This is a set of 2 each cast bronze ornate antique door knobs manufactured by p & f corbin (new britain, ct) in 1905. These 2-1/4 beauties are mated to a set of leroy design art nouveau wrought steel japanned copper-plated manufactured by russell & erwin (new britain, ct) in about 1909.
These japanned copper and black door plates with a fleur de lis design (great is you live in new orleans too) is very cute and elegant at the same time. These wonderful door plates have a deep smoky copper patina and measure 8" x 2-5/16". This set of awesome american hardware has been restored and is ready for use. Price is for the set of 2 each.This piece is a dummy knob set only. What is a dummy knob a dummy knob is for pulling, not for turning. A dummy knob is a face mount pull knob that acts as a way to open/close a door, pull/push or side to side. Ideal applications are on closet doors, cabinet doors, barn doors or french doors. Any door that has an alternate method of latching (like a ball catch), but needs a cool piece of original antique hardware to pull it open and closed. Other applications include use as wall towel hooks, curtain tiebacks or just wall art my antique dummy door knobs are all actual antique, period specific door knobs that have been mated to a door plate or rosette (the round door plates). Mounting to the wood surface is via screws through the door plate screw holes. This set is provided with a set of high-quality 1 solid bronze #6 slotted wood screws.
The screws will be raw bronze unless aesthetically required, then these screw heads will have a satin black finish to help them to blend into the darker door plate finish. Screw design: we only use slotted head design screws because they are historically accurate. Never use a philips or other screw head types when installing historic antique hardware. Screw material: we use bronze because it is harder than brass and will no color like iron. Bronze screws are what was used on all of the best historic hardware installations.
Screw length: we supply 1 screws because this is the average size that people request. Remember that the depth into the wood is less that 1 because the door plate thickness must be accounted for. If you think you need longer or shorter screws please make a note when you place your order. Thickness of the plate, the door, the type and age of the wood, and the actual application all come into consideration when specifying your screw length. The longer the screw, the more bite the assembly will have in the wood.
For french or double door installation. The style is victorian and folk.