Item Name:. Return Policy. A gorgeous set of antique Eastlake cast iron knobs and rosettes by Sargent, c
Search Advanced Search. Door Knob Sets The antique and vintage door knob sets offered for sale here are a "must have" if you are restoring an old house and also will allow authentic historic hardware for any additions or even a new home. Your plans may, or may not, require a latch or lock with the set.
We also carry push plates and door handles, as well as door kick plates. Home Hardware Door Hardware Door Hardware Van Dykes vintage reproduction door hardware selection brings together that rare combination of solid, dependable functionality and elegant, stylish designs ranging from modern to antique or even renaissance! Here you will find quality reproductions with everything you need to add a bit of panache to an existing door: door bells, bolts, catches, latches, kickplates, locks, mail slots, knobs, spindles, and more!
Every product is independently selected by obsessive editors. Another thing that can often be upgraded at little cost: doorknobs. For a minimal look, lots of designers pointed us to matte-black knobs. Many of the designers also recommended shiny, polished brass knobs, and this one, like the Schoolhouse style above, is especially elongated.
With the exception of the Gothic Revival movement, where doorknobs sporadically incorporated Tudor arch and quatrefoil motifs, most door hardware was not explicitly tied to decorative fashions or architectural styles until the latterth century. In the s, however, the picture changed radically. As the flowering of the Industrial Revolution coincided with the design revelations of newly opened Japan, almost every type of Victorian door hardware was suddenly crawling with Aesthetic Movement motifs and planar Anglo-Japanese ornament — bamboo, butterfly and parasol outlines mixed in with Eastlake geometrical abstractions.
Not many people think about antique doorknob identification as being a hobby, but for those who collect them, it is a passion. Each doorknob tells a story about the architecture, era, and location of the building it was once a part of. Each collector has a deep desire to ferret out the details of that story by examining the worn finish and intricate surfaces of the knobs.
Eastlake was a popular design style in the late 19th century and is characterized by a combination of naturalistic and geometric patterns. British architect Charles Eastlake was part of the Aesthetic Movementwhich promoted the idea that one should live surrounded by beauty. Eastlake himself was inspired by Japanese design and the flora and fauna of the culture appeared frequently in his work.
Genuinely old door knobs in porcelain and glass have been etched with trademarks and logos of highly collectible companies. The etching is about one-sixteenth of an inch deep below the surrounding surface. After etching, the artwork and lettering are inked in matching colors: Coca-Cola is red, Ford is blue, etc. No old doorknobs are known that resemble these new products.
Well, that is exactly what many old home magazines have been doing in the recent years. Antique hardware has become not only an interest to the old home restorer, but a major field in collectibles. The historic and aesthetic value of antique hardware was recognized by a group of people in the s, which organized as the Antique Doorknob Collectors of America ina nonprofit whose purpose is the study and preservation of ornamental hardware.