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antique brass lion door knocker

antique brass lion door knocker

schlage antique brass door knocker

schlage antique brass door knocker

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schlage magnetic door knocker

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door stop moulding

boxer dog door knocker
boxer dog door knocker
chrome squirrel door knocker
chrome squirrel door knocker

The first known knockers were made out of wrought iron. These simple ornaments consisted of a thick ring and a plate which were used in the 17th and 18th centuries throughout North America and Europe. Human faces (not ghastly like Jacob Marley) an animal faces were popular designs that are still used today. The craftsmanship on some of these knockers was elaborate enough to compare to the most-polished sculpture. Basically the purpose is to save the knuckles of visitors. Although they mainly serve as decoration they are still made of brass pewter iron or stainless steel to be durable enough to withstand outdoor elements. Plus they must be heavy enough to make a sound when they are tapped against a door. Cast iron styles have been favorites for a long time for their simplicity and sturdiness. They are also good for complimenting a Western theme. Pewter is another popular material.

It depicts both decorative and functional qualities fixed on any front door. With a fixture of a new door knocker or a replacement of an existing one you can completely transform your front door to a whole new look. This will change the way; the visitors will look at your front door as the door knocker will attract their attention. The style of these doors keep changing as time goes by however there are classic designs that remain and are still considered elegant. Lions and Animals Some knockers are made in animal designs but the lions shapes have withstood time and kept their popularity.

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black fox door knocker

black fox door knocker

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french door knocker

bear door knocker

bear door knocker

mayer mill brass door knockers

mayer mill brass door knockers

black pineapple door knocker
black pineapple door knocker
brass dragonfly door knocker
brass dragonfly door knocker

Different manufacturers describe them as Grecian Urns or Victorian Urns. Each appears to have some merit. It is possible that the relationship to eras revolves around the designs used as each period features its own distinctive style of ornamentation. Some are embellished with flower patterns while others have leaves and feathers. Among my personal favorites being an engraver is the old standard swirling vine pattern that generally seems to fit the urn door knocker form well. I have even come across them adorned with cherubs and angels.

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