Virginie. Door Knob. December 04th , 2017.
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.
Once the door knob was in place, there were further advances to this invention. Soon a lock would be added to a door. That made not only a way to keep the door from accidentally opening, but also a way to intentionally keep people out. That wasn`t enough for some people, who could bust through a simple lock, so there had to be more substantial locks created. Dead bolts were added to really hold a door shut when the person inside wanted it to stay that way. At one point, there were very limited selections if you wanted a door with locks, and even more limited selections if you wanted the additional dead bolt lock that matched the door knob. But things have progressed over the years. Now you can find a door knob in almost any shape or size to do the job you need done.
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.
Wholesale door knobs are available for different purposes such as passage, privacy etc. Dummy door knobs are also available, which are non-functioning and are used on closets and French doors. The passage knobs are non-locking, working knob sets and the privacy knobs have a push stem on the rosette and are usually used in bathrooms and bedrooms as they need to be locked. Ornamented and magnificent door knobs are available in wholesale shops in different models.
The design of the knobs depends on the cabinet door styles where it is installed. There are several styles for the doors. One of these is the inset door design. This design is available only for framed cabinets because it has to stay within the rails and stiles of the frame. There is a special design of knob for them but the dark colored ones will always do. An almost similar design to the inset door is the lipped door. Lipped door is applicable only for framed cabinet door. It requires having rails and stiles wherein the they could rest. Aside from that, it also needs to have a specific type of knob to help open it. But their difference is that the lipped door has a groove wherein the other part of the cabinet can rest and look for support.
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