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.  
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
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
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
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  
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

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