 pair

#6618H Pair of polished brass french neck door knobs (2″Diam.) with matching roses @ $86 per set when available and UNpolished at $66 per set when available. ca.1935

$86 set polished

6718H / 6412H  Two pairs of ball shaped wooden doorknobs with brass shanks.  2 1/4″Diameter.

$65 each pair

Selection of wine bottle knob stoppers crafted from antique door knobs.

$Prices Vary

Pair of octagonal glass doorknobs with brass stepped tapered shanks and criss cross design under glass. We in DC refer to them as “Mount Pleasant” doorknobs because so many houses in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood in DC were fitted with …

$135 per set

#6598H Pair of unusual Corbin “Diagonal” pattern cast bronze door knobs retaining a nice old patina. Six pairs available. ca.1885

$185 per pair

#6536H Pair of cast bronze Classical oval door knobs and matching rosettes with raised cast laurel garlands (2 pairs available). ca.1915

$235 pr. w/ roses

#6611H Pair of Russell and Erwin cast bronze door knobs with matching cast bronze roses. Very dark old patina. ca.1875

$295 pr. w/ roses - SOLD

Example of octagonal glass doorknobs c.1900 (top) and faceted glass doorknobs c.1930 (bottom)

$65-$75 pr. octagonal; 45 pr. faceted

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

$265 4-pc.set

#6138H Pair of brass Corbin “Holland” pattern doorknobs. (6 pairs available). ca.1905

$95 pr. - ALL SOLD

#6475H Pair of decorative cast bronze doorknobs by Corbin. ca.1880

$195 pr.

6469H Pair of cast bronze Eastlake passage doorknobs (5 pairs available-2 pairs polished and 3 pairs with dark patina). ca.1885

$235 pr.

#6460H Pair of decorative cast bronze doorknobs retaining a nice old patina. ca.1885

$235 pr. - SOLD

#6460H Pair of cast bronze doorknobs in the “Daisy” pattern by Penn. ca.1885 (Unpolished) and 6174H (Polished)

$235 per pair (unpolished are SOLD)

#6475H Pair of decorative cast bronze doorknobs by Peters Combination Lock Co. (or Nashua). ca.1875

$165 pr.

Two variations of a cast iron doorknob by Branford ca.1895. Left knob has a brass band around and is priced @ $15 as is (2 segments spin); right knob is priced @ $25 and is solid.

$15 and 25

#6475H Pair of heavy cast bronze entry door doorknobs by Reading with a large 3/8″ square swivel spindle. ca.1885

$195 pr.

#6418H Pair of oval cast brass Corbin “Marseilles” pattern entry doorknobs with split sized swivel spindle (interior knob on 1/4″Sq. spindle; exterior on 3/8″Sq. spindle). ca.1905

$165 pr.

#6611H Pair of Barrows Lock Co. “Geneva” pattern cast bronze entry door knobs. ca.1925

$125 pr.

“Knob Stoppers” Wine bottle stoppers custom made from antique doorknobs. Choose from glass, brass, bronze, iron and a variety of styles. These make great gifts!

$25-35 ea.

#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

Decorative cast bronze Mallory Wheeler rabbeted double skeleton key entry mortise lock with matching strike plate, exterior double skeleton keyhole and interior thumb latch with rose.  Also included are complementary Corbin Cairo pattern knobs with new decorative roses.  ca.1885

$405

#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

#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

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

#6909H  Brass Carpenter style rim lock with knobs and key (Baldwin).  4″H x 6 3/4″W  20th century.

$225 set

#5956H  Iron carpenter lock with brass door knobs and iron strike and brass patent stamp.  7″W x 4 7/8″H  Early 19th century.

$335

#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

#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

#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

Polished nickel retrofit kit to allow modern pre-drilled doors to accept antique doorknobs. Includes 2 polished nickel 3″ Diam. roses to cover the 2 1/8″ pre-drilled hole (Pair of polished nickel roses @ $36 pr. and 1 polished nickel replacement …

$64.50 per kit (passage) $66.00 per kit (locking)

Oil rubbed bronze retrofit latch which accepts the antique square spindles that come with antique door knobs (Latch pictured is a locking privacy latch with a push/pull pin locking mechanism).

$31.00 (passage); $34.00 (locking)

Polished brass retrofit kit to allow modern pre- drilled doors to accept antique doorknobs. Includes 2 polished cast brass 3″ Diam. roses to cover the 2 1/8″ pre- drilled hole (Pair of polished cast brass roses @ $32 pr. and …

$60.50 (passage)-$62.00 (locking) per kit

#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

#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

#6592H Brass double door entry rim lock with key. Dummy keeper with knobs. (Right hand swing) 16″W x 4 1/2″H

$495

#6592H Brass double door rim lock with slide bolt lock and dummy keeper with knobs. (Right hand swing) 10″W x 3 1/4″H

$385

#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

#6592H Brass double door rim lock with slide bolt lock and dummy keeper with knobs. (Left hand swing) 10″W x 3 1/4″H

$385

#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

#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

Victorian decorative cast iron cabinet latches with porcelain knobs. All latches are original; some of the keepers are recast from original keepers.

$36 ea.

#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

#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

#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

#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

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

#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

Porcelain door knob rosettes with brass collars. All will have minor nicks.

$$25 each

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