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

Hours of Operation:
Monday | Saturday
10:30am to 6:00pm
Sunday: Noon to 5:00pm

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#6396H  Decorative cast iron hanger for plant, bird cage, etc.  8 1/2″L  ca.1890


#6016U  White metal incense burner retaining the original polychrome painted finish.   6 1/4″H  ca.1920


6898F Pair of cast iron post caps with acanthus. 7 3/4″H x 3 1/2″W (Base) 


#6925U(C)  Long English walnut overmantel / buffet mirror with three original beveled glass mirrors.  92 3/4″L x 24″H  ca.1900


Hammered aluminum ice bucket with original ring handles c. 1950.         7 7/8 inches wide by 7 1/2 inches high.


Quarter round iron “frames” with egg and dart detail around exterior and beaded row on the interior   6989U  12 1/8 inches by 15 inches

$195 pair

Brass light part in the shape of a crown in a bronze finish.  6 7/8 inches tall with a 6 3/8 diameter base.  the overall width approximately 9 inches 6768L


Small grey and white marble pedestal with 4 screws projecting 1/2 inch on the top.  23 5/8 high.  Top 6 1/2 inch diameter. Base 8 inch diameter. 6164U  


7001U Chrome plated steel industrial style vintage adjustable trivets which were made to look like gears. 20th Century 6″ x 6″  open to maximum of 9 1/4″  

6756U Pair of brass classical compotes with original painted finish and a three-column shaft on the base.  8 1/2″H x 6″W 


#6943S  Carved oak newel post.  50 1/2″H x 7 1/4″Square at the base x 5 1/2″Diameter.  ca.1890


Cast Iron Bistro Table Description 20th Century Cast Iron Bistro Table that is presently painted (5656U) Dimensions 25 3/4″H x 20″Diam.  20th Cent. Price $565


#6756U  Tall, fluted, footed solid brass urn.  14 3/4″T x 9 1/2″W at top.


#6911U  Victorian stick and ball fretwork.  48″W x 21 1/4″H x 1 3/8″Thk.  ca.1890


7029U Fragment of a cast iron column capital from the Capital Traction Powerhouse with acanthus leaves and volutes. 14″H x 12″W


Steel roof vent with swivel top.  40″Tall with 6″Diam. pipe.


#6495U  Set of 4 unused store stock brass plated coffin corners.  8 1/4″L x 4″ x 4″

$165 set of 4

6473U Silver-plated compote marked “Webster” with etched floral motifs and a central “goddess” figurine. 8 3/4″H x 10 3/4″W 


5875U(C) Pair of brass Mission style candle holders. Marked B&H for Bradley and Hubbard. Mounted on a square iron base. Finish as found. c. 1900.

$295 pair

4537U Cast plaster decorative finial with a pinecone motif.  15 1/2″H x 8″W 


#6756U  Dark brass columned compote with a pierced rim.  8 3/4″T;  6 1/2″ top diam.;  3 7/8″ base diam.  (two available)

$95 each

This exquisite embossed standing ornament appears to have held some type of container or mirror.  It has an intricate aesthetic design and no clear function. 5 5/8 inches tall x 3 1/8 inches  wide x 2 inches deep.


#6133U  Weathered concrete lion.  9 1/4″ x 9 1/4″ x 4″Deep  (two available)

$95 each

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

$Prices Vary

5489L. Mixed metal  Candelabra.that can be assembled into different configurations. Probably English. 18″L x 17″ W fully assembled

$595.00 pair

7029U Antique copper finial roof ornament with verdigris finish. 14″H x 15 1/2″W 


This composite of several views of the city shows historic sites of Hamburg including a waterway with boats and the many historic structures.   39 1/2 inches wide x 15 1/2 inches high  


Gilded spelter base possibly from table lamp.  4 1/4 inches high x 5 5/8 inches  wide at base.   6718U


#5869U  Gold finished cast iron table top mirror with Heraldic motifs.  12 1/2″W x 17 1/4″H  ca.1900.


