Victorian Door Knobs - Hardwood Beehive - Nickel (pair)

Victorian Door Knobs - Rosewood Beehive - Nickel - Pair Side view with screws and accessories Side view of 4 pairs Diagram of door knob set
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A pair of Victorian style door knobs with a natural hardwood "beehive" design, nickel collars and nickel rose plates.

High quality, hand turned, solid hardwood door knobs/handles from a sustainable source 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 tubular, mortise or rim locks

The door knobs are unsprung and rely on the spring in the door lock for their back and forth movement

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 natural solid hardwood handles with rich colouring.
  • Each set comes complete 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.
  • Nickel finish on collar and rose plates.
  • All fixing screws also nickel coated 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.
  • Due to these door knobs being made of natural solid hardwood, their colour will vary and the photos are representative only
Dimensions:  Please see specification section below
Specification for Victorian style hardwood beehive nickel door knob *
Metric Imperial
Door knob projection 85mm 3.34"
Door knob diameter 58mm 2.28"
Rose plate diameter 58mm 2.28"
Spindle length 125mm 4.92"
Spindle diameter 8mm 0.31"
Max door thickness 65mm 2.56"
* 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)

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  51  

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Beautifully crafted.

Great product, well made, spare grub screw useful.
Will order again

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Classy and well made

Look great , quality product , a timeless classic.

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Excellent product

I started off ordering 4 pairs of these and shortly ordered a further 4. The door knobs themselves are very high quality and the customer service is fantastic. I would not hesitate to order more but I have now changed them on all doors! Thank you Vintage Door Knobs - you did not disappoint! :)

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great value

very good service, excellent value for money, changed the look from a brass knob! what a transformation, definately recommend.

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Great door knobs. Great service. Delivery arrived quickly.

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Lovely to handle

These doorknobs are lovely to handle. It surprised me what a difference it would make. My flat has been transformed. Thanks Vintage Doorknob Team.

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Excellent product and service

Arrived extremely quickly. High-quality product!

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Pleasure doing business with you

Bought these handles after extensive research, haven’t had them fitted yet, but the quality seems good and the seller and delivery were both excellent and wouldn’t hesitate to buy from you again or recommend your firm.

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Lovely quality larger size compared to other beehive door knobs that I had viewed from other suppliers.

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Door knobs

Very happy brilliant service Quality product will definitely use again 10/10

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efficient service and door knobs were just as expected. Good quality and should last many years.

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Good quality door knobs and a pleasure to use. Beautiful to look at and offset the oak doors well. My only criticism is that the screws on the roses are quite large and obtrusive.

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Antique beehive doorknobs

Beautiful, authentic and well made product.Very pleased.

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Waited for the new delivery of nickel beehive door knobs and very glad I did. The knobs are the perfect finishing touch for my Victorian restoration. Delightful company to deal with and you will be my first port of call next time.

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Reproduction door knobs

We have a Georgian house with a wide variety of legacy internal doors, some with rim locks, some without. Horrible bunch if mismatching porcelain and brass knobs. These new Door Knobs look like they have always been there, were easy to fit on all doors and have really brought the house together. They arrived quickly and well priced. Very impressed.

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New door handles for old

Moved into a new house, built in the 40's and still with the original doors but horrible porcelain handles with cheap, brass collars.These wooden handles, although of the wrong era, just makes these doors 'pop' as the kids say. Easy to fit though they're 50mm thick so had to juggle them a bit. Still learning how to do it properly though stupidly bought more spindles thinking they're longer but they're not. That aside, quality bits of kit.

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Class product

Great looking product. Fast service good price. I'll be back

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beautiful door knobs

This reproduction door knobs are great. They are really good quality and half the price of similar ones you can source on the internet. I actually did comparisons and bought an expensive one and one from here. I couldn't see any difference and they look stunning on the refurbed doors. They are quite big and chunky so check the size of your existing door knobs.

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Lovely knobs

Fantastic looking door knobs. Bought 10 sets of these and they're excellent quality. Everyone has commented on how nice our knobs look.

