This wrought iron door knocker has a rare size and intricate design with a flap designed to be a peephole or possibly for deliveries of letters. Hand-crafted in France, circa 1700, the knocker has developed a fantastic patina due to oxidation from centuries of exposure to the elements. The backplate has a pierced arabesque pattern that is full of movement. In the center of the scrolls and curls is a small flap. A twisted ring handle announces visitors by striking the iron just beneath the flap. Our rare wrought iron door knocker from France can be affixed to any exterior door. For a novel approach, the knocker could be installed in a bathroom as a hand towel holder.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with minor losses and fleabites. The knocker has developed a fantastic, oxidized patina, commensurate to age and exposure to the elements. The original fastening bolt is present, but the attached nut is most likely rusted over and would need to be replaced.