#6366U  Set of 4 cast iron ball and claw furniture feet with glass balls and grotesque on center claw.  6″H with a 3″Diam. glass ball.  ca.1890

$395 set of 4

Cast Brass bowl. Contemporary Useful for soap holder/candy dish. 5″ W by 3″ H  


#5706U  Large cast bronze finial having acanthus leaves topped with a floral grouping.  5 1/4″H x 1 1/4″Diameter fitter.  ca.1915


#6906U(C)  Pair of framed and matted bird / botanical prints.  Each measures 22 1/4″W x 28 1/2″H

$365 pair

#6702U(C)  Oval framed original 19th century Currier and Ives print of “Mother Ruffed Grouse”.  Frame measures 19″ x 22″.


#6702U(C)  Oval framed original 19th century Currier and Ives print of “Young Ruffed Grouse”.  Frame measures 19″ x 22″.


#6724U  Cast iron stove door marked “THE RAPID TRANSIT STOVE CO & FCE CO.   BALTO MD 1894”    8″W x 5 1/2″H


#6467U  Cast iron umbrella stand with a decorative drip pan.  28 3/4″H x 11 1/4″W  ca.1890


Two drawer antique spool cabinet marked “Sterling” on the top drawer and “Spool Cot on” on bottom drawer (one “T” missing). Original porcelain pulls. Cabinet has some discoloration on the top and age appropriate wear. 23 inches wide x 6 1/2 …


#6662U  Oak stick and ball fretwork retaining the original finish.  40 1/2″W x 18 1/4″H  ca.1900


#6662U  Oak stick and ball fretwork retaining the original finish.  53 3/4″W x 18 1/4″H  ca.1900


6253U  Military themed art deco silver plated frame with clear plastic rods on either side for decoration. Condition appropriate to age.  C. 1940.


#6742S  Heavily carved large oak newel post which has already been stripped.  Top has been drilled for newel post lamp and inside face has toggle switches.  12″ x 12″ x 62″Tall.  ca.1890


Two pairs of matching  cast cement garden urns on pedestal bases with Greek Key motif and grape swags. These urns are in as found condition. 12 inches wide x 13 1/2 high. Priced per pair.

$275 per pair

#6925U(C)  American oak hall mirror frame with raised carved anthemia design, coat hooks and the original round beveled glass mirror.  26 3/4″ x 26 3/4″  (mirror 15″Diameter).  ca.1890


#6906U(C)  Early 19th century pine single board blanket chest.  42″W x 24 1/2″H x 18 1/2″D.


#6730U  Pair of steel griffin silhouette panels (one fits in the other and could hold a panel of glass between).  13 1/4″W x 17 1.2″H

$165 pair

Cast iron capital with leaf motif which is possibly from a lamp post. 10 1/2 inches high x 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 inch base 5792C


Two light old transom transformed with mirror inserts.  32 1/2 inches wide x 11 1/2 inches high. Each mirror 7 5/8 inches x 14 inches.   6988G


6347F  Heavily carved oak overmantel mirror frame with candle shelves and the original beveled glass mirror.  60″W x 39 1/2″H  ca.1890


6561U Vintage brass compote with a marble base.  18″H x 5 1/2″W Ca. 1920


7020H Panel entry door (probably English) with  oval shaped decorative glass art deco panel and applied wooden embellishments.Some age related signs of wear.  c. 1930   79″H x 36″W x 1 3/4″ 


Gothic style doors have slag glass panels with pointed arches. 4 doors available. One has a damaged piece of glass.  83 1/2″H x 30″W

$395 each

6988I Slate keystone with worn, old painted finish and carved cabochon.  Originally from a classical mantel.  10 1/2″H x 8″W  Ca. 1890   


6988F Fleur-de-lis slate keystone with original painted finish.  11″H x 8″W x 2 1/2″ D


7031U (C) Pair of bronze sphinxes with highly ornamented headdresses on bases of green marble. 25″H x 29 1/2″D x 15″W 

$2895 PAIR

7020D Two individual gothic doors with caramel slag glass panels. c. 1920 Length: 74 3/4″ (w/ attached arch) Width: 31″ Thickness: 1 3/4″

$395.00 each

7029U Vintage wrought iron plant stand with copper bowl insert.  Early 20th Century Bowl 6″ high / Diameter 12.5″ Stand 51 1/4 ” high /width 16″ at base


7036H Vintage ceramic umbrella holder glazed in dark green with a  mauve band with palmette motif around the top.  Crack in the side near the botton. 10 3/4″ x 22″ high


7036H  Unglazed ceramic antique umbrella holder cream finish  classical figures bordered with masks at the top and palmette design around the base. 10″ diameter x 22 1/2″ high


