Virginie. Door Knob. November 16th , 2017.
Glass knobs add a flair to the door and make them look aesthetically beautiful. The only way you can get yourself one of these valuable beauties is by constantly keeping a check in antique shops or glass shops that stock vintage products. Since antique glass knobs are in demand there could be instances where individuals end up buying a replica thinking it`s an antique. Always make sure you read about antique glass knobs or consult a friend or person who knows about antique knobs. Antique knobs enhance the look of your door and last a lifetime.
It is easy to coordinate your new door hardware with the existing hardware (such as knobs, pulls and hinges) around your home to enhance your existing theme. Decorative knobs are a wonderful way to increase the beauty of any room and make your door hardware stand out. Ornate designs create added interest and reflect extra attention being paid to the smaller details in the home. LookInTheAttic & Company offers a wide variety of decorative door knobs is a variety of sizes, materials and designs - they also offer free design assistance and help.
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.
Interior door knobs are available in four primary styles; privacy, passage, double dummy and single dummy. Privacy and passage knobs turn and operate a latch mechanism - the difference is privacy style knobs have a push pin lock (these are generally used on bathrooms or bedrooms). Single dummy and double dummy knobs do not turn or operate a latch mechanism - a single dummy knob is one knob on the exterior side of the door while a double dummy is a knob on either side of one door. Note: Most double dummy knobs cannot be used on two separate doors.
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.
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