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Sale Celebrates 35 Years in Adams Morgan

Donetta George rented an Adams Morgan storefront 35 years ago to display and sell her eclectic collection of salvaged lights, bathtubs, and “a basement full of doors.” Those doors, of course, had knobs. Brass knobs. The Brass Knob evolved, and … Continue reading

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Shop Our 34th Anniversary Sale

It’s hard to believe that we started selling vintage hardware and architectural antiques as President Ronald Reagan’s first year in office drew to a close, but it’s true: The Brass Knob has been sourcing classic lighting, mantels, stained glass and—yes—brass … Continue reading

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Shop With Us on Small Biz Saturday

  It’s that time of year again—to kick off the Christmas shopping season by exploring all your neighborhood has to offer in its small, independent shops. We and the Adams Morgan community in DC are going all in with discounts, … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Shutter Dogs

We’ve long since dispensed with the necessity of using our shutters for their actual purpose—protecting windows from the elements. Yet even though we all acknowledge that shutters are added to windows for purely decorative reasons, there’s something to be said … Continue reading

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Brass Knob Now on Attic-DC

DC is a fantastic market for antique and vintage lovers—there are dozens of dealers scattered around the region, many with a certain focus, so there’s no end to the unique finds you can score without traveling too far. The only trick … Continue reading

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We Love Antique Doorknob Collectors

We at The Brass Knob love customers who are fans of antique doorknobs—they are our people! That’s why we’re so honored that several members of the Antique Doorknob Collectors of America have come through our doors over the years, looking … Continue reading

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Our Annual Summer Sale: July 10-26, 2015

It’s that time of year again—our Summer Celebration Sale! Everything in the shop is discounted anywhere from 10 to 30 percent, and some items are marked down up to 40 percent. Mention this blog post, or our sale email, and get an … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Glass Knobs

Yes, our name is The Brass Knob, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a weakness for GLASS knobs, too. We’ve recently been selling a lot of them, so we know a lot of our customers feel the same way. … Continue reading

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Ideas for Garden Ornaments—and a Sale!

With so many kitschy garden ornaments on the market (gnomes or pink flamingos, anyone?), it’s hard to remember a time when hand-crafted urns, pedestals and statuary were highly revered. Entire books have been written on the art of garden ornament, … Continue reading

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Deco Lighting: A Walk Down Memory Lane

At The Brass Knob we feel sentimental about ALL our vintage wares and architectural antiques, but there’s a special place in our hearts for those pieces that remind us of   simpler, happier days. In some of our rose-colored nostalgia, everyone dressed better … Continue reading

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