What to consider when choosing door knockers
Door knockers have been in use for centuries, from elaborate Georgian designs of Grecian goddesses to lion heads and more simple ring designs. Their popularity only waned with the introduction of the electric doorbell.
The knocker’s material and finish is key to the period: black-painted cast iron was common in Georgian times, but was then replaced largely by polished brass in the Victorian era.
Reclaimed knockers are a fantastic choice, but if buying new avoid shiny brass versions. Mellow antique brass finishes and black cast-iron knockers appear more authentic.
Door knockers look best mounted centrally, at head height, on a muntin.
If the addition of a knocker isn’t enough to revive a tired old door, take a look at out step by step of how to refurbish your entrance.