5 Favorites: Glamorous Ring Door Knockers by

Issue 72 · The Gold Coast · May 15, 2013

5 Favorites: Glamorous Ring Door Knockers

Issue 72 · The Gold Coast · May 15, 2013

Door knockers have been around for centuries, created for the pragmatic purpose of announcing the arrival of guests and, later, to make a visual statement. Some were even designed to ward off evil spirits (unwanted guests?). We've rounded up five door knockers simple enough to adorn the 21st-century door. 

Payne Whitney Mansion, Remodelista

Above: Designed in high Italian Renaissance style by the architecture firm of McKim, Mead & White in the early 1900's, the Payne Whitney mansion in New York has an entrance guarded by lion head door knockers.  Image via Sketch 42.

ER Butler Door Knocker, Remodelista

Above: The hand-finished E3 Door Knocker from Brussels-based hardware company Vervloet is from the Contemporary line; contact E. R. Butler for pricing and ordering information.

  rocky mountain hardware round door knocker

Above: Rocky Mountain's Round Door Knockers are available in four different sizes and several different finishes; prices start at $240 for the 4-inch size.

Ring Door Knocker, Remodelista

Above: The solid brass Ring Door Knocker is available in two sizes and a choices of four finishes including pewter (as shown). Currently on sale for $32 to $42.50 (regularly $40 to $50), depending on size, at Restoration Hardware. 

Samuel Heath Ring Door Knocker, Remodelista

Above: The Samuel Heath Ring Door Knocker measures 4.75 inches high and is available in a choice of seven finishes, including polished nickel (as shown). Prices start at $143.48 via Quality Bath.  

baldwin venetian bronze door knocker

Above: The Baldwin Ring Style Solid Brass Door Knocker is available in several finishes; prices range from $71.40 to $84 at Handle Sets.

For indoors, consider an Elegant Black Doorknob


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