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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DP1253 Pair Petite Eastlake Cast Iron Door Plates

Pair Petite Eastlake Cast Iron Door Plates

These small door plates are just overflowing with ornate Eastlake style ornamentation! The incising is deep and crisp to show it all off. These plates originally had a thin bronze plating that has worn off over time. You can still see faint traces here and there if you tilt them just right in the... 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
DP1248 Pair L’Art Nouveau Door Plates – Sargent “Alby”

Pair L’Art Nouveau Door Plates – Sargent “Alby”

This is a lovely pair of steel door plates made by Sargent & Co. around 1910 in their “Alby” pattern.  Lots of undulating detail in the Art Nouveau style beautifully highlighted by copper. They are in excellent condition with only some minor scratching. There is very little wear to the copper... 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
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 1900’s Door Plates

Pair Petite Early 1900’s 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 1930-1940’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
DP1236 Pair Cast Iron Swinging Door Push Plates – R/E “Century”

Pair Cast Iron Swinging Door Push Plates – R/E “Century”

These ornate push plates were made by Russell & Erwin around 1910 and they named the pattern “Century”.  The Eastlake style details are quite lovely and set off beautifully by the mellowed bronze wash (plating) and old worn paint. As is always the case, with one door being used more than the... 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
DP1233 Pair Early 1900’s Bathroom Thumb Turn Door Plates

Pair Early 1900’s Bathroom Thumb Turn Door Plates

Such a delicate design that will accommodate a thumb turn mortise lock.  Made in the 1930’s to 1940’s they are most often found with fluted glass or concentric steel knobs. The thumb turn plate is nickel or chrome plated steel for inside the bathroom and the outside plate is solid wrought brass.... click picture for more info

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