The condition of the original painted surface is important to the value of an antique doorstop. The more of the original painted surface that remains, the better. As with so many antiques and collectibles, a damaged or chipped original painted surface is more desirable than one that has been beautifully repainted and fixed up in modern times. This early 20th century doorstop with a full three-dimensional design of a Thoroughbred horse is a beautiful example of a doorstop with its original painted surface, and is a wonderful piece of sculpture in its own right:

Current Stock: