Virginie. Door Knob. December 05th , 2017.
The benefits of the antique glass knobs for doors are as many as there are door types! They instantly add a rustic and aged appeal to the door. In fact, fit one a door that is yet to be painted and upgraded and you have a masterpiece! For those who love the Victorian and Gregorian era decor, the antique glass door knobs are a must-have. They can be fitted on the main door of the home or office or just about any enclosure that is designed for safekeeping and privacy.
No matter the reason for them, antique door knob collections are very popular, and can be very expensive. Some antique door knob collectors are very serious about their trade. They know all there is to know about antique door knobs. If you think a door knob is a door knob, you`re dead wrong. In the last century antique door knobs have gone through a number of personality and design changes. Instead of just being something used to open and close a door, door knobs back then were just as much a part of the house as the rest of the décor, and were expected to make a statement. For a while the job was relegated mostly to glass artists who created beautiful bubble glass knobs, lead crystal cut into jewel-like shapes, as well as amazing pieces of brass that were carved into extremely ornate patterns.
I my self just can`t get enough of them. I believe that they will never be outdated and I always do my best to find the perfect ones for all the furniture in my house. Glass gives that royal feeling to anything that it is attached to and I think that this is the feeling every house should have. Make sure though to take enough time to find those that suit your furniture and environment best as you can always go wrong with the vast amount of choices out there.
Usually, porcelain knobs come in a complete set of two pieces. They are available in different sizes. However, the standard ones measure 2 ¼ or 2 ½ diameter. Most porcelain door knobs feature a short iron, brass or bronze stem. A matching backplate is also provided in some cases. The backplates normally come in five different finishes - satin nickel, antique brass, polished brass, chrome, and oil-rubbed bronze. Porcelain door knobs are available in a choice of colors and finishes. Black, white, and brown are the common colors. Ivory and almond colored door knobs are also available. You can also find a good selection of embossed and hand-painted porcelain door knobs. Porcelain door knobs also feature a variety of styles. Victorian designs to the modern styles are available in the market. Meadows and prairie are the other popular styles. Both round and oval door knobs are available.
Don`t think for a second that such a choice is outdated or out of fashion. The truth is that such things will never be out of fashion for the simple reason that they will always look amazing if they are used in the correct environment. They look fabulous and you all know it so get yourselves out there and make that special purchase for your own doors. As I said before, they will last forever and you will never regret it!
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