Virginie. Door Knob. December 01st , 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.
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.
It is not difficult to look for the sizes of the knobs. Take note that when knobs are installed in the drawers of the cabinets, it should be the same or bigger in size compared with the door knob. The wood knobs are one size higher than its metal counterpart. The screws for the knob are available in the hardware. There are those who manufactures and sells with the screws while most usually do not include the screws. The normal and standard size for is 8/32 screw.
The door knob is one of the most frequently used items in the home and can be used to make a dramatic difference in your decorating theme. Decorative door knobs are a great way to create a new and interesting focal point for your interior and exterior doors without needing to replace the actual door itself. Door knobs are available in a variety of materials and types so you can coordinate the doors throughout your entire house and create a new and beautiful theme.
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.
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