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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DP1281 Fancy Russell & Erwin Bronze Rosettes – 4 Available

Fancy Russell & Erwin Bronze Rosettes – 4 Available

These fancy rosettes were made in the late 1800’s by Russell & Erwin and are an excellent example of Victorian “house jewelry”. They were found covered with thick paint that served to protect them for decades. They retain a high shine largely due to the gilding that remains. Made of thick cast... click picture for more info
DP1280 Shabby Antique Cast Iron Rosette

Shabby Antique Cast Iron Rosette

The naturally occurring age and history of this old rosette cannot be duplicated artificially. Charming chippy paint and surface (no pitting) rust attest to its century long life. Of course you can remove the rust and paint but if you have a project where you want authentic history, this is it! Not... click picture for more info
DP1279 Victorian Cast Copper Door Plate – “Arcola”

Victorian Cast Copper Door Plate – “Arcola”

This door plate was manufactured by Barrows around 1900 and they named the design “Arcola”. The design was so successful that they continued making it until 1925. It is made of thick cast (not pressed) copper with a dark patina. I polished the high areas a bit so the shiny copper really sets off... click picture for more info
DP1277 1887 Lockwood “Broken Leaf” Design Door Plates - Many

1887 Lockwood “Broken Leaf” Design Door Plates - Many

This design, worked in heavy cast bronze, depicts a planted urn sitting perhaps on a Victorian porch. The patina is exquisite with the dark recessed areas setting off the artistic design. Note that even the lower background areas have fine incising! This design was patented by Lockwood in 1887 and... click picture for more info
DP1276 Classic Egg and Dart Antique Door Plate

Classic Egg and Dart Antique Door Plate

One of the most popular patterns used around the turn of the 20th century. This plate is made of pressed steel with traces of the original brass plating remaining in some recessed areas. A bit of rust on the back but no dents, dings or bends. 2-5/16” wide x 6-9/16” high Interior doorknob collar:... click picture for more info
DP1275 Single Plain Jane Vintage Door Plate

Single Plain Jane Vintage Door Plate

Not everything was fancy hardware in years gone by! This is a plain pressed steel door plate with traces of the original brass plating remaining. It now has a nice distressed look to go with your other old hardware. There are no bends, breaks, repairs, dents or rust. Note that the camera makes the... click picture for more info
DP1274 Single Copper Flashed Thumb Turn Door Plate

Single Copper Flashed Thumb Turn Door Plate

This is a very pretty thumb turn door plate made of solid copper with tiger stripe flashing. It is made to be paired with a thumb turn mortise lock to provide privacy in your bed or bathroom or for an entry door. It is nice and straight with no dings, dents or repairs. Minor scratching consistent... click picture for more info
DP1273 Pair Antique Eastlake Door Plates – Sargent “Arcadia”

Pair Antique Eastlake Door Plates – Sargent “Arcadia”

This heavy cast iron set was made by Sargent & Co around 1880 and they named the design “Arcadia”. The deeply incised Eastlake details are just spectacular! I’ve polished the high areas so the designs stand out from the dark background.   They are both in exceptional condition with no bends,... click picture for more info
DP1272 Pair Fleur de Lis Early 1900’s Door Plates

Pair Fleur de Lis Early 1900’s Door Plates

Restored or used for crafts these door plates could have a multitude of uses. They are made of wrought steel with an interesting mix of old paint, surface rust and dark iron patina. The bent door knob collar would be behind any door knob you wished to use with them. Otherwise they are nice and... click picture for more info
DP1270 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 are bright and shiny with almost no wear to the original lacquer finish. No dents, bends, scratches or damage. The above price is for a pair of rosettes. You will receive both shown in the photo. 2-1/16”... click picture for more info
DP1269 Pair Craftsman Tiger Stripe Door Plates

Pair Craftsman Tiger Stripe Door Plates

These door plates would make a wonderful addition to your Arts & Crafts, Bungalow, Victorian or Craftsman home. They are even wide enough to cover that ugly 2-1/8” hole from a modern door set you might be replacing. They are made of pressed steel with a copper/black japanned finish. In... click picture for more info
DP1268 P. F. Corbin Bull’s Eye Rosette Circa 1895

P. F. Corbin Bull’s Eye Rosette Circa 1895

This rosette was made by P.F. Corbin and is shown in their 1895 hardware catalog. Made of heavy cast iron the deep incised design features a ring of bull’s eyes within two concentric circles of beading. Originally it had bronze plating on the high areas but all but a blush here and there (depending... click picture for more info
DP1267 Pair Ornate Antique Silver Door Plates – R & E “Amarat”

Pair Ornate Antique Silver Door Plates – R & E “Amarat”

This set was made by Russell & Erwin around 1900 and they named the design “Amarat”. The metal art work has a whimsical Victorian theme with lots of curls and stylized leaves. These would be absolutely fantastic paired with sparkling glass knobs!! Very fine workmanship in wrought iron with... click picture for more info
DP1266 Pair P F Corbin 1905 "Ceylon" Door Plates

Pair P F Corbin 1905 "Ceylon" Door Plates

These heavy steel plates were made by P & F Corbin and are featured in their 1905 hardware catalog.  The named design, "Ceylon", has a fantastic mix of geometrics and flowers.  This design has heavier geometrics than the 1895 version. The plates are also shown with other doorknob... click picture for more info
DP1265 Single P F Corbin 1905 "Ceylon" Door Plate

Single P F Corbin 1905 "Ceylon" Door Plate

This heavy steel plate was made by P & F Corbin and is featured in their 1905 hardware catalog.  The named design, "Ceylon", has a fantastic mix of geometrics and flowers.  This design has heavier geometrics than the 1895 version. The plates are also shown with other doorknob patterns... click picture for more info
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
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

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