Victorian Door Knobs - Ebonised Beehive - Brass (pair)

VDK-5
Victorian Door Knobs - Wooden Beehive - Brass - Pair Side view with screws and accessories Side view of 4 pairs Diagram of door knob set
Product Code: VDK-5

£17.25

£20.70 inc. VAT

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A pair of Victorian style door knobs with black wooden "beehive" design, brass collars and brass rose plates.

High quality, hand turned, wooden door knobs/handles made to an original Victorian beehive design.

These Victorian beehive door knobs/handles have been faithfully reproduced from an original door knob we were fortunate to salvage and are therefore a design exclusive to us, despite there being many copies on the market.

This style was very popular from the Victorian period (c. 1837 - 1901) right up to today and because the door knobs come with separate rose plates they can be used on either mortise or rim locks.

These door knobs have that genuine period look and would really enhance and make a feature of any door.

Key Points
  • High quality design taken from an original door knob salvaged by us.
  • Hand turned solid rosewood stained handles.
  • Each set comes individually wrapped in its own box with door knobs, steel spindle, all fixing screws, hex head steel grub screw and individual Allen key for fitting grub screws.
  • Brass is not lacquered so will mellow further and develop a wonderful patina.
  • All fixing screws are hand aged to match.
  • The threaded steel spindle is grooved and threaded either end for fine adjustments. This is known as "The Pitts Mortice System".
  • Spindle also comes with a removable collar if existing lock housing is slightly smaller.
  • All grub screws now made from steel for durability.
  • Suitable for indoor use only.
Dimensions:  Please see specification section below
Specification for Victorian style wooden beehive brass door knob *
Metric Imperial
Door knob projection 85mm 3.34"
Door knob diameter 58mm 2.28"
Rose plate diameter 58mm 2.28"
Spindle length 103mm 4.00"
Spindle diameter 8mm 0.31"
Max door thickness 40mm 1.56"
* As these door knobs are handmade and finished, the above specification should act as a guide only.

Required Tools:

  • Screwdriver for wood screws
  • Allen key (included) for grubs screws
  • Pencil
(Always ensure you use the correct size screwdrivers)
DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN GRUB OR WOOD SCREWS OR USE POWER TOOLS AS THIS MAY RESULT IN FITTING SCREWS BEING DAMAGED.

Check assembly and that all parts are present before starting.
You should have x2 door knobs, x2 rose/back plates, x1 universal spindle with slide off packer, allen key for grub screw and fitting screws for rose plates.

  1. Insert spindle through door latch mechanism, ensuring that equal amounts of the thread project to each side of the door. Place x1 rose / back plate over spindle on one side and then screw on door knob.

  2. Carefully tighten grub screw ensuring that the grub screw is located into one of the key way recess's of the spindle and not onto the threaded part of the spindle. Failure to do so will result in the door knob working loose and unscrewing.
    Tighten grub screw carefully, but do not over tighten – ‘nip it up’ using the Allen key.

  3. At this point you must ensure the spindle is level / horizontal. Failure to do so may mean that the door knob assembly will stick during service and may fail or cause the door knob to break.

  4. Secure the rose / back plate by making the pilot holes and then screwing in the wood screws. Again, do not over tighten wood screws.

  5. Insert 2nd rose / back plate over spindle on other side of door and repeat points as above.

  6. Remember that there should be a little play in the door knobs to ensure that they can be turned within the rose plates. Do not over tighten as the mechanism will not operate.

  7. Please ensure that all stained door knobs receive a wipe with a lint free dry cloth to remove any residue left after production.

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Reviews  118  


 Review by:

Ebony bee hive door knobs

We are very pleased with these door knobs. They were delivered promptly and are just as described. They replace a mismatch of door knobs. We have enough original ebony handles for downstairs and have put the bee hives upstairs. The new ones are in keeping with the era of the house. The knobs and roses themselves are well made and have a good weight to them. It is really satisfying to restore some of the character of the house in a small way without breaking the bank. I love them.


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Beautiful well crafted door knobs. We absolutely love them.


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Victorian door knobs ebonized beehive - brass

Very pleased with the door knobs. We'll made and so much nicer look and quality than i have seen in DIY stores. Good service and nicely packed Bought 4 sets initially and will buy for the other doors after saving up.


 Review by:

Excellent product and service

Sturdy and good looking replacement handles etc for Edwardian house. Exemplary delivery notification and timing. Very happy


 Review by:

Great product. Easy to fit. Very fast delivery. Delivery price could be a little cheaper though.


Comment by:

GREAT!

