Door Knobs

Sometimes only the antique or vintage door knobs are needed. You might be looking for a knob, or knobs, to match a missing item in your historic home or 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
DK1199 Pair Large Shabby 1914 Glass Door Knobs

Pair Large Shabby 1914 Glass Door Knobs

There is no question these knobs have been well used and have a lot of stories to tell. Although in excellent mechanical condition the glass has a few nicks on one knob and the other knob has fine scratching on the top. On both the silver interior has gotten mellow with age. Glass knobs frequently... click picture for more info
DK1198 Pair Ornate Antique Bronze Doorknobs

Pair Ornate Antique Bronze Doorknobs

This set was made by Peterboro around 1885 and has a rather Moorish design on both the front and back.  The knobs are made of thick cast bronze with very little wear. Of course there are some tiny dings around the edges but those only add to the antique charm and history. The above price is for one... click picture for more info
DK1197 Antique Wrought Bronze 1885 Norwalk Doorknob

Antique Wrought Bronze 1885 Norwalk Doorknob

This is one of the exceptional variations of this pattern made by Norwalk Lock Company around 1885. In addition to the bull’s eye and arrow motif the background is incised with tiny shingles. Be sure to enlarge the photos to see it all.  A very stunning piece of Victorian art! This knob is in... click picture for more info
DK1196 Romantic Pink Roses Ceramic Knob & Rosette – Yale & Towne

Romantic Pink Roses Ceramic Knob & Rosette – Yale & Towne

This knob and rosette were made around the middle of the 20th century by Yale & Towne. The pieces feature romantic hand painted pink roses set off by brilliant gold gilt. There are no chips, cracks or flea bites and the only wear I see is very minor to the gold gilt on the knob. It might even... click picture for more info
DK1195 Pair Steel Concentric Door Knobs – 4 Pair Available

Pair Steel Concentric Door Knobs – 4 Pair Available

These door knobs are from the first half of the 20th century and feature a handsome concentric design. They were originally plated with copper, brass or bronze but that is completely worn off. They are now a dark chocolate brown. They are all in excellent vintage condition with no dents, scratches... click picture for more info
DK1190 Simple Yale & Towne Door Knob – Unique Spindle

Simple Yale & Towne Door Knob – Unique Spindle

This is a simple door knob that was made by Yale & Towne around 1915. It is made of cast iron with a dark chocolate patina. There is only a tiny bit of the original brass plating left and it would be covered with the door plate collar. This knob utilizes a unique spindle that was used... click picture for more info
DK1189 Egg & Dart Pattern Antique Doorknob

Egg & Dart Pattern Antique Doorknob

A very popular pattern around the turn of the century this style goes with almost all types of architecture. This knob is made of wrought steel with a very dark patina. There are no dents, dings or scratches. Diameter 2-1/4” Doorknob shaft 11/16” diameter  
DK1188 Vintage Solid Cast Brass Concentric Door Knob

Vintage Solid Cast Brass Concentric Door Knob

This is a simple elegant knob from around 1940. It is rather small but being made of cast brass it is quite heavy. It has a nice even patina and only minor scratching and dings. Doorknob:  2” diameter Shaft:  3/4”
DK1185 Corbin Antique Doorknob – “Holland” Pattern

Corbin Antique Doorknob – “Holland” Pattern

This doorknob was made by P & F Corbin in their romantic “Holland” pattern.  It is shown in their 1905 hardware catalog for the Finnish School of Design and it would have been manufactured around that period of time.  Victorian "house jewelry" at its finest!   It is made of wrought... click picture for more info
DK1184 Single Antique Solid Cast Bronze Oval Door Knob

Single Antique Solid Cast Bronze Oval Door Knob

This is a classy little knob with just a hint of detail at the shaft. It is very heavy and made of thick cast bronze. It does have several light dings but the patina disguises them well. Frankly I like the little imperfections on old hardware. We all get them as we get older! Knob: 1-1/2” x 2-1/2”... click picture for more info
DK1183 Single Rare Speckled Brown Mineral Clay Door Knob

