Last weekend, I acquired two solid six panel doors, someone was doing a little renovating and left them leaning against a dumpster in the alley. Beyond the obvious want for the doors themselves, I wanted the knobs! Our house has several antique resin doorknobs, and they have a tendency to disintegrate in your hand. Anytime I find a pieces to salvage, I grab them; so extremely surprised to find someone had left not only a pair of doorknobs, but also some of the hardware on theses doors.
A few hours with a soft wire brush and some clean-up by fire and the original beauty came back out of these. The brass pieces were cast by F.C. Linde & Co. in the late 1800’s; the black iron backplate casting has a date marked on the back that faintly reads 1870. Hard to believe someone was willing to let these end up in the trash.
Available now, in my Etsy Shop!