Door Pulls, Knobs and Handles

Who would have thought that something that needs to be functional would have so many variations in appearance?

Door knobs.

Secondhand door knobs for sale at the Portland Rebuilding Center in Oregon, USA. Secondhand door knobs for sale at the Portland Rebuilding Center in Oregon, USAThe decorative door knob goes well on this black door with a ‘buzon’ for the mail, done up in the gilded swirls and swashes typical of Fileteado Porteño, a popular style of decorative art in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Door with a 'buzon' for the mail with gilded swirls and swashes typical of Fileteado Porteno, a popular style of decorative art in Buenos Aires, ArgentinaBrass door knob on a door in Silkeborg Museum in Denmark. Brass door knob on a door in Silkeborg Museum in DenmarkA door knob in the shape of a rusty lion in Antwerp, Belgium. Antwerp Door Knob of a Rusty LionSpain has such a variety of metal door knobs and handles that it rates its own post. Spanish Door KnobCopper-plated door knob on the glass-mullioned door to the living room in my old house. (I miss my old house.)Copper-plated door knob on the glass-mullioned door to the living room in my old house

Door pulls.

Decorative brass hinge with lock and door pull on door in the Old Village in Aarhus, Denmark. Decorative brass hinge with lock and door pull on door in the Old Village in Aarhus, DenmarkBrass door pull on a large wooden warship, the Frigate Jylland in Ebeltoft, Denmark. brass doorpull on the boatBrass lion door pull on the red door of a Chinese Temple in Singapore. Brass lion door pull on the red door of a Chinese Temple in SingaporeAnother lion door pull on a red door, this one in bronze, in the Jetty village in Penang, Malaysia.  Bronze lion door pull on a red door in the Jetty village in Penang, MalaysiaA brass lion gently holds a door pull in his mouth on this red door in Udaipur Palace in IndiaA red door with brass fittings in the Udaipur Palace in IndiaDoor in the mosque in Fatehpur Sikri, a town outside of Agra in India. Door in the mosque in Fatehpur Sikri, a town outside of Agra in India

Door handles.

A weathered wood door in Bucerias, Mexico with a rusting pineapple knocker and door handles that are simple and functional. A weathered wood door in Bucerias, Mexico with a rusting pineapple knocker and door handlesThe bronze door handle is barely visible amongst the weathered paint on an old metal door in Cholula, Mexico. Weathered paint on an old metal door in Cholula, MexicoThese brass door handles in the form of two quirky guys left me uncertain exactly where to put my hands (Puebla, Mexico).Brass door handles in the form of two quirky guys in Puebla, MexicoVictor Horta Arte Nouveau door handle in Brussels, Belgium. Victor Horta Art Nouveau Door Handle in Brussels, BelgiumBlue door with brass door handle in the shape of a swan, also in Belgium. Blue Door with Brass Door Handle in the Shape of a SwanBronze door handle/latch and its shadow in a Copenhagen church gallery, Denmark. bronze door handle and its shadow in a Copenhagen Church gallery, DenmarkDoor handles on a pub in the form of two keys (Victoria, Canada)Door handles on a pub in the form of two keys (Victoria, Canada)Door pull in the form of a wrought bronze grape leaf at the Mission Hill Winery in West Kelowna, Canada. Door pull in the form of a wrought bronze grape leaf at the Mission Hill Winery in West Kelowna, CanadaDoor handles in the form of the golden wings of an eagle (Mexico City). Door handles in the form of the golden wings of an eagle (Mexico City)Fish-shaped door handle in Spain. Fish-shaped door handle in SpainDoor handles in the form of two silver daggers (Melaka, Malaysia)Door handles in the form of two silver daggers (Melaka, Malaysia)More of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Door, Drawers and Cabinets Knobs and Handles.

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