The Brass Knob, Adams Morgan’s palace of antique wonders, to close

Adams Morgan antique store The Brass Knob Architectural Antiques, long a fixture for antiques buyers and interior designers in Greater Washington, will close its doors in November.

The Brass Knob posted the news on its website in early August and the Washington Post published a profile and tribute Monday.

Owner Donetta George opened the shop in 1981 and has been located at 2311 18th St. NW, a signature pink-and-purpose tinged building. She wrote in her closure announcement that the business stemmed from “an interest in architectural detail,” and that  “it has become a business that requires a great deal of knowledge which has kept it from ever being boring.”

In addition to being a mecca for decorators, the store, with its walls and surfaces jam-packed with items, also served as an intriguing place for shoppers and others meandering along 18th St. NW to browse and marvel at the items dating back to the 19th century.

George told the Post that the business began slowing in…

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