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Anglo-Japanese/Aesthetic Movement Knocker & Letter Slot, c1880
Anglo-Japanese/Aesthetic Movement Knocker & Letter Slot, c1880

$300.00

A rare example of of a combined knocker and letter slot executed in cast iron with a lovely Anglo-Japanese or Aesthetic Movement design featuring an asymmetrically growing potted plant (probably a sunflower). Retains traces of its original lacquer finish over the iron. This combined form was muc...

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Rustic Art Deco “Peek Door” in Old Iron Finish, c1935
Rustic Art Deco “Peek Door” in Old Iron Finish, c1935

$200.00

This speakeasy – or “Peek Door” as it was called in a 1941 catalog – has a hybrid style that mixes the stepped motif popular in Art Deco designs with a more rough and rustic surface treatment that almost makes it look Navaho. Retains original Old Iron finish. The 1941 price was just 95 cents. ...

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Little Brass Door Knocker, c.1910
Little Brass Door Knocker, c.1910

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$30.00

Quite honestly, you'd have to have the hearing of a cat to catch the faint rap of this quaint knocker. It sure is cute, though (note the petite measurements). It's perhaps best for a kid's playhouse or a New York studio apartment. Note: Brass shows light wear. $('#order_cart_line_item_quan...

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Fascinating and Odd Peep-Hole, c1925
Fascinating and Odd Peep-Hole, c1925

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$300.00

Is the odd, flared item meant to act as a fisheye viewer of sorts, or is it perhaps a mouthpiece designed to aid in keeping the secrecy of a muttered password? If this does date from the '20s – our best guess, though it may be older – it's easy to imagine it as speakeasy door hardware. Whatever...

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