This is outside of St. Philip's church in Charleston, SC last year. The ironwork around this church is amazing. I start all my treks through Charleston down Church St. In this blog I will show you some photos of antique mailboxes and doorknockers on Charleston homes in the historic areas between the Market and the Battery. Here we go..
Here is a mailbox that I saw on only a few houses, this is an original old cast iron mailbox, large too. To take this photo I was so tempted to push the letter the mailman had just delivered down into the box...so you wouldn't see the edge of it in the photo. Considered it may be a federal crime to touch someone's mail..so left it. Probably considered it too long.
Here was an original old copper mailbox, again a larger one, I saw this one on only a few houses as well. I do know they make repro mailboxes similar to this.
This was unusual to me, an antique copper water spout...not ugly metal like we all have at our homes.
Cute fox doorknocker
Heavy handle brass doorknocker
The sun caught the shine and gave it right back to my camera...the knocker was not this shiny.
Cast iron horse and horse shoe knocker.
Here was the most common doorknocker, the lion. Most of these are not polished..have a beautiful aged patina.
Another brass handle doorknocker
I discovered this brass knocker of a man and handle on a run down house, with gorgeous wrought iron rails...and beat up wood. There are only a few homes in the historic areas that are run down, appear to be rental homes, this one was for sale. Looked at it, looked at how much work it would take ...and figured I don't have about 3 million to invest ( property alone is close to 1 million ).
One of those hard shots to take...I had to shoot this cool knocker of keys and a keyhole through a glass storm door. There are almost no storm doors on homes here , but the doorknocker was really interesting.
This was a odd gargoyle or something , brass and unpolished knocker.
They do have some doors painted in rich colors here, this was a deep peach color..another brass handle knocker.
This was a small brass eagle knocker on Church St.
Really great large lion's head brass , unpolished , knocker
Again, a brass lion's head with a ring through his mouth
This was a very large brass eagle off a home on The Battery overlooking White Point park.
Simple round handled knocker again
My favorite old knocker , Victorian original, of a woman's hand. I have seen these as curtain tiebacks as well.
Wonderful large antique Art Nouveau knocker of a woman's head and handle.
Hope you enjoyed looking at these, keep a watch on my blogs...I have many more of Charleston, SC to do.
" Ask and it will be given to you,seek , and you will find:knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks , it will be opened. " Matthew 7:7-8