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.

They make wonderful jewelry for your door:

 

And they make period decor look more authentic:

 

They can also enhance an already fresh, crisp style:

 

And you don’t even have to use them on a door, as you see them used to great effect on this chest that’s been converted into a vanity:

 

And as towel hooks—genius

 

Glass doorknobs were being sold as early as 1834, where there is a reference to them in the Boston Silver Glass Co. directory, and numerous patents for glass knob designs were filed in the mid-to-late 19th century.

We have many examples ranging from this period through the 1940s. They will make an instant first impression in your home, before anyone’s stepped inside the room! Stop by and take a look at our collections in person.

Clear octagonal glass with star-cut surface, circa 1890s - 1920s.

Clear octagonal glass with star-cut surface, 1890s – 1920s.

 

Faceted cut glass door knobs, circa 1890s.

Faceted cut glass door knobs, 1890s.

 

Frosted glass knobs, star cut, circa 1890s - 1920

Frosted glass knobs, star cut, 1890s – 1920

 

Mercury glass knob with 1873 patent date

Mercury glass knob with 1873 patent date

 

Milk glass door knob, 1890-1920

Milk glass door knob, 1890-1920

 

Octagonal glass knobs with stepped shanks, circa 1890s - 1920s.

Octagonal glass knobs with stepped shanks, 1890s – 1920s.

 

Faceted glass drum-shaped knob, 1920 - 1940

Faceted glass drum-shaped knob, 1920 – 1940

 

Set of four faceted glass knobs, 1920 - 1940

Set of four faceted glass knobs, 1920 – 1940

 

Faceted glass knob, 1920 - 1940

Faceted glass knob, 1920 – 1940

 

Round glass knobs, 1920s - 1930s

Round glass knobs, 1920s – 1930s

 

Unusual swirled glass knobs, 1920 - 1940.

Unusual swirled glass knobs, 1920 – 1940

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