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DS Advent Calendar, Day 11: Lion door knocker

Dated Posted: December 11th, 2011

Written By: Leila

Welcome to Day 11 of the DS Advent Calendar – one gift a day for that special home in your life. Yesterday we brought out some bling; today’s gift also makes a strong statement, but it’s a little more subdued in a handsome, regal sort of way – great for a grand, traditional home.

This large lion door knocker is 8″ in diameter, and solid brass, so he’ll develop a beautiful warm patina over time. He’s a reproduction: the original antique was used as a prop at MGM Studios, and was purchased at auction. Like the original, this one has a little brass plaque on the top that says ‘property of MGM Studios’ which, if you’re me, prompts at least an inner roar like their opening credits. Happy Sunday! MGM door knocker, $416.

Missed what we’ve included in our calendar so far? Click here for the full DS Advent Calendar.