Apparently, the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia - aka The International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures and Products of the Soil and Mine – sparked new public interest in decorative hardware.
People learned that even the most humdrum detail of their home could be crafted into something special.
I loved the look and feel of this decorated door knob; even though my current home is a pretty basic suburban box, a knob like this would elevate the humdrum, every day experience of opening the front door.
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