Friday, January 15, 2010

Bejeweled: Crystal Knobbed Victorian Door Hardware By Brass Accents

All crystal is considered glass but not all glass is crystal. Crystal is the result of adding lead to glass. The presence of lead causes the glass to diffract light more efficiently thereby causing crystal to appear more colorful and bright compared to normal glass.

Crystal glass door knobs commonly adorned door hardware manufactured from the mid 1800’s into the 1930’s. During the 1930’s, styles changed from ornate to streamlined designs. Simple metal knobs became the standard for door hardware from that point forward.

Adding crystal knobbed reproduction door hardware as a step in your home renovation project is one way to bring vintage flair through out your entire home. Brass Accents offers a selection of crystal knobs to crown their reproduction period doorplate and rosette style door hardware. In addition to choices in knobs, Brass Accents door hardware is available in all of today’s most popular finishes including oil rubbed bronze and satin nickel. The resulting list of possible combinations offers the renovator an opportunity to design a set that demonstrates your personal sense of style.

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