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.



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DP1264 Pair Simple Thick Cast Brass Entry or Passage Door Plates

Pair Simple Thick Cast Brass Entry or Passage Door Plates

These simple yet elegant door plates go with a multitude of architectural styles. They are made of thick solid cast brass and are in wonderful condition. The patina on one is darker, probably due to being exposed to the outside weather. Normal light scratches and a nick or two for hardware this... click picture for more info
DP1263 Four Vintage Brass Plated Rosettes

Four Vintage Brass Plated Rosettes

These simple rosettes are made of pressed steel with brass plating. They are all in excellent condition with no dents, bends or scratches. Note that they are a lot more shiny than they look in the picture. Perfect for glass doorknobs! The above price is for all 4 rosettes – 1 set of 4. 2-1/8”... click picture for more info
DP1262 Pair Vintage Pressed Steel Rosettes

Pair Vintage Pressed Steel Rosettes

These simple rosettes are made of pressed steel with original black paint. There is some chipping to the paint, as would be expected, but no dents or bends. They have not been oiled so you can repaint them easily if you wish to do so. The above price is for both rosettes – one pair. 1-7/8” diameter... click picture for more info
DP1261 Handy Knob Locking Rosette

Handy Knob Locking Rosette

This vintage steel rosette has a handy locking function. Pushing the tab one way or the other either allows the square knob spindle to rotate or stops it right in its tracks! Great for a bedroom door to allow privacy. The rosette is made of steel that has aged to a chocolate patina. No dents or... click picture for more info
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 L’Art Nouveau Door Plates – Sargent “Alby”

Pair L’Art 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
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 Corbin’s “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
DP1252 Pair Cast Bronze Norwalk Bull’s Eye Rosettes Circa 1885

Pair Cast Bronze Norwalk Bull’s 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 bull’s 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 1930’s Chrome Door Plates - Several

Pair Art Deco 1930’s Chrome Door Plates - Several

These door plates just scream ART DECO!  Made in the 1930’s to early 1940’s 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. I’ve included a photo of the drawing from the Dec 10,... click picture for more info
DP1245 Vintage Early 1900’s Door Plate

Vintage Early 1900’s 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
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
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 1930-1940’s 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
DP1237 Vintage 1940’s Classy Hexagon Rosettes – NOS - Several

Vintage 1940’s Classy Hexagon Rosettes – NOS - Several

Definitely a step up from the plain round rosettes! These have a very pretty hexagon shape to set off your pressed glass door knobs. Even plain brass knobs will get a touch of class from these beauties! They are made of wrought brass and have never been used (NOS). Some have a few blemishes from... click picture for more info
DP1235 Pair Simple Steel Entry Door Plates

Pair Simple Steel Entry Door Plates

Not all homes have ornate hardware and something simple just fits better. These door plates are “as found” with surface rust and old worn brass plating on the smaller interior plate. The above price is for one pair of door plates as shown in the photo. Interior Plate: 2-1/4” wide x 7” high Exterior... click picture for more info
DP1234 Pair Antique Door Plates – Reading “Montello”

Pair Antique Door Plates – Reading “Montello”

These ornate door plates were made by Reading Hardware around 1895 and they named the pattern “Montello”.  The Eastlake style details are quite lovely and very little of the original bronze wash (plating) has worn off. Made of pressed steel with a bronze wash on the high portions. Nice and straight... click picture for more info
DP1230 Simple Antique Door Plate with Swinging Keyhole Cover

Simple Antique Door Plate with Swinging Keyhole Cover

This antique door plate is for more simple architecture but still has a lot of presence. It is made of solid heavy cast brass with patina. Some minor scratches that could probably be buffed out if you wish to polish it. The swinging keyhole cover keeps drafts at bay when used for an exterior door... click picture for more info

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