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10 Downing Street Door Knocker$89.00
British Prime Ministers are intensely aware that, as tenants and stewards of No. 10 Downing Street, they have in their charge one of the most precious jewels in the nation's heritage. Number 10, as it is often known, is perhaps the most famous address in London and one of the most widely recognized houses in the world. The centre of the United Kingdom's government, it is the Prime Minister's home and place of work with offices for secretaries, assistants and advisors.
A masterpiece of understatement, the residence's six-paneled, black oak door is surrounded by cream-colored casing and adorned above with a semicircular fanlight window. Painted in white in the center, between the top and middle sets of panels, is the number "10." Fitted to the door between the two middle panels is an iron knocker in the shape of a lion's head, the British emblem of Sovereignty.
A door knocker creates the first impression a visitor has of your home, setting the theme and tone of everything that follows. Give your guests a dignified British welcome, as Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher did when they answered the call of this knocker. A solid brass replica of architect William Kent's 18th century original, the knocker includes heavy solid brass striker button and 2" brass screws. Measures approximately 8" x 5" x 1 1/2". Spacing between holes: 7.25". Weighs 3 pounds.
10 Downing Street Door Knocker
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