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

info@thebrassknob.com
Hours of Operation:
Monday | Saturday
10:30am to 6:00pm
Sunday: Noon to 5:00pm
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Frequently Asked Questions About Our Antiques

  • Where do you get your inventory?
  •  Most of our inventory is purchased from other antique dealers, although some items are purchased from local estates, and also homeowners and contractors who are renovating or redecorating.
  • Is most of your inventory from the DC area?
  • No, because we buy from antique dealers who travel throughout the country. Our items can come from all over the United States, and some pieces are from Europe. 
  • Do you buy items?
  • Anyone interested in selling an item should email a photo with the measurements and price to info@thebrassknob.com.Someone will respond within a week to advise if the item or items are of interest. Because of the cost of shipping, it is generally not possible to buy large items from people who are not local to Washington, DC.
  • Do you ship items?
  • We ship all over the country and to some foreign countries. All of our major pieces are professionally packed prior to shipping.
  • Who are your clients?
  • Homeowners, interior designers, architects, builders, restaurants, and set designers.
  • “What is this?”
  • There are definitely some esoteric items in the store that are total mysteries to us. Sometimes we just don’t have an answer to this question.
  • How long have you been in business at this location?
  • From 1981-1986 we were in the building immediately to the South of this building. In 1986, we moved into this location.
  • Call you tell me the value of my item? 
  • Because we are not certified appraisers, we do not do valuations.
  • Do you buy your merchandise in this condition?
  • Occasionally we purchase pieces in good enough condition for sale. However, in most instances there is a lot of time and labor involved in the restoration and repair of most of the inventory.
  • Do you do repairs?
  • We do some lighting restoration and work on some locks. Whenever possible, we give quotes prior to doing the work. At times, however, it’s necessary to disassemble an item before we can tell whether it can actually be repaired.
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The Brass Knob
Architectural Antiques, Inc.
2311 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tel 202-332-3370

info@thebrassknob.com
Hours of Operation:
Monday | Saturday
10:30am to 6:00pm
Sunday: Noon to 5:00pm