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Period Door Knobs For Front Doors

May 1, 2014

Large Beehive Door Knobs
written by Vicki Bale
Nickel Door Knobs Georgian Bloxwich Large

Nickel Door Knobs Georgian Bloxwich Large

PERIOD DOOR KNOBS FOR FRONT DOORS

If you are looking for a pair of door knobs for your front door, here we review some of our best selling big ones!

Before you decide on your door knobs, you need to consider the other items you need for the front door e.g. door knocker, letter plate and locks. Will you be using a central door pull or just the pair of door knobs? You also need to decide what finish and what style door furniture will suit your period door.

Generally external doors are larger than interior ones, so door knobs need to be of a larger diameter. This is so they look proportionally correct on the door as well as making a statement. Before selecting your door knobs, it is important to make sure your lock or latch is suitable for larger diameter door knobs, as you do not want to be catching your fingers between the door and frame. The latch also needs a heavy duty spring for the extra heavy load it carries. Also remember, that as well as a larger diameter they also project further and have larger backplates.

Once you have done the above and decided you want a pair of door knobs, you can see our most popular styles below. We have classic period styles such as the Beehive, Bloxwich and Octagonal, plain styles such as the Harley, Oval and Ball and a superb decorative casting of a Lion’s Head. Take your choice! For more assistance, please contact us on 01746 712450 and use the links on each product heading to go to the item in our on-line shop.

Bloxwich Georgian 

Large Door Knobs Georgian Design

These are attractive large door knobs which are available in unlacquered brass or polished nickel. They are a copy of a Georgian design with the ring details on the edge and on the face. The diameter is 65mm with an 80mm projection. We have a smaller 50mm diameter version which can be used on internal doors and matching cupboard knobs.

Richmond Beehive Large

Brass Door Knobs Beehive Large

A classic oval beehive design popular from the Georgian period onwards, but perhaps most popular in Victorian times.  The beehive rings give good grip and feel. We have these in unlacquered brass and polished nickel. The diameter is 58mm and they project 85mm. We have a smaller 50mm diameter version which can be used on internal doors and matching cupboard knobs if you want everything beehive!

Georgian Octagonal

Brass Door Knobs Georgian Octagonal

These are a classic from Georgian times and we have a matching centre pull knob. Available in unlacquered brass and polished nickel. Diameter is slightly larger than the above two at 70mm with a projection of 75mm.

Harley Round

Large Nickel Door Knobs Harley

The Harley style is my personal favourite and they are really handsome. They are available in unlacquered brass, polished nickel and other finishes too. Made in England they look great with an Original letter plate and Doctors Knocker. The Harley is also available as a centre pull knob. Diameter is 75mm and the projection 90mm.

Lion’s Head

Brass Door Knobs Lion's Head

For extra protection of your door and for a real talking point try the stunning Grrrr Lion’s Head door knobs. Available in unlacquered brass, polished nickel and other finishes too. Made in England and is also available as a single centre pull. Diameter is 75mm and the projection is 90mm.

Oval Large

Brass Door Knobs Large Oval

For something completely plain but a classic shape, try this Large Oval. These are beautifully made in England and can be supplied in unlacquered brass, polished nickel and other finishes. The oval is 67 x 50mm and the projection is 73mm. A smaller version of this style can be found in our range.

Octagonal Pointed

Nickel Door Knobs Octagonal Pointed

Another Georgian octagonal shape but this one comes to a point. Available in two sizes of mortice knobs, rim knobs and as a centre pull. Made in England in a variety of finishes including unlacquered brass and polished nickel. The larger size is diameter 75mm with the projection 86mm.

Ball Large

Brass Door Knobs Ball Large

You can’t go wrong with a plain round door knob. A classic door knob shape. This one is extra large for front doors with a diameter of 57mm, a projection of 100mm and a backplate diameter of 67mm. Made in England in unlaquered brass, polished nickel and other finishes. We have a smaller version of these too.

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