Plates & Rosettes

Antique back plates and rosettes (round back plates) are an important part of antique door hardware for both function and beauty. They set off the antique doorknobs while protecting the door from wear. You might be looking for something to match a missing item in your historic home or want to create a set with your own unique choice of antique hardware. Please note that not all doorknobs fit all door plates or rosettes. Pay attention to the dimensions of both. I try to give measurements as close as possible but sometimes just a millimeter difference prohibits the knob from sitting in the plate properly. If you already have the lock or latch, be sure the plate dimensions work with it. If you are ordering a set I will check them before completing the order. For those of you with pre-drilled modern doors that are being retrofitted for antique hardware, note that there are some door plates here that will cover the filled hole. See also Helpful Information.



Item #- Item
DP1260 Gothic Hammered Cast Iron Diamond Rosette

Gothic Hammered Cast Iron Diamond Rosette

Although I show this rosette mounted as a diamond it could also be installed as a square rosette. It is made of solid cast iron that has aged to a dark black patina. The ornate hammered effect of the casting is a nice touch. Note that this rosette must be used with a stepped shaft knob. See photo... click picture for more info
DP1259 Pair LArt Nouveau Door Plates  Sargent Alby

Pair LArt Nouveau Door Plates Sargent Alby

Lovely copper door plates made by Sargent & Co. around 1910 in their Alby pattern. Lots of undulating detail in the Art Nouveau style beautifully highlighted by the dark background. They are in great condition with a light scratch here and there. Each one has a crack in the knob collar... click picture for more info
DP1258 Pair Flowery Victorian Door Plates  Corbin Vittoria - Copper

Pair Flowery Victorian Door Plates Corbin Vittoria - Copper

During the Victorian era all fine homes displayed beautiful gardens of flowers and foliage. They frequently carried that passion to the details on the artistic hardware. These plates were made by P. F. Corbin around 1895 and they named the design Vittoria. It brings the flowers, ferns and vines... click picture for more info
DP1257 Flowery Victorian Door Plates  Corbin Vittoria - Distressed

Flowery Victorian Door Plates Corbin Vittoria - Distressed

During the Victorian era all fine homes displayed beautiful gardens of flowers and foliage. They frequently carried that passion to the details on the artistic hardware. These plates were made by P. F. Corbin around 1895 and they named the design Vittoria. It brings the flowers, ferns and vines... click picture for more info
DP1256 Flowery Victorian Door Plates  Corbin Vittoria - Restored

Flowery Victorian Door Plates Corbin Vittoria - Restored

During the Victorian era all fine homes displayed beautiful gardens of flowers and foliage. They frequently carried that passion to the details on the artistic hardware. These plates were made by P. F. Corbin around 1895 and they named the design Vittoria. It brings the flowers, ferns and vines... click picture for more info
DP1255 Pair Stunning Copper Art Nouveau Door Plates

Pair Stunning Copper Art Nouveau Door Plates

These gorgeous door plates were made by Reading Hardware around 1892 and have a lot of Corbins Roanoake design elements. Please enlarge the photos to see all the Art Nouveau detail more closely. I just love the detail where the mounting screw heads create the center of flowers! As beautiful as... click picture for more info
DP1254 Rare Late 1800s Triangular Eastlake Rosette

Rare Late 1800s Triangular Eastlake Rosette

These triangular rosettes are very hard to find and this one will make a special door really stand out. It is made of solid cast iron that has aged to a dark black patina. The ornate incising is deep with no wear. Even the original steel screws are included! 4-1/4 high x 1-7/8 wide (maximum... click picture for more info
DP1252 Pair Cast Bronze Norwalk Bulls Eye Rosettes Circa 1885

Pair Cast Bronze Norwalk Bulls Eye Rosettes Circa 1885

These ornate rosettes were made by Norwalk Lock Company around 1885. Made of heavy cast (not pressed) bronze the deep incised design features a ring of bulls eyes the motif basis for many of their door hardware pieces. These rosettes were polished and lacquered sometime in the past and the... click picture for more info
DP1251 Pair Art Deco 1930s Chrome Door Plates - Several

