Vintage and Antique Doorstops

Doorstops, or door porters, are short sculptures typically made from iron or brass and designed to hold open a heavy door. Similar to bookends, these metal objects were frequently manufactured with a flat backside to sit smoothly against a door. Porters came into use during the Victorian Era and were often sold in a black or bronze finish, although a few were painted more realistically. In England, some of the most prolific producers of...Continue Reading