Single Rare Speckled Brown Mineral Clay Door Knob

The solid brown mineral clay knobs are hard to find but the speckled ones are even more so. Although this knob was made in the late 1800’s it is still in pristine condition. Not a single flea bite or scratch to be found. Still has the original black paint on the shaft! This knob can be paired with... click picture for more info
DK1182 Antique Branford Lock Works Copper Door Knob

Antique Branford Lock Works Copper Door Knob

This wrought copper door knob was made by Branford Lock Works around 1910. It has a very dainty border that reminds me of teardrops. Be sure to enlarge the photos to see it better! It has a beautiful even caramel patina. When I received this knob it was stuck on the spindle and it required some... click picture for more info
DK1181 Hand Painted White Porcelain Door Knob for Rim Locks

Hand Painted White Porcelain Door Knob for Rim Locks

Need a cute replacement for your rim lock door knob? This knob sports charming country art work executed in oil paint. Some light wear to be sure but that only makes it more special. This knob has a flared shaft that would go against the rim lock body. Not a single chip or flea bite to be found.... click picture for more info
DK1180 Pair Brown Mineral Clay Antique Doorknobs for Rim Locks

Pair Brown Mineral Clay Antique Doorknobs for Rim Locks

These hard to find solid brown doorknobs are made of mineral clay that has a thick glaze similar to a ceramic item. They are for use with an antique rim lock and are from the mid to late 1800’s. The flared shaft goes against the surface mounted lock and the straight shaft goes in a rosette for the... click picture for more info
DK1179 Pair Rare White Crackle Antique Doorknobs for Rim Locks

Pair Rare White Crackle Antique Doorknobs for Rim Locks

These white porcelain knobs are for use with an antique rim lock and were the most common used during the mid to late 1800’s. This set is one of the very early rare ones where the porcelain has the sought after crackling. The crackling in no way compromises the integrity of the knob and both are... click picture for more info
DK1178 Pair Rare White Crackle Antique Doorknobs for Rim Locks

Pair Rare White Crackle Antique Doorknobs for Rim Locks

These white porcelain knobs are for use with an antique rim lock and were the most common used during the mid to late 1800’s. This set is one of the very early rare ones where the porcelain has the sought after crackling. The crackling in no way compromises the integrity of the knob and both are... click picture for more info
DK1177 Single Bronze Antique Doorknob – Sargent “Alby”

Single Bronze Antique Doorknob – Sargent “Alby”

This knob was made by Sargent & Co. around 1900 and they named the design “Alby”. The sensuous Art Nouveau detailing is set of beautifully by the incredible patina. Made of wrought bronze there is not a single dent or scratch to be found. To check this site for more hardware in this pattern... click picture for more info
DK1176 Set of 3 Antique Circa 1900 Bronze Door Knobs

Set of 3 Antique Circa 1900 Bronze Door Knobs

Not all homes during the Victorian era had fancy hardware and these simple knobs have a charm all their own for their simplicity. They are made of wrought bronze with no dents or heavy scratching and a lovely caramel patina to die for! There are a couple of tiny scratches that mar the patina on one... click picture for more info
DK1175 Pair Early 1900’s Cast Bronze Beaded Doorknobs

Pair Early 1900’s Cast Bronze Beaded Doorknobs

This is a very high quality set of doorknobs made in the early 1900’s. They feature the popular beading that goes with almost every type of architecture. Oh, so elegant! They are made of solid cast bronze (not pressed or wrought) and weigh in at almost a pound. They have a lovely patina and the... click picture for more info
DK1174 Single Antique Iron Doorknob – R & E “Amarat”

Single Antique Iron Doorknob – R & E “Amarat”

This knob was made by Russell & Erwin around 1900 and they named the design “Amarat”. The metal art work has a whimsical Victorian theme with lots of curls and stylized leaves. Knob is made of cast and wrought iron. The original bronze plating has worn off and it is now a dark grey patina. Some... click picture for more info

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