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Portsmouth, RI, United States, 2010/06/09 - Auction of rare antique hardware, including a buffalo, a Crow Wing County, and the Turkey Dinner doorknob, posted on AntiquesYes.
In the 1870s, just about every home or commercial building featured fancy, custom hardware, but who do you think would order up a doorknob design that immortalized a turkey dinner, complete with bread, wine, fruit baskets and a bottle of mineral water?
Maybe it was a famous restaurateur or a high society gourmand, and most likely we will never know. But the bronze knob and door plate that has just been discovered, cast with all these banquet goodies, is sure to cook up a heap of collector interest when it goes up for auction on June 18.
The Turkey Dinner doorknob and plate will be offered by AntiqueYes.com, the popular On Line auction site, as one lot in their sale of rare and highly collectible antique builders’ hardware. The auction will open for Internet bidding on Friday, June 18 and lots will begin close one week later Saturday, June 26.
Some other important offerings in this Internet auction include an oval entry size Buffalo knob, a Crow Wing County (MN) entry knob, an unusual rectangular entry knob by Sargent, with arabesque designs, a Statute of Liberty doorknob paper weight and some Aesthetic era store door pulls that feature hoot owls and ducks.
The auction will offer more that 50 hand picked lots of bronze, glass, and decorated porcelain knobs, unusual advertising items, ornate door bell plates, calligraphic and emblematic knobs, scarce and desirable push plates, rosettes, and original manufacturers catalogs.
AntiquesYes.com has been presenting Internet auctions since 1997, and along the way has set several world record prices for antique doorknobs and other hardware. AntiquesYes.com is a special events auction site that features anonymous bidders, a real time count down clock, and extended bidding that eliminates last second sniping.
Bidders can register any time at AntiquesYes.com and follow the links to a special story with more information about the Turkey Dinner doorknob. There is also a preview album posted on Web Wilson’s Face Book page.
For more information visit AntiquesYes.com or write to Web Wilson at hww[.]webwilson.com.