Lovely door knobs, perfect for old doors. I bought one set and then decided they were so good that we ordered more for all the other doors. Excellent service, very speedy delivery and great packaging. Highly recommend.


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Just what I was looking for👍

Door knobs arrived on time, well packaged and in great order. Had some initial difficulties separating the knobs on spindle and after enquiring with Vintage Door Knobs Centre was correctly advised that I needed to remove the small grub screws. Excellent service and product.


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Beautiful quality and great service


 Review by:

Vintage door knobs

Excellent speedy service and great quality - would shop here again


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Very happy

The door knob arrived promptly. Really happy with the quality. Had lots of positive comments.


 Review by:

Vintage door knobs

Very good quality bee hive door knobs at a good price. Have bought knobs for all my Victorian doors and they look good. The knobs are well made. No problems with delivery.


 Review by:

Beehive doorknobs

Excellent service including sending extra grub screw to replace one lost by me. Pleased with the product as well.


 Review by:

Fitted very easlily

Was amazed the spindle fitted through my Victorian door mechanism as others on the market were too wide.
Looks and feels great!


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As described

Looks way more expensive. Will be ordering more. Fast delivery.


 Review by:

fast delivery, good quality. only issue was a sheared screw due to tight fit into the door - higher tensile material would help along with slightly deeper screwdriver slot. A minor issue


 Review by:

Excellent all round, both service and product. Definitely recommend - really pleased with how the door knobs look, and the price paid was great value


 Review by:

Excellent product

Excellent product, looks good and looks more expensive than it actually was!


 Review by:

Good service, quick delivery and a good quality product with full fitting instructions. The first of many knobs needing replacing so more orders to follow.


 Review by:

Very fast service. The quality of the knobs is superb. The fitting is more secure than the originals in our house.


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Happy customer

I'm really pleased with the handles purchased, they look AMAZING on the doors in my house, and they are really good value for money. Overall shopping experience very good.


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Quality item

These are quality item supported by well written and pertinent advice on how to install. Very pleased.


 Review by:

Excellent product and good service. I've bought these before and they are just like the original knobs (without all the paint).Hard work trying to restore the old ones.


 Review by:

Very fast and efficient service, from ordering to delivery. The product is a pretty convincing replica and sets the doors off nicely in the period style. Thanks.


 Review by:

Superb

These are beautiful, very heavy, very strong and amazing value for money. We are thrilled with them


 Review by:

Door knobs are great!

Gorgeous, well made door knobs, they look lovely on our doors and have transformed the house


 Review by:

Excellent and fast service

Product details clearly available online, order arrived in three days and matched exactly with online description


 Review by:

Quick efficient delivery delighted with my purchase. Would highly tecommend


 Review by:

purchase of CDC-5

First class service and product well done all! I will be using this site again.


 Review by:

Victorian Door Knob Ebonized Beehive Brass

Beehive knobs arrived 22 hours after I ordered. They're beautiful (perfect for the original Victorian door). Really impressed - good price, service and product. Would definitely recommend and use again. 5 stars!


 Review by:

Product arrived promptly and is of of good quality. Very pleased. Good website and service.


 Review by:

Wooden Beehive Door Knobs

Authentic and classy wooden beehive door knobs. Very pleased with purchase. Excellent speedy service. Thoroughly recommend.


 Review by:

Victorian Beehive Door Knobs

Perfect match to the existing door knobs, a great find! Easy to fit to the door and looks great.


 Review by:

Door nobs

We were looking for antique style door nobs and these were the most appropriate. Quick delivery and seemingly good quality, but time will be the test of that! Will order more as other doors are replaced. Good service no complaints.


 Review by:

These door knobs I purchased are of excellent quality and a perfect match to the originals. I can definitely recommend buying from Vintage Door Knobs, money well spent.


 Review by:

Nice knobs

Lovely knobs, good detailing and fraction of price from high end reclamation places and just as good. Will be ordering more


 Review by:

Perfect Replacement !!

Wife found these on the internet and they are a superb complement to our traditional door knobs, the quality doesnt dissapoint.
I actually prefer these to our originals..


 Review by:

Superb repro. door knobs. Excellent quality and at a good price too!


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These are the most beautiful handles and they look fab on my Victorian doors. They arrived a day after order and I couldn't be happier. I will certainly be buying from this company again.


 Review by:

Refurbishment of victorian property

I love these door knobs- they look very smart and look like they cost more than they did. They seem good quality with clean lines. I bought the cupboard knobs in this style too which I would recommend- if you have thick cupboard doors so need a fixing longer than the 4M 4cm, then I'd recommend the 4M snap off screws as that's all I could find in the 4M longer than 4cm after visiting screw fix etc. Anyway, I like this company and providing they keep their prices low I'd certainly use again.