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beehive door knobs

Great knobs and great service. Thankyou.

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Better than expected

Delivery was quick and the product was much better than expected. Absolutely beautiful door knobs. When looking round I found similar products more than twice the price, but I really can't see how they could be better. Very pleased with my purchase.

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Rosewood beehive nickel door nobs

beautiful product,really 1st class finish all delivered on time,can't think of a better solution.

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Old school gentleman at the end of the phone. Very patient and kind soul. Stunning door knobs - understated quality. Could not be more pleased. Thank you : )

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Classy Period Knobs

These knobs match the originals in my 1911 home and I can't find matches anywhere else. I've used the chrome base versions inside the bathrooms with chrome escutcheons to match the tapware, and the brass versions on the outside of the doors to match the rest of the house. Quite good value despite a 40% price increase in the last year.

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Excellent, very pleased indeed

I am absolutely delighted with these doorknobs which were much cheaper than ones I saw elsewhere but are really beautiful. (I haven't put them on the doors yet so can't comment on fit or whether screws were adequate.)

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rosewood beehive door knobs

quality of door knobs excellent , easy to fit and look beautiful, post and packaging very good will use this company again, if there was one negative point the screws were not very good, but apart from that very good.

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excellent product and very quick delivery.

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Exceeded expectations

Gorgeous product, exceeded expectation

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Haven't had them fitted yet but order arrived safely, on time and door knobs look stunning.

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These handles are absolutely stunning! They have completely transformed our doors and are reasonably priced. arrived very quickly and well packaged! Thank you CDC.

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Beautiful product, matches in with my original ones perfectly, great value for money

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Style 8 Victorian beehive door knob

Beautiful door knobs. Great value.

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A first class product exactly as described and delivered in a very timely fashion.
Absolutely delighted. Thank you.

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Very fast delivery, and best price on these door knobs on the web. Great service.

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Purchase of door knobs

Really excellent product and fantastic customer service with delivery the next day. Couldn't have been better

A Green, Gloucester

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Top Quality Product and Service

Bought 2 of these initially for my newly renovated bedroom and en suite, and was so impressed with the quality of the product as well as the price that I have just taken delivery of 9 more to complete the house. Excellent service and delivery.

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Dark Rosewood Beehive Handles

Thank you. These are absolutely beautiful - just stunning. They match the wood in our listed property. I'll be back for more.

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timely delivery, lovely door knobs!

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Brilliant product. Spent ages looking for something like this.

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Outstanding Value

Fabulous Quality and Unbelievable Value for money Bought nine sets and Saved between £6.50 and £14.00 each depending where you buy them from !!

Excellent !


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After spending hours trawling the internet finally found these door knobs at an affordable price. I was very pleased when they arrived quickly and found that the low price did not mean low quality. I will definitely use this company in the future.

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Door Knobs

I was looking for ages to find door knobs to replace our houses damaged or missing original victorian ones. I came across this website by typing in "reclaimed door knobs". I ordered the Beehive - 8 and am absolutely delighted with the quality and the dark brown colour is perfect. At £9.50 a pair the price was brilliant and delivery was prompt. I realised I had miss counted how many sets I needed and ordered another set and within 2 days they had arrived. I am sure they will look great once they are in situ. Thank you so much.

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Vintage Handles

Lovely handles - heavy, sturdy & very good quality for the price. Also arrived very promptly, cannot fault at all.

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My builder was so impressed with the quality that he said he was going to use them in his house! When I told him the price he almost fell over!

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Excellent value

Very good quality for this price, well made and finished

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Best value you will find on the net. Quality service. Highly recommended.

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Great Knobs

Great price, great quality, great delivery. Highly recommended and now need to order more!!!!!!!!

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We were delighted with the quality of these handles. The service was great too. I would highly recommend this company.

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very pleased with the service and the knobs which are very good quality especially for the price

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High quality finish and fantastic value compared with other similar items on the market. Recommended

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