Oval brass doorknob set screwed on a square iron spindle. Knob originally axially mounted to another spindle.
"Knob from Parlor Door / of the John Hancock house / which stood on Beacon Street near / the State House facing Boston / Common. / House built in 1737 / Demolished in 1863. / Note how much handling and / doubtless faithful polishing have / worn a hole in one end of it." (Black ink)
- Location of origin
- United States
- Associated Building
- Original To Thomas Hancock House.
- Object type
- Building Components; Finish Hardware
Massachusetts (United States)
- Descriptive terms
- 2 x 4.5 (HxW) (inches)
- Accession Number