 Review by:

Victorian ebonised beehive door knobs

These are beautiful, really good quality, match my oak doors perfectly and arrived quicker than expected.


 Review by:

Fabulous!

These are such fantastic quality and look beautiful on our newly painted doors. Arrived quickly and fantastic service.


 Review by:

Fab service

Amazing, next day delivery despite ordering after lunch time! Very handy when the carpenter said he would be here the next day to hang door and furniture. Very happy with handles for the price, they look great on our Victorian doors.


 Review by:

Very nice product and very competitive price. The only slight negative point is the quality of the screws. I'd substitute some appropriate brass screws.


 Review by:

Very competitive prices and was extremely please with the speed and efficiency of delivery. Delivered next day with no fuss. The product itself was good quality and in fact better than I expected. Will definitely use vintage door knobs again.


 Review by:

Great Product

Good value and good quality. Just what was needed to finish the interior decor.


 Review by:

Excellent

Speedy service, excellent value for money authentic doorknobs!


 Review by:

Great products and unbeatable service

The vintage beehive door knobs are superb for a great price, and customer service was excellent. Really good quality products that arrived within 2 days of ordering, via tracked courier. Customer service also extremely helpful when I had a query. Will definitely be back for more. If only the doors were so easy to find!


 Review by:

Beehive doorknobs

So pleased with our beautiful beehive doorknobs - the quality is excellent and I couldn't find anyone else who could offer the same standard for less money. Delivery was incredibly quick too, will definitely buy from vintagedoorknobs again.


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Victorian Door Knobs - Ebonised Beehive - Brass (p

Excellent quality and a great price. I've recommended them to friends who've bought them and been equally pleased


 Review by:

Excellent product could hardly notice the difference from my 105 year old ones


 Review by:

Good quality product

Beautiful and a high quality knobs but the screw are unusable. I had to buy new ones in order to complete the job.


 Review by:

Ebonite door knobs

Really good quality. Whilst these are advertised to be used for rim locks as well they are not technically correct. Once you remove the rose plate you are left with an exposed grub screw. Originals would have had a fixed knob without a grub so that it fixed flush to the rim lock. Maybe I am being harsh to criticise at this price but if they could replicate that then they would be perfect! For a mortise lock they are the best value and quality that I have seen on the Internet and would buy again.


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Excellent quality and price. Really pleased with my purchase.


 Review by:

Victorian door knobs

Very good quality great service and delivery would recommended and use again.


 Review by:

An excellent fitting - robust and looks authentic. A very good price as well.


 Review by:

Victorian door knobs

Well made reproduction. Looks like the original article.


 Review by:

A great product which complements our existing victorian door knobs. Good quality at a very reasonable price. Superb service.


 Review by:

Door knobs

Beautiful door knobs excellent service excellent price.Will use your service again.


 Review by:

Thanks

The first delivery went missing in the post, but very helpful to sort replacement which arrived yesterday. It looks great and good quality. Thanks


 Review by:

Excellent

Great product and even better price!These exceptional quality door knobs are just the icing on the cake for my victorian pine doors. Will use Coventry Demolition again. Thank you!


 Review by:

Excellent Quality

I have a Victorian house and decided to replace the ceramic door knobs on all 12 doors as they were in a poor state and ill fitting. I had a problem that many of the door handles had a rim lock on one side. I decided to purchase the large beehive knobs and behive keyhole covers from the Coventry Demolition Company - I ordered on Friday and they were delivered on Monday. Excellent quality and nicely wrapped. I had to use reduced length screws than those delivered due to the size of my doors but this was not a problem. The knobs fitted easily to the rim lock side and I just needed to discard the back plate. I also ordered the matching beehive keyhole covers and they look super. In summary I am very pleased and would recommend the supplier, the beehive knobs and beehive keyhole covers.


 Review by:

Really lovely

Gorgeous, good quality and arrived quickly


 Review by:

Victorian vintage wooden beehive door knobs style

I am extremely happy with my order which I received the next day after ordering online.
The quality of the product is excellent and I would not hesitate in ordering from you in the future.
Many thanks and kind regards
Claire


 Review by:

Excellent value

Bought these to replace a number of mis-matched knobs throughout the house - top quality at an excellent price - will be returning to the site again soon


 Review by:

Quality door knobs

I've been a carpenter and joiner for 34 years, and these knobs look right, feel good and where easy to fit. All that's left is the test of time.


