Door Knobs / Handles

Sometimes only the antique or vintage door knobs are needed. You might be looking for a knob or handle to match a missing item in your historic home or perhaps want to create your own set with a custom mix of door plates, key hole escutcheons and latches. Please note that not all door knobs fit all door plates or rosettes (round door plates). Pay attention to the dimensions of both. I try to give measurements as close as possible but sometimes just a millimeter difference prohibits the knob from sitting in the plate properly. If you are ordering a set I will check them before completing the order. 

For those of you with modern pre-drilled doors you can either repair the large hole (see FAQ) or obtain a retrofit kit (see Links page).

Unless otherwise noted these knobs take a 1/4" (9/32") spindle.



Item #- Item
DK1226 Pair Bennington Type Antique Doorknobs

Pair Bennington Type Antique Doorknobs

These fantastic swirling colors were obtained by the use of different color mineral clays which were formed and then glazed.  There are no two alike.  These doorknobs are frequently (and incorrectly) referred to as “Bennington” but antique hardware manufacturers referenced them as Mineral Clay... click picture for more info
DK1225 Set Brass Concentric Entry Door Knobs with 3/8” Spindle

Set Brass Concentric Entry Door Knobs with 3/8” Spindle

This set is for an entry lock with push buttons. The 3/8” spindle rotates in the middle to accommodate the locking functions. The 2” diameter knobs are made of solid brass with no dents. The shaft is stepped to fit in a 5/8” door plate collar.  
DK1224 3 Sets Vintage Plain Jane Steel Doorknobs

3 Sets Vintage Plain Jane Steel Doorknobs

Although the ornate doorknobs are beautiful many of the homes in the past were quite simple. These doorknobs are made of steel with brass plating. In great condition with no dents.  They have minor blemishes to the brass plating as would be expected. Note that the dome height is different on each... click picture for more info
DK1223 Steel Art Deco Concentric Door Knob

Steel Art Deco Concentric Door Knob

This door knob is from the first half of the 20th century and features a handsome concentric design. These steel knobs were originally plated with copper, brass or bronze but that is completely worn off. It is now a dark chocolate brown with some roughness in the central area (wire brush if you... click picture for more info
DK1222 Pair Antique Steel Doorknobs – Bit of Brass

Pair Antique Steel Doorknobs – Bit of Brass

These antique doorknobs originally had a brass plated finish which has almost completely worn away. They are now a chocolate brown with just a blush of brass remaining. In good condition with no dents and light surface rust with some roughness on the backs. The above price is for the pair. You will... click picture for more info
DK1221 Victorian Cast Copper Door Knobs – “Arcola” – 6 Available

Victorian Cast Copper Door Knobs – “Arcola” – 6 Available

These door knobs were manufactured by Barrows around 1900 and they named the design “Arcola”. The design was so successful that they continued making it until 1925. They are made of thick cast (not pressed) copper with a dark patina. Polish the high areas to make the designs more visible or leave... click picture for more info
DK1220 Pair Beaded Edge Door Knobs – Copper Flash

Pair Beaded Edge Door Knobs – Copper Flash

Beading was a very popular pattern for homes built in late 1800s and early 1900s. This set is in exceptional condition with all the copper/black flashing intact. The photos do not do it justice! Pieces are made of wrought steel with copper and black flashing. One knob has two pin prick dents (no... click picture for more info
DK1219 Pair Antique Steel Doorknobs – Blush of Copper

Pair Antique Steel Doorknobs – Blush of Copper

These antique doorknobs originally had a copper/black japanned finish which has almost completely worn away. They are now a chocolate brown with just a blush of copper remaining on one knob. In good condition with no dents and light surface rust. Appears that the set screws were ground out (some... click picture for more info
DK1218 Pair Fluted Glass Door Knobs for Thick Door

Pair Fluted Glass Door Knobs for Thick Door

These sparkling knobs are in excellent shape with no chips or scratches. One knob is stuck on the spindle which isn’t a problem (that’s where it’s supposed to be!) unless your door is thinner than 2-1/8”. Glass knobs are restricted to how far they can be screwed to the rod so the other knob can... click picture for more info
DK1217 Pair Simple Victorian Steel Doorknobs

