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

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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

#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

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 Yale and Towne “Madras” pattern cast bronze door knobs. (one knob has a side dent). ca.1895

$135 pr. as is

#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.

#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

#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

#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

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 …

$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).

$28.50 (passage); $32.00 (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

#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

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

$Prices Vary

#9000H  Pair of chrome plated over brass cremone bolts with oval knobs.  One of the pair locks to keep both doors locked closed.  82″Long  ca.1920

$585 pair - 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

#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

#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

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

#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

“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.

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