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
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
DK1173 Pair Ornate Antique Bronze Doorknobs – R & E “Amarat”

Pair Ornate Antique Bronze Doorknobs – R & E “Amarat”

This set 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. The patina is to die for! I just love the soft picketing along the perimeter! Very fine workmanship in solid thick cast... click picture for more info
DK1172 Rare Antique Butterflies and Tulips Doorknob

Rare Antique Butterflies and Tulips Doorknob

This rare doorknob with its lifelike butterflies was made by Norwalk around 1885 and is still in premium condition. The design features a ring of tulips and foliage which continues on to the back of the knob. Be sure to enlarge the photos to see all the metal art work. There is no wear to the... click picture for more info
DK1170 Pair Cast Iron Antique Doorknobs – Lockwood “Bordeaux”

Pair Cast Iron Antique Doorknobs – Lockwood “Bordeaux”

Swirling acanthus leaves on the front and a pinwheel design on the backs – Lockwood Hardware went all out on this design! They were made around 1914 for their Romanesque School of Architecture and they dubbed the design “Bordeaux”. Made of heavy cast iron there is no wear to the design and no chips... click picture for more info
DK1169 Pair Cast Iron Antique Doorknobs – Reading “Mantua”

Pair Cast Iron Antique Doorknobs – Reading “Mantua”

This is a spectacular set of heavy cast iron doorknobs. A four-fold design of acanthus leaves is very deeply recessed in high relief for metal art work at its finest. They were made by Reading Hardware around 1900 and they dubbed the design “Mantua”. No wear to the design and no chips or cracks.... click picture for more info
DK1168 Pair Corbin 1895 Bronze or Copper Doorknobs – “Putnam”

Pair Corbin 1895 Bronze or Copper Doorknobs – “Putnam”

Shown in the 1895 P. & F. Corbin antique hardware catalog, this pattern was dubbed “Putnam”. Just enough detail to make them a standout in most architecture. These knobs are either solid cast bronze or copper. Although they have patina at present if polished they would have a reddish hue. No... click picture for more info
DK1167 Pair Cast Brass Antique Doorknobs – Barrows “Baltic”

Pair Cast Brass Antique Doorknobs – Barrows “Baltic”

Just look at all the vines, ferns and bluebells twined together on these knobs! Be sure to enlarge the photo so you can see the fine detail clearly. They were made by Barrows between 1900 and 1925 and they dubbed the design “Baltic”. Obviously quite popular for a 25 year production run! Made of... click picture for more info
DK1165 Antique Corbin Turn of the Century Doorknob

Antique Corbin Turn of the Century Doorknob

This antique cast bronze door knob is covered with so much art work it’s amazing they were able to fit it all in. It even carries over onto the back! Be sure and enlarge the photos to see it all. Made by P & F Corbin between 1880 and 1905 it remains in excellent condition. I’ve polished the... click picture for more info
DK1162 Pair Bennington Type Antique Doorknobs for Rim Locks

Pair Bennington Type Antique Doorknobs for Rim Locks

The 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 referred to as “Bennington” but those rare knobs had a solid cream colored base, not reddish swirls. I’ve included a... click picture for more info
DK1161 Pair Antique Bronze Victorian Era Door Knobs

Pair Antique Bronze Victorian Era Door Knobs

Not all homes at the turn of the century 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! One knob has some mottling of colors (including a bit of the... click picture for more info
DK1158 Sargent Circa 1888 Cast Bronze Door Knob

Sargent Circa 1888 Cast Bronze Door Knob

No wonder they called artistic hardware “house jewelry” during the Victorian era. A true work of art, the incising on this beautiful cast bronze door knob is just like a Victorian garden! Note how the flowers fold over the edge of the knob to continue on the back. It was made by Sargent & Co.... click picture for more info
DK1155 Late 1800’s Beaded Oval Door Knob

Late 1800’s Beaded Oval Door Knob

This is a lovely oval door knob with 3/16” beads. It is well constructed with a cast iron base and a wrought iron top. It has aged to a medium silver color that could be polished if you wish. There is a small area of rust on the edge (see side photo) that will wear away with use or you could sand... click picture for more info
DK1153 Vintage Brass Concentric Door Knob

Vintage Brass Concentric Door Knob

Simple knob with just a touch of elegance from the 1920’s +/-. Made of wrought brass that has aged to a nice medium patina. There is a small dent in the front that doesn’t show much unless the light hits it just right – like a camera flash :o) Doorknob:  2-1/4” diameter Shaft:  3/4” diameter
DK1152 Pretty Yale & Towne Door Knob – 3 Part Spindle

Pretty Yale & Towne Door Knob – 3 Part Spindle

This is a pretty door knob that was made by Yale & Towne around 1915. It is made of wrought iron with a dark iron patina. Although not visible in the photo there appears to be some old nickel plating left in the front recesses that gives a slightly silver color. This knob utilizes a unique... click picture for more info
DK1149 Dainty Five-fold Door Knob – Reading “Clifton”

Dainty Five-fold Door Knob – Reading “Clifton”

This door knob, with its dainty five-fold design, was made by Reading Hardware around 1895. They dubbed the pattern “Clifton”. This knob is in excellent condition. It is made of wrought bronze with a fabulous patina. No dings, breaks or repairs. Diameter 2-1/4” Shaft diameter 5/8”
DK1147 Simple Early 1900’s Copper Steel Door Knob

Simple Early 1900’s Copper Steel Door Knob

This is a simple vintage door knob with just a touch of soft detail in its shape. It is made of steel with the remains of copper plating giving it a nice distressed look. There are no dents, dings or breaks. Diameter 2-1/4” Shaft diameter 11/16”

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