A very unusual antique oval doorknob by Maison Fontaine, Paris, with a coordinating lever on the other side. Russell & Erwin, in 1905, was the sole distributor of Maison Fontaine hardware in the United States. The oval doorknob features a flower with a beaded border; the handle opposite is ornamented with finely cast acanthus leaves. This cast bronze door knob set was salvaged from Boxwood, the late Sam Fleming's home in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Fleming was the president of Third National Bank and president of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trustees. The oval knob is 2-1/4" long, 2-1/4" wide, and 2-1/4" deep; the lever is 4" long and approx. 2-1/4" deep.
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