Virginie. Door Knob. December 02nd , 2017.
Brass door knobs have been around for a very long time, most traditional homes feature them and they are etched in people`s mind as very traditional. Although they used to be rather expensive, their prices have fallen quite dramatically in recent years, so much so that they are now considered one of the cheapest solutions on the market today. These door knobs are rather durable and are ideal for use on door which needs to be opened and closed often.
Although there are a number of glass knob manufacturers that have come out with several replicas of the Victorian glass door knobs, they haven`t been able to match the quality, precision, and detail of antique glass knobs. Although brass, chrome, and steel knobs look good on doors they tend to lose their sheen and color due to the weather conditions. Moreover the constant touch of sweaty or wet hands on these door knobs can make them look drab. Antique glass door knobs are durable and are prone to different weather conditions.
Most door knob manufacturers are also wholesale suppliers and exporters. The commonly used materials for making door knobs are brass, iron, wood, wire, ceramic, stainless steel and aluminum. Door knob is a handle used for opening and closing a door. Door knobs are often sold as complete locksets. Porcelain door knob/rosette assemblies are offered for both sides of the door. Passage/privacy sets consists of a latch, faceplate and strikeplate.
But the real money seems to be in the door knobs that were really from that time. Just as much as the other collectibles and antiques in old estates can get a pretty penny at auction, the antique door knobs in those homes are also commanding top dollar at estate sales and auctions. During World War II, many people pulled the brass doorknobs from their homes to help the government in their collections of brass to make war goods. Having one of these brass goodies today can fetch a pretty penny at an auction. How much would you pay for antique door knobs? How about $8,300 for just one knob? That`s the price that the `Doggie knob` fetched at an auction. The beautifully carved bronze knob with a pooch looking through the center was created in the late 1800s. There are believed to be only two of them in existence.
Putting up plain ones in today`s time looks like going back into the nineteenth century when people were not aware of flaunting their style statement with the help of such small things. Antique glass door knobs are easily available in a large number of shapes and designs. We have knobs which have shape of a flower such as that of rose, lotus or tulip. Then there are diamond shaped knobs, butterfly shaped and many others which are apt to give a feeling of perfect finish to the interiors of your home.
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