Meet Our Antiques Sales Team
With varied backgrounds in antiques, design and restoration, The Brass Knob’s knowledgeable staff is available to answer any questions you might have about our merchandise.
Donetta was a student of interior design when she co-founded The Brass Knob in 1981. A former partner in a travel marketing business, Donetta decided to combine her love of beautiful objects with her business background by opening a store to sell architectural antiques. She is responsible for purchasing all of The Brass Knob’s merchandise, as well as a myriad of other marketing and operational tasks.
An antique collector since he was 10 years old, Kirk joined The Brass Knob in 1988 after leaving a career in banking to work with another architectural antiques dealer. Kirk specializes in restoring lighting, hardware, and mantels to their original state. Dedicated to helping customers find “just the right object,” Kirk is completely self-taught in restoration, learning through direct experience and practice -and always with an eye toward authenticity.
A retired electrical engineer, Wayne specializes in the repair and restoration of lighting fixtures, as well as assembling and repairing antique hardware. Wayne has been an employee of The Brass Knob since 1995. A long-time homeowner of turn-of-the-century homes, Wayne credits his restoration knowledge to hands-on experience.
Bella is the newest employee at The Brass Knob. A recent graduate of the GWU Corcoran School of Art and Design. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Art History, with an emphasis on the decorative arts. Bella helps manage The Brass Knob social media and catalog, as well as assisting in sales and managing the inventory.