Collector Corner

Although so many of the items on this web site are of a "collector" quality I couldn't resist showing a few that are sought by antique hardware collectors. These are truly rare and unique pieces! This is not to say that these items should not be used. What an incredible statement these prizes would make for the discerning homeowner!





Item #+ Item
CC1003 Rare Russell & Erwin “Doggie” Doorknob and Rosette

Rare Russell & Erwin “Doggie” Doorknob and Rosette

The “Doggie” knob is probably the most prized and sought after piece of artistic Victorian hardware. Web Wilson Auctions sold the first “doggie” door knob for $3600 in 1996, and a few years later, sold a rare variation of the doggie design for more than $8000. Originally designed and patented (June... click picture for more info
CC1006 Mid 1800s Gutta Purcha Doorknobs and Rosettes Set

Mid 1800s Gutta Purcha Doorknobs and Rosettes Set

These antique doorknobs and rosettes were made by Russell & Erwin and referenced as their Lava line.  They are shown in their 1876 hardware catalog as the Gothic pattern and were created to compliment hardwoods with a color choice of black, brown and buff.  They are made of gutta purcha (a... click picture for more info
CC1009 Authentic Antique Bennington Rockingham Doorknob Pull

Authentic Antique Bennington Rockingham Doorknob Pull

Unlike the mineral clay antique doorknobs that are frequently (and incorrectly) referred to as “Bennington”, this one is the authentic original and very rare. In order for a knob to be a Bennington knob its body must be cream colored. With the variegated (swirled) mineral clay knobs the body is red... click picture for more info

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