End of an Era

brass-knob-storefrontAfter 38 years, The Brass Knob will be closing its doors on November 1, 2019. The past 38 years have been very rewarding with many wonderful customers as well as many wonderful employees over the years.

Starting with an interest in architectural detail, it has become a business that requires a great deal of knowledge which has kept it from ever being boring. It is in many ways the end of an era, since The Brass Knob is one of the few businesses in Adams Morgan still in business since 1981.

Starting in August, The Brass Knob is having an in store only going out of business sale. Come see us for significant discounts on all items. To our web customers we will still be happy to sell items off the website, but only offering discounted prices to customers who come to the store to pick up their purchases and all sales are final.

Thanks to all our customers and vendors for 38 excellent years.

DC’s Premier Dealer
in Architectural Artifacts

Opened in 1981, The Brass Knob is Washington, DC's leading architectural and salvaged decorative house part supplier. 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 online store stock authentic antique door and furniture hardware, many styles of 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 items are one of a kind. The merchandise encompasses a variety of styles including Georgian, Colonial Revival, Victorian Rococo, Victorian Eastlake, Mission, Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts and Art Deco.

The store is conveniently located in the historic Adams Morgan neighborhood in Northwest Washington, DC for anyone who wishes to stop in to browse the selection.

The Brass Knob has an online antique store and architectural salvage store. Through the online 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 online catalog 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.

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 a vintage item to fill your desires. 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 door knobs or vintage drawer pulls? We have an excellent selection of interior hardware and exterior hardware you won’t find at another antique store in the Washington, DC area. Whether you want entry hardware, drawer pulls, bronze back plates, or cast iron hooks, The Brass Knob is the place to shop.

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 or in your garden will certainly give you a unique feature that sets your home or business apart.

Antique Decorative Glass

The Brass Knob carries a large selection of antique stained and other types of antique decorative glass in a variety of styles and sizes. These windows come in many different styles to enhance all periods of architecture.

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.

Some of Our Products

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