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
DP1232 Simple Vintage Entry Door Plate

Simple Vintage Entry Door Plate

This is a simple door plate from the first half of the 20th century. It is made of steel with worn brass colored paint. Nice and straight with no rust or dents. Plate:  2-3/4” wide x 9-1/2” tall Interior diameter of doorknob collar is 11/16" Spacing: Center of doorknob hole to center of round... click picture for more info
DP1231 Pair Simple Vintage Door Plates - NOS

Pair Simple Vintage Door Plates - NOS

This is a set of simple door plates from the 1940’s-1950’s. They are New/Old Stock so have never been used and come in their original paper wrapper. Sorry, screws have been lost over time. They are made of brass plated steel with some small areas of wear from storage. The above price is for one... 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
DP1229 Pair Ornate Antique Iron Door Plates – R & E “Amarat”

Pair Ornate Antique Iron 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 plates are made of wrought iron with bronze doorknob collars. Originally bronze plated the remaining bronze has... click picture for more info
DP1228 Pair Ornate Antique Bronze Door Plates – R & E “Amarat”

Pair Ornate Antique Bronze 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. Very fine workmanship in solid thick wrought bronze and in excellent condition. When I received them they had been... click picture for more info
DP1227 Late 1800’s Bronze Egyptian Motif Rosette

Late 1800’s Bronze Egyptian Motif Rosette

During the Victorian era homeowners were enthralled with home furnishings with an Egyptian, Persian or Oriental motif and this is a perfect example. I feel it leans towards the Egyptian but you can judge for yourself. Be sure to enlarge the photo to see all the metal art work! This rosette is made... click picture for more info
DP1226 Sweet Little Brass Door Plate with Patina

Sweet Little Brass Door Plate with Patina

This is a sweet little door plate with understated elegance. It would have originally been used with a fluted glass knob but can be used for any doorknob that fits the doorknob collar. It is made of solid pressed brass with a beautiful patina. There is a little ding/scratch just above the doorknob... click picture for more info
DP1225 Solid Brass Art Deco Early 1900’s Door Plate

Solid Brass Art Deco Early 1900’s Door Plate

This door plate was made in the 1930-1940’s and was used with fluted glass doorknobs. A very popular design and these typically get snapped up quickly. Don’t miss out! Made of solid pressed brass with patain. No dents, dings, cracks or repairs. Plate:  2” wide x 6-7/8” tall Interior diameter of... click picture for more info
DP1224 Pretty Nickel Plated French Door Plate

Pretty Nickel Plated French Door Plate

The extremely narrow width of this door plate makes it a perfect choice for a French door with its narrow stiles. Made of steel with nickel plating. A couple of surface rust spots that could be buffed out. Plate:  1-1/4” wide x 5-1/2” tall Interior diameter of doorknob collar is 5/8" Spacing:... click picture for more info
DP1223 Antique Circa 1909 Penn “Magnolia” Copper Door Plate

Antique Circa 1909 Penn “Magnolia” Copper Door Plate

This is a very pretty plate made by Penn Hardware around 1909 in their “Magnolia” design. Lots of swirling vines set off by the dark factory background. This plate has a small spacing (distance between doorknob & keyhole) so unless you happen to have a lock that matches it is best used where a... click picture for more info
DP1222 Vintage Early 1900’s Brass Door Plate

Vintage Early 1900’s Brass Door Plate

This solid pressed brass door plate is quite handsome and in great vintage condition. A couple of minor dents that could likely be hammered out if you desire (although they are barely noticeable). Note that this plate requires the use of a stepped doorknob shaft (like used on glass knobs). Plate: ... click picture for more info
DP1221 Pair Vintage Steel Door Plates – