Virginie. Door Knob. December 05th , 2017.
Brass door knobs have been around for a very long time, most traditional homes feature them and they are etched in people`s mind as very traditional. Although they used to be rather expensive, their prices have fallen quite dramatically in recent years, so much so that they are now considered one of the cheapest solutions on the market today. These door knobs are rather durable and are ideal for use on door which needs to be opened and closed often.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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