Motif Hardware is proud to present this unlaquered brass finished door knob, by Nostalgic Warehouse. The 726946 is made from premium materials, this Door Knob offers great function and value for your home. This fixture is part of Nostalgic Warehouse's decorative New York Collection, so make sure to check out other styles of fixtures to accessorize your room.
In 1980, Andrea Ridout started an antique business near Dallas, Texas.When she had trouble finding old-style hardware for her furniture inventory,she scoured a local library looking for manufacturers. She finally found a few companies who were reproducing old patterns, but they had large minimum orders. So Ridout designed a simple catalog and began wholesaling the pulls to other antique dealers. Soon she was selling more hardware than furniture. Her selection expanded to include vintage door hardware, plumbing fittings,lighting, and millwork.
Over the years, Ridout's company, renamed HARDWARE+Plus, amassed a nationwide following of clients. Customers included thousands of antique dealers, restoration contractors, homeowners, builders, architects and others.The firm was also a favorite among Hollywood art directors. The company's products were used in over 150 films and television programs including Sommersby, Legend of the Fall, The Firm, The Client, Casper, and The Ghost and the Darkness.
In the early 90's, the company developed a new line of hardware to fill a common need for its customers. Often clients would want to use antique doorknob styles on new home construction, however older designs would not usually fit on modern, pre-drilled doors. The backplates were often too narrow to cover a standard 2 1/8" hole. Eventually, the company convinced an overseas foundry to widen a few vintage backplate designs and to standardize the patterns so that they would mate with modern tube latches. Nostalgic Warehouse(TM) was born.HARDWARE+Plus began offering the new hardware to select clients. It received such enthusiastic response, that it soon became a top seller for the company. After the hardware was used in the MGM Theme Park in Las Vegas and the film, Jumanji, it was featured in several decorating magazines and word began to spread. Hardware stores from coast to coast soon wanted to offer their own customers the Nostalgic Warehouse(TM) line.
Early in 1997, Nostalgic Warehouse(TM) split from HARDWARE+Plus, Inc. Nostalgic Warehouse, Inc., offers a select grouping of vintage designs in door and cabinet hardware.The product is available through authorized Nostalgic Warehouse(TM)dealers.