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black bear door knocker

black bear door knocker

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cast iron door knockers antique

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deer door knocker

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bronze lion head door knocker

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black fox door knocker
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bear door knocker

Although intricate door knockers are popular these days the origins of that knocker may be something far more regal than it simply looking nice on the door. Greeks were a bit picky about unannounced visits to their dwellings. It was considered a breach of etiquette to enter a dwelling without warning. Where Spartans would simply shout their arrival the more sophisticated Athenians preferred to use a door knocker. Doors had replaced flexible hangings to provide better safety and privacy. Upper class Greeks had slaves whose sole purpose was to answer the door. Its a bit like having a butler but one that was chained to the door to prevent them wandering off.

Furthermore the chrome devices have a more modern look and feel to them making them a popular choice for newer houses across the country as apposed to the traditional look of black iron door knockers. In what is perhaps the most famous scene from Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge receives a dreadful fright from his departed partner Jacob Marley. When the rich old curmudgeon reaches for his door knocker it takes the form of the dead mans face for a brief moment. It serves as a frightening preview of the ghosts that haunt Scrooge throughout the night. Although its one of the most famous literary scenes involving a knocker it wouldnt work today.

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irish claddagh door knocker

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christian door knockers

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magnetic mount door knocker

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bird door knocker pottery barn

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mid century door knocker
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polished chrome ring door knocker

The classic design comprises of a simple ring sometimes with a rope design and a plate fixed on the door directly for damage prevention. Mythological Door Knockers People with large doors should install large knockers as a small piece on a large door will look out of place. Mythological figures like Roman gods and goddesses are also added beauty on a large door as they are made larger than the normal door knockers. They are bold and give a balance between the size of the knocker and the door. Installation FAQ The best knocker to install is one mounted from the rear and made solid materials like brass or iron.

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