This large knob, which dates from 1870 to 1890, is in excellent condition. The brass cap, with a flower design, is not dented or scratched. The original black paint on the knob is well intact. This knob was possibly meant for a buffet or wardrobe door. It has a smooth shaft bolt with a “finger.” The finger is slipped onto the shaft, pushed up against the back of the door, and secured with a set screw. The knob could be turned to allow the finger to move, working as a stop against the frame to keep the door closed.
The knob measures 1 1/4 inches across and projects from the surface of the door 1 3/8 inches. The shaft is 1 1/4 inches long.
These knobs, with their accompanying finger, are very hard to acquire. Don’t wait too long for this one.