Exquisite Solid Bronze & Brass Door Knocker
J. Arrington’s Villas in Bali, Indonesia may be gone, but the exquisite brass work and other magnificent pieces of hardware still exist. This is another fine brass door knocker from the second villa. This villa was used to entertain diplomats from the UK and the United States. The décor of this villa was rumored to be quite elegant, but it was sadly deteriorated from lack of use.
This particular door knocker was said to be attached to the presidential suite of the villa. This was one of the nicest rooms out of all four of the villas. Several dignitaries graced this room and it was also used for esteemed guests of the family.
Our acquisition team was able to get this one for a fair deal, but had a lot of competition. Several Australian acquisition teams were also on site bidding for wealthy private collections. We think our purpose is much nobler; we are working on recreating this lovely piece so that you and others may include it in their home.
During our time in Bali, our acquisition team met with an American backpacker from Atlanta, Georgia named Kim Wadelton. She was there on assignment for her Master’s work at Georgia Tech University where she is working on a double master’s in architecture and city planning. She was able to direct our team to the auction and even taught them a little Indonesian to help them find their way around. If it wasn’t for Ms. Wadelton, our team may have never found their way back home to deliver this exquisite brass hardware. We might turn this into a ring pull (smaller version) in her honor, someday…
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