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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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”
DK1146 Historical 1874 Hopkins & Dickinson Ornate Door Knob

Historical 1874 Hopkins & Dickinson Ornate Door Knob

Hopkins & Dickinson was a premier hardware manufacturer during the Victorian era. Their hardware is found where only the best would do. This particular designed knob is found in the Benjamin Harrison House (23rd President of the United States) in Indianapolis, Indiana. The home is a 16 room... click picture for more info
DK1144 Pair Antique Ornate Nashua Hemacite Doorknobs

Pair Antique Ornate Nashua Hemacite Doorknobs

Although the dainty design is very pretty, what makes these door knobs special is the material!  Hemacite is a material made from sawdust and the blood of slaughtered cattle and pigs. Before you go – ick! – keep in mind that this is biodegradable and safer for our environment than modern day... click picture for more info

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