Rare Antique Sargent Rearing Lion Doorknob Set, Cast Bronze, from the Stevens Hotel, Chicago NDKS168 - For Sale
Rare Antique Sargent Rearing Lion Doorknob Set, Cast Bronze, from the Stevens Hotel, Chicago NDKS168
A hard-to-find antique cast bronze figural rearing lion doorknob set salvaged from the Stevens Hotel in Chicago, IL, built in 1927 (now known as the Hilton Chicago). These oversized figural door knobs feature a splendid lion surrounded by an intricately cast laurel wreath, with matching laurel wreaths on the escutcheons. This particular set is very unusual in that it appears to have originally had a doorbell that functioned with a button on one of the escutcheons (pictured). The doorknobs measure 2-1/2” in diameter and 2” deep; the round rose is 2-3/8” in diameter, and the side with the button is 2-3/8” by 3-1/2”. The set includes a pair of escutcheons and a pair of large door knobs with the connecting spindle and set screws (enough hardware for one door).