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
DK1231 Single Rare Ornate Cast Iron Lever Handle

Single Rare Ornate Cast Iron Lever Handle

Lever handles from the 1800’s are extremely hard to find and this one is a beauty! Made of thick cast iron with ornamentation it is in excellent condition with a dark iron patina. It was found with a Branford Lock Works round knob but might be by another maker. The included spindle removes easily... click picture for more info
DK1230 Single Antique Branford “Star” Antique Door Knob

Single Antique Branford “Star” Antique Door Knob

This heavy cast bronze door knob with art work front and back was made by Branford Lock Works in the late 1800’s. The design was named “Star” and is an excellent example of artistic hardware from that era. Many hands have turned this knob so there is some wear to the pattern along the edges. There... click picture for more info
DK1229 Pair Restored Sargent “Arcadia” Eastlake Door Knobs

Pair Restored Sargent “Arcadia” Eastlake Door Knobs

These heavy cast iron knobs were made by Sargent & Co around 1880 and they named the design “Arcadia”. The deeply incised Eastlake details are just spectacular! They have been polished, the black background paint replaced and then lacquered for a soft glow. Both knobs are in excellent condition... click picture for more info
DK1228 Yale & Towne White Porcelain Door Knob – Three part spindle

Yale & Towne White Porcelain Door Knob – Three part spindle

These circa 1900 doorknobs by Yale & Towne do not utilize the standard spindle. The spindle (used only by Yale & Towne) comes in 3 parts and is attached by a pin on one doorknob and the other doorknob has a set screw for adjustment. This is the portion pinned to the spindle – which can be... click picture for more info
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
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
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
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
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
DK1203 Antique Entry Door Knobs – Corbin “Brocade”

Antique Entry Door Knobs – Corbin “Brocade”

Only 1 perfect entry knob left! 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... 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
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
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
DK1178 Rare White Crackle Antique Doorknobs for Rim Locks

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
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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