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
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. Ive included a... 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 1920s +/-. Made of wrought brass that has aged to a nice medium patina. There is a small dent in the front that doesnt 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 1900s Copper Steel Door Knob

Simple Early 1900s 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
DK1115 Pair Rare Petite Black Glazed Mineral Clay Antique Door Knobs

Pair Rare Petite Black Glazed Mineral Clay Antique Door Knobs

Although the black glazed knobs were used frequently these smaller 2 diameter knobs are very hard to find. To find them in such premium condition is even more unusual. They still have a blush of the original bronze wash on the iron shafts. Perfect for a pantry or screen door or anywhere a small... click picture for more info
DK1114 Pair Black Glazed Mineral Clay Antique Door Knobs

Pair Black Glazed Mineral Clay Antique Door Knobs

These black glazed knobs were frequently used with ornamental hardware in the late 1800s and their use continued into the early 20th century. They are sometimes incorrectly referred to as porcelain which is a white base. This kind of knob is made of red mineral clay that was formed around the... click picture for more info
DK1101 Yale & Towne Jet or Ebony Door Knobs  Three part spindle

Yale & Towne Jet or Ebony Door Knobs Three part spindle

These circa 1900 doorknobs do not utilize the standard spindle. The spindle used comes in 3 parts and is attached by a pin on one doorknob and the other doorknob has a set screw for adjustment. Here are the parts that are pinned to the spindle. For the other side of the door you would need a... click picture for more info
DK1084 Circa 1883  1892 Vernacular Door Knob by Norwich

Circa 1883 1892 Vernacular Door Knob by Norwich

This very ornate cast iron door knob was made by Norwich and is shown in their 1883 and 1892 hardware catalogs. The cast iron has aged to a black patina with the incising still crisp and clear. There are tiny remains of original bronzed finish on the back of the knob. The above price is for one... click picture for more info
DK1082 Circa 1882 Vernacular Doorknob by Russell & Erwin

Circa 1882 Vernacular Doorknob by Russell & Erwin

This is a finely done cast iron doorknob made by Russell & Erwin as shown in their 1882 hardware catalog. The cast iron has aged to a black patina with the incising still crisp and clear. There are remains of original old black paint on the back of the knob. Doorknob: 2-1/4 diameter Shaft:... click picture for more info
DK1068 Pair White Porcelain Antique Doorknobs for Rim Locks

Pair White Porcelain Antique Doorknobs for Rim Locks

These knobs are for use with an antique rim lock and were the most common used during the mid to late 1800s. The flared shaft goes against the surface mounted lock and the straight shaft goes in a rosette for the other side of the door. Steel spindle with original set screws is included. Screws... click picture for more info
DK1067 Pair Black Mineral Clay Antique Doorknobs for Rim Locks

Pair Black Mineral Clay Antique Doorknobs for Rim Locks

Sometimes known as Ebony, Jet or Aradh knobs, these glossy black doorknobs are made of red mineral clay that has a thick black glaze - similar to a ceramic item. These knobs are for use with an antique rim lock and were used from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. The flared shaft goes against... click picture for more info
DK1065 Unusual BLW Circa 1875 White Porcelain Doorknobs

Unusual BLW Circa 1875 White Porcelain Doorknobs

Although white porcelain doorknobs were rather common in the late 1800s, these are anything but! They have a raised band that gives them a very unique look and feel. They are usually quite hard to find but I was fortunate to obtain several from a Victorian home in Rhode Island. They were found on... click picture for more info
DK1059 Antique White Porcelain Doorknobs with Bronze Shafts

Antique White Porcelain Doorknobs with Bronze Shafts

These doorknobs were made in the late 1800s for use with decorative bronze or brass hardware. The shafts have been polished and there are no chips to the porcelain. Each has age spots, manufacturing defects and light scratching consistent with their age. Buy two and get a free spindle with set... click picture for more info
DK1051 White Porcelain Antique Doorknobs

White Porcelain Antique Doorknobs

These white porcelain doorknobs were used from the mid 1800s and well into the early 20th century. They are found with plain old surface mount locks in a rustic setting as well as being paired with very ornate bronze hardware. With their small diameter shafts they will fit almost any rosette or... click picture for more info
DK1049 Unusual White Porcelain Doorknob with Bronze Shaft

Unusual White Porcelain Doorknob with Bronze Shaft

White porcelain doorknobs were a mainstay during the 1800s and the plain ones are quite common. Not so with this one! The raised band on the edge sets it apart from the rest as does the rare bronze shaft. This doorknob is in very good antique condition with some wear to the edges of the band and... click picture for more info
DK1044 P F Corbin Ceylon Bronze Drum Style Door Knobs

P F Corbin Ceylon Bronze Drum Style Door Knobs

These beautiful wrought bronze antique doorknobs were made by P & F Corbin and are featured in their 1895 and 1905 hardware catalogs. The named design, Ceylon, has a fantastic mix of geometrics and flowers. This hard to find drum style was used for both interior and exterior doors. You can... click picture for more info

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