Exquisite 19th Century Bronzed Heurtoir Door Knocker with Hand and the original strike plate. This collectible and beautiful antique door knocker in the form of a lady’s hand with a ruffled cuff is a very heavy cast piece. Rare to find design, this is quite different from the ones we usually are able to find. Wears its age with elegance, stunning original patina, over 100 years of darkening and "softening" of the hand, what you want to see in a decorative piece like this.
Door knockers were meant to allow the visitor "to take hold of the house, like a handshake." Through the way the door was knocked, it declared the emotion of the visitor, too, like haste, frustration, timidity or confidence. Knockers like this have a long folk lore superstition of protecting a home's occupants. Perfect to add to your collection, or to mount on your own petit chateau door.