 Review by:

Great product & great service to match

I purchased 8 sets of door knobs, they are great to use & feel good to the touch. I'm very pleased with them. Ordered matching escutcheons which were also great quality.


 Review by:

Delighted - prompt delivery, excellent value and quality.


 Review by:

Great Product .Only one slight concern the square spindles slightly smaller than standard but they fit ok. Order delivery very good


 Review by:

top knob

Good sturdy door knob, authentic feel and well made


 Review by:

Fantastic quality

I have spent quite a bit of time looking for beehive door knobs. At first I was dubious because the price was so low. I read the reviews and placed an order. I couldn't be happier. My joiner was very impressed. Companies like these are a rarity. I'm sure some people would pay 4 times this price just so they can say they bought them from a 'trendy' store. That's not for me. Quality door knobs at the right price and made in England is what I want.


 Review by:

Excellent!

Great service, excellent product, quick delivery and available to order even on a Sunday so comes highly recommended.


 Review by:

great value

excellent quality - really makes the door look the part and at such a modest price


 Review by:

Brilliant Knobs!!

Faultless from the first click on the website to the knock on my door. Online shopping as it should be. Item exactly as shown, very impressed, now to fit them (9 in total!!)


 Review by:

Great value and quality

The quality of this product is excellent and very reasonably priced too.
Thank you


 Review by:

These are very good handles for the price.


 Review by:

Excellent Product

Very good quality for the money - these are very well made. The service provided is very good. Delivery very quick


 Review by:

Lovely quality, just what I was looking for as we renovate our Victorian terrace. Lovely weight and finish. Screws supplied with the knobs aren't great and item arrived with quite a strange smell - perhaps either from being stored or perhaps the finish to the wood but has disappeared now they are in use! Many thanks.


 Review by:

Good find

The perfect doorknobs for a late nineteenth century house. They match some of the originals. Couple that with a good price and a quick delivery and you couldn't ask for more. I've bought three pairs in two designs.


 Review by:

Great value

Ordered 5 number of these sets. Lovely handles and excellent value. The screws are a bit flimsy so had to replace these and the ebony stain does come off in your hand for the first while of usung, but excellent product for cost.


 Review by:

Quality product

We are refurbishing a 1873 house and these handles are perfect they are excellent quality and perfect for the period of house and also look expensive, great handles all my doors will have them eventually.


 Review by:

great product fast service


 Review by:

Vintage Beehive wooden door knobs; good quality and value for money. Prompt delivery.


 Review by:

Excellent quality, very good price and fast delivery. Spent 16 years searching for original beehive door knobs - these are perfect for our 1906 built house.


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The Victorian doorknobs

My husband was extremely pleased with the doorknobs as they are for his GWR engine house which houses his model train layout


 Review by:

Excellent Product

Just what we were looking for. Beautiful handles, beautifully made and at an excellent price. If there is one (tiny) complaint, the screws supplied to fit the handle to the door are of relatively poor quality and can sheer easily, but still 5 star.


 Review by:

Good solid door knobs and for a very fair price. Look really good in our Victorian house that we are doing up.


 Review by:

I am very happy with the service received, the quality of the Victorian door knob and the speed of delivery.


 Review by:

Brilliant quality & service


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1st Class Service

A super quality product at a very reasonable price.
Goods arrived within 24 hours of placing the order.
Excellent!


 Review by:

1st class door knobs, excellent quality, next day delivery at a very reasonable cost,Highly recommended


 Review by:

Amazing value

Gorgeous, a real authentic vintage look. Work fantastic with white doors and have purchased now for entire house. Highly recommended.


 Review by:

Nice quality handles - arrived when they said they would - no problems and well packaged. Now I just need tiffin time to fit them!


 Review by:

Lovely product and delivered really fast. The handles look very smart and I'm very pleased. Thank you!


 Review by:

beehive doorknob

very prompt delivery and exceptional quality will certainly use this company again.


 Review by:

great quality for the price

I ordered these having spent 30+ on other pairs of door knobs for my house. Given the low price, I was expecting them to look a bit cheap and for the brass to need a bit of assistance to look aged. I was delighted when they arrived (very quickly!) and were just as good as the more expensive knobs. I highly recommend them.


 Review by:

authentic and simplicity at its best

simple design easy to install and very much like the originals


 Review by:

Beehive

Excellent service and product, they look a lot more expensive than they were, would definitely recommend


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Beehive

Excellent service and product, they look a lot more expensive than they were, would definitely recommend


 Review by:

Great service

Just as described great product and a first class service. Compared with a major high st DIY shop who took 3 attempts to get it right resulting in waiting in for over 24 hrs in total these guys get it right first time so well done I will certainly use you again.


