Period Style Hardware

Period Style & Antique or Vintage Hardware

Dummy Doors

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Previously, we featured some of our beautiful door hardware, but didn’t delve into the types of hardware options we offer. Let’s look a bit more closely at the various types, so that placing your order will be a breeze. In this post, we’ll focus on interior doors only, but will address entryway or exterior doors next.There are four main types of doorknobs to consider when deciding what you need for your home. These descriptions will help you sort out your needs.

First, single dummy knobs consist of a knob only on one side of the door. These would be appropriate for a closet door with a magnetic or ball catch or on a bi-fold door.

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Solid Brass Round Dummy Door Knob (Georgian Roped Plate Polished Chrome)

The second type of doorknob is the double dummy style, consisting of a knob on each side of the door, but do not turn or operate a latch mechanism. An example of where these might be used would be on french doors.

Passage style knobs are a third type of doorknob we have available. These are a pair of knobs, one on each side of the door, which turn and operate a latch mechanism. These most often are used on closet doors, french doors, or doors that include a separate deadbolt.

Our last option is traditionally used for bedroom and bathroom doors. The privacy style doorknobs turn, latch, and offer a locking mechanism. This type may be unlocked from the outside in an emergency by using a long push pin.

Solid Brass Round Functioning Door Knob (Georgian Roped Plate Polished Chrome)

Whatever your door needs, we offer a wide variety of interior styles. All the types mentioned above are available in a variety of materials and finishes, such as Polished Brass, Antique Brass, Polished Chrome, Brushed Nickel and Oil Rubbed Bronze, designed  to match your home decor. Hopefully this information assists you in deciding which doorknobs you need to upgrade your home.

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July 24, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Ingress and Egress

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“Be an opener of doors”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ingress and egress, entrance and exit, come and go. Our homes are designed with doors so that we may perform this perfunctory function. But at Look in the Attic & Company, we know that function and beauty should go hand and hand, or more specifically when we think of our doors, knob in hand.  Our door knobs for interior doors are works of art, many utilizing designs culled from the past and given new life through our preservation efforts.  Here are several examples indicating the fine workmanship and detail we consistently provide to our customers.

 

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Solid Brass Eastlake Floral Style Dummy Door Knob Set in Antique Brass Finish

 

 

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Solid Brass Laurel Style Dummy Door Knob Set in Antique Brass Finish

 

 

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Solid Brass Romanesque Style Dummy Door Knob Set in Antique Brass Finish

 

As you take steps to make your home truly unique and reflective of your tastes, consider our  doorknobs to add interest and detail and to set your home apart from all others. Next we will examine the various options available in our doorknob selections, including a purchasing guide to determine which type of knob and backplate you will need. Check back soon for more information, and until then,

 

“Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.” 
― Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

 

Summer Check Up

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Summer is steaming along, and those projects that were fresh and exciting back in the planning stages this spring have either been accomplished or are regrettably foundering. We know how it is: you set out determined that this is the “Year of the Yard!” Your landscape, patio, porch or entry will speak volumes about you, presenting a delightfully soothing vista for all who visit. Instead, that “to do” list lingers.

Let us help you with a few quick beautification options for your yard and garden. One way to add an instant pop of color is to place one of our planters at your front door or on your patio, filled to the brim with cheerful annuals. We offer a wide variety of planters and pots to accommodate  your decorating tastes. From rustic to refined, you’ll find what you need at our website. Below are just a few of our offerings, all made of the finest materials.

 

15 Inch Porcelain Earthenware Pots Planter

15 Inch Porcelain Earthenware Pots Planter

 

14 1/2 Inch Porcelain Amber Crackle Planter

14 1/2 Inch Porcelain Amber Crackle Planter

 

 

10 Inch Porcelain Fruit and Cherub Planter

10 Inch Porcelain Fruit and Cherub Planter

 

If you’re looking for something more adventurous to add to your landscape, consider one of our attractive and unique copper weather vanes as an addition to your outdoor living spaces. No longer just for mounting to the roof line or your farm house or barn, the eye catching statement pieces are found in many yards, secured on a post, fence line or other creative display venues. Available in polished or weathered finishes, the choices we offer may appeal to your whimsical nature or remind you of simpler times. Enjoy the preview offered here:

53 Inch Tall Copper Eagle Weathervane in a Polished Copper Finish

53 Inch Tall Copper Eagle Weathervane in a Polished Copper Finish

 

53 Inch Tall Copper Sailboat Weathervane  in a Weathered Copper Finish

53 Inch Tall Copper Sailboat Weathervane in a Weathered Copper Finish

 

Don’t throw in the towel on your summer curb appeal projects! You can still have the outdoor living spaces that will be the envy of the neighborhood, with a little help from Look in the Attic & Company.