7036U Matte green ceramic antique umbrella holder with embossed art nouveau ornamentation. Attributed to Weller. 10″ diameter by 20 3/4″ high


#5464U Carved marble panel with central cartouche. 50″ x 6″ x 1 1/4″D. 19th Century


#6168U(C) Mahogany stained poplar Victorian pier mirror retaining the original finish and the original beveled glass mirror. (Minor losses to cornice). 99 1/2″H x 29 1/2″W ca.1880


#4989I Cast iron dentil moulded cornice with a centered lion’s face. 56 1/2″W x 6 1/2″H x 4″D c.1890


#5214L Original multi-colored painted cast and wrought iron frame with a marble base and faux marbled slate tabletop. 36″H x 15″Diam. c.1920


#6289H Pair of Rococo style brass and cast brass curtain tiebacks. 1 1/2″W x 4 3/4″H x 7″D

$235 pr.

#6200L Pair of Classical Revival cast brass candelabras with reeded columns, corinthian capitals and acanthus candle arms (lacking 1 candle cup). 15″H x 9 1/2″W ca.1920

$645 pair

Antique oak display cabinet with oak framed glass sliding doors and the original stained pine center shelf. 72″L x 26″D x 22″H with 12″D top. c.1900


#6016U Cast brass Rococo clock case on oval marble base. 12 1/2″H x 9″W c.1920


#6066U Cast brass Victorian plant stand with inset onyx top (12″Sq.) and shelf. 30″H x 14″W-overall, c.1890


#6072U Brass Victorian plant stand with inset onyx top (9″Sq.)and shelf. Legs have decorative figural white metal appliques. 31″H x 14″W-overall. c.1890


#5442L Cast brass prism hung girandole on marble base. 16 1/2″W x 17 1/4″W


#6365U Pair of chrome hubs on industrial cast iron fittings. 6 3/4″Diam. cast iron; 4″Diam. chrome hub; 6 1/2″total height

$285 pr.

#9000U Heavy cast bronze Classical Revival commercial (theatre?) frame. 46″W x 26″H (overall); 30″W x 13 3/4″H (insider frame). ca.1920


#6365U Heavy wood framed arched mirror with a hatched iron grid grille. 41 1/2″W x 32 1/2″H x 2 1/2″D


#6410U Painted pine Cottage style dresser mirror retaining the original old finish and mirror. 39″W x 42″H ca.1880


#5028U Carved wood lintel typical of Washington DC row houses. 37 3/4″W x 4″H x 1 3/4″D ca.1880


#6289H Cast brass curtain tiebacks with classical motifs. (are made to also hold a curtain rod if preferred). 2″W x 8″H x 6 1/4″D

$365 pr.

#6145U Bird’s eye maple shelf clock with the original working “United” electric clock with second hand. 14 5/8″L x 7 5/8″H x 3 3/4″D


“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.

#5941U Ornate marble top brass and cast brass stand with the original beveled glass mirror shelf. Has not been polished. Marble top measures 12″ x 12″ and is 31″Tall. ca.1890


#6289H Set of 4 cast brass foliate design curtain tiebacks with an old dark patina. 2 1/2″W x 6 1/2″H x 5 1/2″D ca.1900

$725 set of 4

#6438U Cast bronze Classical grill with foliate castings surrounding four rosettes. 24 1/4″ x 32″ ca.1920


#5745U Heavy brass table with stylized flowers and paw feet and a replacement marble top. 22 1/2″W x 16″D x 29″H Antique lighting c.1880


#5243G Victorian walnut cabinet doors with etched glass of a later period. 16 1/2″W x 50 1/2″H ea. (frame dimension); 10 1/2″W x 45 1/4″H (glass dimension). Frames are c.1870

$695 pr.

#6231G(C) Pair of pine Arts and Crafts cabinet doors with the original old dark finish (2 pr. this size available). 15″W ea. x 34″H ca.1920

$335 pr.

#6688H Set of 4 cast iron handrail brackets complete with attached hinged rail clips. 3 at 3 1/2″Deep and 1 at 3″Deep.

$260 set of 4

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Sunday: Noon to 5:00pm

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

Hours of Operation:
Monday | Saturday
10:30am to 6:00pm
Sunday: Noon to 5:00pm