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Door Stops

Door stops have been around since the 1700s, as functional, cast iron weights meant to keep doors open. By the Civil War, however, they became recognized for their decorative use. Their popularity boomed in the 1920s-30s, when U.S. foundries thrived. Antique door stops are usually made of cast iron, brass, or pewter, and were often spray painted for more color.

Past Prices Realized

Price Realized ($10,350)

bertoia beauties bathing

Hubley Bathing Beauties

Near mint condition Hubley Bathing Beauties doorstop sold in our June 2011 sale against a $3,000 – $4,000 estimation.

Price Realized ($15,340)

bertoia greenblatt whimsical dog

Whimsical Dog

Very rare, Near Mint condition Whimsical Dog doorstop sold front he Jeanne Bertoia collection in November 2013. Est $800 – $1,200

Price Realized ($5,605)

bertoia pip with duck

Pup with Duck

A pristine condition Pup with Duck doorstop doubled its high estimation in the November 2013 auction. Est. $1,500 – $2,500

Price Realized ($7,080)

whistling jim

BH Whistling Jim

The popular Braddley and Hubbard whistling Jim in stunning condition sold in September 2012. Est $3,000 – $5,000.

Price Realized ($7,475)

bertoia hubley giraffe

Hubley Giraffe

One of Hubley’s highly sought after pieces, the near mint Giraffe doorstop in November 2011. Est. $3,000 – $4,000

Price Realized ($6,325)

bertoia bh turkey

BH Turkey

One of the larger Bradley & Hubbard pieces, this pristine condition turkey sold in June 2011. Est. $2,000 – $2,500

Price Realized ($5,900)

bertoia bear with honey

Bear with Honey

Very desirable heavy cast Bear with Honey sold in September 2012. Est. $4,000 – $6,000

Price Realized ($5,750)

bertoia saltbox house

Saltbox House

Extremely rare Saltbox house doorstop sold in March 2012. Est. $1,000 – $1,500

Price Realized ($4,720)

Sarah Symonds Americana

Patriotic Doorstop

Rare and patriotic Sarah Symunds book example doorstop sold in March 2012. Est. $800 – $1,200

Price Realized ($4,720)

Rhumba Dancer Doorstop

Rhumba Dancer

Near mint condition Rhumba dance doorstop with great casting did a shake at the podium at the May 2013 auction. Est. $1,200 – $1,800

Price Realized ($4,130)

Man on Cotton Bale

Man on Bale

Possibly the nicest condition in existence, this two piece doorstop of a Man on Cotton Bale sold in our November 2013. Est. $1,800 – $2,500

Price Realized ($5,175)

Snow Capped Cottage

Snow Capped Cottage

A rather rare doorstop, the Snow Capped Cottage tripled the high estimation at our November 2011 auction. Est. $1,200 – $1,600

Prices Realized ($2,588)

Mallard Duck

Mallard Duck

Great coloring and detail, the Mallard Duck doorstop sold in November 2011. Est. $1,500 – $2,000

Prices Realized ($4,130)

Little Sambo

Little Sambo

A very rare Little Sambo doorstop in pristine condition from the Jeanne Bertoia Collection sold in November 2013. Est. $1,800 – $2,500

Prices Realized ($5,605)

Hubley Parlour Maid

Parlour Maid

A popular Hubley Fish Parlour Maid in stellar condition doubled the high estimate in our March 2012. Est. $1,800 – $2,500

Prices Realized ($4,425)

Littco Products Guitarist

Mexican with Guitar

Part of a whimsical and wonderful series of Littco Products doorstops, this near mint condition Mexican with Guitar doorstop sold in March 2012. Est. $1,800 – $2,500