Pair Simple Victorian Steel Doorknobs

Although the ornate doorknobs are beautiful many of the homes in the past were quite simple. These doorknobs are made of steel with just a touch of detail on the backs. Some like the surface rust so I’ve left it alone. You can apply oil if you want a dark chocolate patina or paint them the color of... click picture for more info
DK1216 Antique Circa 1905 Corbin “Canton” Door Knob

Antique Circa 1905 Corbin “Canton” Door Knob

P. F. Corbin came out with some spectacular designs around the turn of the century and this is a great example!  They named the design “Canton” and it was paired with “Ceylon” door plates and ornate locks. To find other pieces to go with this knob enter the keywords CEYLON or CANTON in the Search... click picture for more info
DK1215 Fancy Branford “Oriental” Black Glazed Clay Knob - Bargain!

Fancy Branford “Oriental” Black Glazed Clay Knob - Bargain!

This abused knob needs a loving home!! It was made by Branford Lock Works with a fancy bronze shaft in their Oriental pattern. Although the shaft remains in excellent condition (with some verdigris for character) the black glazed knob top has quite a few dings in it. Some go right down to the red... click picture for more info
DK1214 Heavy Cast Brass Oval Entry Knobs for 3/8” Spindle

Heavy Cast Brass Oval Entry Knobs for 3/8” Spindle

Seems like folks are frequently looking for a single knob for their front door so these are sold individually. A simple classic style, they are made of thick solid cast brass with patina. A ding or two for character as would be expected with antique hardware.  These door knobs take a 3/8” square... click picture for more info
DK1211 Egyptian Motif Antique Doorknobs by Nashua

Egyptian Motif Antique Doorknobs by Nashua

During the Victorian era homeowners were enthralled by all things with an Egyptian, Persian or Chinese motif.  Made by Nashua around 1885, the designs on these doorknobs seem to have come from the inside of a pyramid in Egypt!  Don’t forget to look at the designs on the backs! Made of cast bronze... click picture for more info
DK1209 Pair Rare Sargent 1880 Artistic Lever Door Handles - NOS

Pair Rare Sargent 1880 Artistic Lever Door Handles - NOS

It is rare to find these ornate cast bronze store door handles at all and these have never even been used! They were made by Sargent & Co. and the patent date of May 11, 1880 is inscribed under each thumb piece. Other than a couple very tiny surface blemishes (easily polished out) they are in... click picture for more info
DK1208 Pair Victorian 1885 Ornate Bronze Doorknobs by Lockwood

Pair Victorian 1885 Ornate Bronze Doorknobs by Lockwood

This pretty set was made around 1885 by Lockwood Manufacturing. The vernacular sunburst design is finely done and remains in excellent condition. The knobs are made of wrought bronze with perfect authentic patina. No scratching, dents or repairs. The above price is for one pair of doorknobs. You... click picture for more info
DK1205 Antique Entry Door Knob – Corbin “Brocade” – BARGAIN!

Antique Entry Door Knob – Corbin “Brocade” – BARGAIN!

Here is your chance to get one of these knobs at about half price because it is just a bit “special”. There is a slight dent at the middle recessed area but if you install it with the dent facing down you would likely be the only one who knows it’s there! As you can see in the photo it is virtually... click picture for more info
DK1204 Antique Door Knobs – Corbin “Brocade” - Several

Antique Door Knobs – Corbin “Brocade” - Several

These exquisite solid cast bronze door knobs were made by P & F Corbin in the late 1800’s and they dubbed the design “Brocade”. The design was so special they patented it April 11, 1882 and I will provide a copy of the patent to the buyer via email. Be sure to enlarge the photo to see the... click picture for more info
DK1203 Antique Entry Door Knobs – Corbin “Brocade” - Several

Antique Entry Door Knobs – Corbin “Brocade” - Several

These exquisite solid cast bronze door knobs were made by P & F Corbin in the late 1800’s and they dubbed the design “Brocade”. The design was so special they patented it April 11, 1882 and I will provide a copy of the patent to the buyer via email. Be sure to enlarge the photo to see the... click picture for more info
DK1202 Pair Vintage Plain Brass Door Knobs with Patina

Pair Vintage Plain Brass Door Knobs with Patina

These plain wrought brass door knobs are perfect if your home architecture calls for a simple elegance. Both knobs have a small dent, side on one and top on the other. Some light scratches as would be expected. The above price is for the pair. You will receive two doorknobs and a spindle with set... click picture for more info

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