 Review by:

Excellent

Absolutely fantastic product, well made and looks great. Also easy to fit. I will be ordering more as I think all the doors in my house deserve these knobs


 Review by:

Very pleased

Excellent service received within two days of placing order well packed and when opened better than expected in a1 condition (ordered a radiator from a very large DIY store at the same time despite promises for Friday delivery after waiting in all day it never arrived) point for me is use these specialist dealers more as they do do what it says on the tin.


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Black Vintage Wooden Beehive

These are an excellent product and very well made, the doors look as they should now and go with the period of our house, the finish is good and looks expensive, for the price these are too good to miss, fast delivery and good communication.


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Great Product

I'm really delighted with the handles - good quality and a good price. The delivery was quick and I will definetly use this company again.


 Review by:

Very happy with product and price.Only problem is delivery is expensive to ireland and the change over from to euro


 Review by:

Excellent and reliable

We've ordered three times now from Coventry through the site. Each time the product has been great quality and brilliant value compared with elsewhere, and always delivered within a couple of days of the order going in. Very happy.


 Review by:

Victorian Beehive Door Knobs

These door knobs are lovely - feel heavy and solid, and good quality. I have fitted them onto my Victorian pitch pine doors and they look great! It would also be useful if the company ever does a patterened baseplate.

I agree with the previous comment (from Lily, below) who suggested a guide to 'how to fit a door knob' would be useful - it appears very straight forward, but it can be fiddly, and silly wee things can make the process more difficult than need be.

One final comment, my door knobs were left propped up on the front door by the delivery company and I found them there when I returned from work. Thankfully, no-one had walked off with them, but this might not have been the case. I'd have preferred if the parcel had been put somewhere more discrete and a card put through my door to let me know.


 Review by:

Beehive Door Knobs - Style 5

We are thrilled with our Beehive Door Knobs they are exactly as described, and delivery was only two days after ordering! Fantastic service, prompt and efficient. We highly recommend Coventry Demonlition and will be using them again.


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Product and Customer Service Superb

I cannot recommend too highly. I am really delighted with my door knobs - very high quality at a bargain price; it took me a while, though, to work out that the allen key supplied is used to release the knob from the spindle and subsequently for fine adjustment when fitting. There were some complications around delivery initially but the company could not have been more helpful in communicating with me, resolving the difficulty and ensuring I received my order as quickly as possible.......thank you.


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Lovely product

Lovely product, good finish and brass rim dulling down nicely (hard to find brass finishes which aren't too "bling"). It is useful to note that these door handles are unsprung. Not a big deal but I changed them out for ones which were sprung and we are all getting used to these ones.
I have only given 4 stars as it would have been useful to have at least a brief instruction leaflet on best practice for installing these. I am "handy" but not a DIY expert in all areas.


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Brilliant quality product, they were a little larger than the originals so I changed all of the old ones for these.
Really pleased with the result, highly recommended.


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The door handles look great! Can't wait to fit them to our Victorian style doors.


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beehive door handles

Really nice and appear from internet pictures to be the same as other door knobs on more expensive websites. bought to see what it was like and definitely will be purchasing for all my internal doors.


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Really pleased

Bought 3 pairs of these for our downstairs doors - prompt service and really pleased with the door knobs; they look great on our doors!

Much cheaper (40%) than others I saw on the web and will certainly be using when we get round to decorating the rest of our house.


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Had to buy more

Received door knobs this morning only bought for downstairs doors but when we saw the quality decided to put on all the doors! excellent price and excellent service many thanks


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delighted - Plymouth

I have just taken delivery of four sets - I'm more than pleased, just had to fit two sets straight away! They feel good, look absolutely authentic... knocks anything that I have seen in large chain hardware shops into total dismissal! I'm now thinking what else should I order... maybe I should have ordered those keyhole covers to match....


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superb items

stunning looks, superb quality, gobsmacked at the price, given away by seller,look very expensive,immediate delivery, many thanks


 Review by:

Ebonised Beehive door knobs

Hi
Just wanted to say thank you for your prompt service.
I am very pleased with the door knobs that I received last week and would recommend you to anyone. We have started to put them on our doors and they look really nice.

Kind regards
AH


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We purchased 8 pairs of victorian style beehive wooden door knobs. We are delighted with them they are lovely quality and good value for money.We will certainly use this company again and pass their details on to all our friends.


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