Virginie. Door Knob. November 16th , 2017.
There is a nostalgic bond between doors and knobs. There are a number of door knobs of different shapes and sizes made for doors. Door knobs made from polished brass and chrome are very popular today but somehow most of them fail to showcase the elegance seen among antique glass door knobs. It takes a while to gape at these shimmering beauties. Antique glass door knobs with their clean cut designs of crystal and cut glass are a sight words can`t describe. The attention to detail and intricate patterns shaped into a dream is a pure exhibition of flawless workmanship. Antique glass knobs complement different types of doors and add to the décor of the door.
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.
You can even find designer door knobs these days, if you are all about fashion. Some are hand made of stone, glass and other materials. If you want to go classy, glass door knobs are very beautiful. They can look like gems shining from a treasure hold if they are put in the right room with the right lighting. One thing to note about glass door knobs is that, they are not recommended for the outside doors to your home, as they are more fragile than other knobs and may not react well to the changes in temperatures. They also will be getting a lot more wear and tear on an outside door and may not be strong enough to handle it.
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.
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.
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