Pair Art Deco 1930s Chrome Door Plates - Several

These door plates just scream ART DECO! Made in the 1930s to early 1940s they are most often found with fluted glass or concentric steel knobs. The plates are steel with shiny chrome plating that is very hard to photograph. They are much more brilliant silver in person. They could use some... click picture for more info
DP1250 Pair Vintage Mid 20th Century Solid Brass Rosettes

Pair Vintage Mid 20th Century Solid Brass Rosettes

These simple pressed brass rosettes are so handy when remodeling a mid-century home! They have wear to the factory lacquer but could be polished up if you choose to do so. They have no bends, dents, cracks and only light scratching. Note that these must be used with a stepped door knob shaft. The... click picture for more info
DP1247 Pair Oval Beaded Antique Door Plates

Pair Oval Beaded Antique Door Plates

These oval plates are made of steel with worn copper plating. Even the original mounting screws are included! There are a couple of blemishes from rust that was removed giving them a nice distressed look. They are nice and straight with no dents or dings. The above price is for both door plates ... click picture for more info
DP1246 1872 Norwalk Cast Iron Composition Rosette Sleeve Plates

1872 Norwalk Cast Iron Composition Rosette Sleeve Plates

There is probably not a lot of call for these but they are one of those things that if you need it, you REALLY need it! These sleeves were created to be used with the composition rosettes that ended up breaking when screwed directly to the door. Ive included a photo of the drawing from the Dec 10,... click picture for more info
DP1245 Vintage Early 1900s Door Plate

Vintage Early 1900s Door Plate

This door plate is quite handsome and in great vintage condition. There are some blemishes to the brass plating that give it a nice distressed look. Note that this plate requires the use of a stepped doorknob shaft (like used on glass knobs). Plate: 1-3/4 x 6-5/8 Spacing: Center of doorknob hole... click picture for more info
DP1244 Large Art Deco Entry Door Plate

Large Art Deco Entry Door Plate

This hard to find large Art Deco entry door plate could be a fantastic architectural element with just a bit of work and creativity. Originally it had a brass plated central accent which now remains only on the upper portion. Re-plating (part or all) would be an option or for an all silver look... click picture for more info
DP1243 Pair Vintage Brass Art Deco Entry Door Plates

Pair Vintage Brass Art Deco Entry Door Plates

Both the shape and the detailing on these wrought brass door plates are very Art Deco in style. Although they could be used for a passage door the spacing between the door knob and the key hole is consistent with an entry door lock. They have a beautiful caramel patina and are straight with no... click picture for more info
DP1242 Hard to Find Fancy Nickel Plated Door Plate

Hard to Find Fancy Nickel Plated Door Plate

We frequently find door plates with brass, bronze or copper plating but nickel is not as plentiful. This plate was likely manufactured around 1930 or 1940 and remains in excellent condition. There are no dents or bends and the nickel plating remains almost completely intact with slight patina.... click picture for more info
DP1241 Pair Small Antique Tiger Striped Door Plates

Pair Small Antique Tiger Striped Door Plates

These smaller sized plates are hard to find and might have been used in an old farm house. They are made of steel with worn copper flashing more so on one than the other. They are nice and straight with no bends or breaks. The above price is for one pair of plates. You will receive both plates... click picture for more info
DP1240 Pair Petite Early 1900s Door Plates

Pair Petite Early 1900s Door Plates

These sweet little plates have a French Provincial look to them with their curvy shape. They are made of steel with mottled brass plating for a nice distressed look. There are no bends, breaks or heavy scratches on either one. The above price is for one pair of plates. You will receive both plates... click picture for more info
DP1239 Pair Rustic Egg and Dart Door Plates

Pair Rustic Egg and Dart Door Plates

The Egg & Dart pattern was used by many homes around the turn of the century. The refined elegance goes with any number of architectural styles. These plates have aged and worn for a multitude of colors copper, steel, dark grey, light surface rust and a smidge of paint on the bottom edges.... click picture for more info
DP1238 Pair Vintage Art Deco Door Plates

Pair Vintage Art Deco Door Plates

Both the shape and the detailing on these pressed steel door plates are very Art Deco in style. Perfect for that 1930-1940s restoration and they even come with original mounting screws! They have no dents or bends and have various degrees of the original brass plating remaining. The above price is... click picture for more info

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