A beautiful pair of Real Ebony Beehive Door Knobs, hand finished in our own bespoke Old English Brass. The shape is a true 'beehive', rather than a reeded ball, and is most commonly found in Victorian homes. The natural black of the real ebony also makes it in keeping with a wide range of 1900s homes too.
The door knobs are turned from real ebony, and unlike ebonised door knobs, using real ebony produces a truly smooth, elegant finish that really does look stunning. As these are turned, slight nicks in the wood are normal and add to the character.
Old English Brass - we use our own finishing process to gently accelerate the ageing process to develop a natural looking patina. As each piece is hand finished there will be slight differences in the final appearance, this gives individual character to each product and an authentic aged feel. This is a living finish, so it will continue to age with time and use, revealing the metal below to add further character. A layer of good quality beeswax polish is applied prior to dispatch to help protect the finish, this may be repeated periodically if required.
They have been made to suit both mortice or rim locks and latches, the roses are loose allowing for one to be removed and the knobs are then secured onto the threaded spindle using a Grub Screw. The door knobs are Unsprung, so we recommend that you use Heavy Sprung lock or latch. So that you don't catch you hand on the door frame we also recommend that you use a lock or latch which is at least 100mm, to give you a backset of 75mm or more.
Sold as a Pair and supplied with matching fixings. Always make a small pilot drill hole and use a manual screw driver to avoid damaging screws and finish.
Real Ebony Beehive Door Knob Dimensions
- Knob Diameter - 52mm
- Rose Diameter - 61mm
- Projection - 70mm
All measurements are approximate and should be used as a guide only, this is due to the handcrafted nature of the products.
As these are hand finished to order, please allow for a lead time of 1 - 2 weeks.