 

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July 10, 2013 at 11:43 pm

The Grandest Home in America

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Summer is here and with it come the pleasures of the season: baseball, watermelon, fireworks, and vacation. This week Look in the Attic & Company is visiting an historical American treasure, the Biltmore House, located in the scenic mountains of Western North Carolina. This  “Châteauesque-style” mansion, constructed between 1889-1895, is the largest privately owned home in the country. Designed and built by famed New York architect William Morris Hunt, the residence is an astounding 250 rooms lavishly decorated with treasures from Europe gathered by its owner, George Washington Vanderbilt, during the construction years. The opulence and scale of Biltmore is a lasting testimony to the vision and craftsmanship of the Gilded Age, most likely to remain unrivaled.

Here at Look in the Attic & Company, we take pride in our mission to preserve what once was, as this fine residence has been preserved. For us, the ability to finely reproduce  heirloom pieces to mirror the detail and patterns of an original item, thus preserving history for future generations, brings professional satisfaction with each addition to our catalog. Here we share a few of our favorites:

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Lost Wax Cast 11 1/2 Inch Tall Brass Push Plate Goddess at Daybreak

Image 10 Inch Solid Brass Finger Push Plate: Ornate Scrolls and Tabs (Antique Brass Finish)

Image18 5/8 Inch Lost Wax Cast Large Gothic Solid Brass Push Plate (Antique Brass Finish)

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June 26, 2013 at 7:30 pm

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Through The Window -Selections in Hardware for Your Windows

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I remember, I remember
The house where I was born,
The little window where the sun
Came peeping in at morn:
It never came a minute too soon
Nor brought too long a day.

                                               ~Thomas Hood

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Rectangular Georgian Roped Solid Brass Sash Pull (Polished Brass)

Windows are funny little things, or big things, depending upon construction and edifice. Most are functional, utilitarian in nature, serving a purpose and for the most part going unappreciated. Granted, occasionally we come upon a breathtaking stained glass window, a large landscape revealing plate glass wall, or a tiny adorable notion of an opening with rippled panes of glass. But, the usual window is a standard affair.

Here at Look in the Attic & Company, we aim to help you take your mundane window and dress it up a bit. The sash locks and pulls we offer provide you with the rich details needed to make your windows a striking feature in your home. We offer a variety of styles to match your period restoration or to enhance your contemporary construction. Take a look at these examples, then visit our website for even more. You’ll find the sash accessories to complete your windows with style and charm.

Eastlake Solid Brass Window Lock in Polished Brass.

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Art Deco Style Window Sash Lock in Japanned Style Finish

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Broken Leaf Solid Brass Sash Pull in Antique Brass Finish

He jests at scars that never felt a wound.
But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.

~William Shakespeare

Old Glory

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Red, white and blue are easily recognized as the symbolic colors of our county, most visibly on our American flag. But did you know that each of those colors has special meaning? The color red represents hardiness and valor, white symbolizes purity, and blue indicates vigilance, perseverance and justice. In honor of Flag Day on June 14, we have pulled a red, white and blue sampling of our products for your traditional decorating styles.

First we present a ruby red glass inverted Thistle pattern serving platter measuring 12 inches in diameter, resting on a round pedestal approximately 1 1/2 inches above table surface. This ruby serving piece would enhance your Fourth of July table scape, but is also a year round treasure for serving at Christmas or Valentine’s Day.

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For your restoration or traditional home style needs, we offer a white porcelain dummy door knob finished in brushed nickel Victorian plate. Single dummy glass door knobs consist of a knob on one side of the door. Double dummy styles consist of a knob on both sides of the door. As dummy knobs, these do not turn or operate a latch mechanism. This doorknob set is available in four additional finishes.

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Lastly, our cobalt blue glass cabinet knobs are a beauty to behold. These sturdy knobs are individually made from the finest silica glass by professional glassworkers and are available in 2 sizes: 1 ½ inch diameter or 1 ¼ inch diameter.

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Visit our website for additional findings in red, white and blue. Show your patriotism, or just find the right item for your home. We aim to please!

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June 9, 2013 at 11:14 pm

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The Personal Touch

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Home is not only where the heart is, but it is the place that best reflects our interests, passions and personality. Our refuge from the world, it is that place where not only are we soothed, but we hope to convey to others a warm welcoming environment indicative of who we are. At Look in the Attic & Company, our hardware products help you achieve a look that is as unique and individual as you. The assortment of cabinet pulls we offer is always growing, but below are a few of our favorites.

For the lover of all things Western, horses, boots, and revolvers all can be mounted to your cabinetry.

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Western themed knobs and pulls for the cowboys and cowgirls

 

Wild animals roam through your home when you install the new series we have created, featuring giraffes, rhinos, elephants and more.

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 Our new wild animal knobs

 

And for those who hold a beloved pet in high esteem, we have manufactured a line of knobs replicating popular dog breeds. Labradors, beagles, German shepherds, and dachshund knobs all provide a bit of whimsy and speak to the dog lover out there.

 

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Knobs to celebrate our favorite breeds of dogs

No matter what type of hardware it is you’re looking for to provide that personal touch, come view our selection at Look in the Attic & Company for excellent choices. We are constantly adding to our collection and would love to provide you with just the right cabinet pull to proclaim to the world your individuality.

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May 22, 2013 at 11:15 pm