Virginie. Door Knob. December 02nd , 2017.
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.
If you are the kind of person who loves giving attention to detail, you know just how important a door knob can be to your door and the home in general. This is a part of the door most people will overlook, but one that can highly determine the efficiency of the door and the overall look of the same. There are so many types of door knobs you can choose from today and ceramic door knobs make some of the best options you can choose for your 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.
Many experts agree that the greatest strength of these knobs also happen to be their greatest weakness. Brass is dulled by harmful oils found in our hands; this can give it a great antique look but also means it loses its shine. If this is a problem for you, you may have to reapply varnish to the handle each time this happens. Class door knobs are also rather fashionable these days, their only problem is that they won`t always look great in each house. In fact some people even consider them rather ostentatious in the wrong setting.
Compared to door knobs, door levers are beneficial in some different cases. This type of handle is efficient for gripping. They are often selected for homes where there are children, elderly people or disabled who are not able to grip handles with much force. Like door knobs, levers are also available in different materials, including brass or nickel door levers. Along with this advantage, companies have added different structures on levers to give them additional appeal.
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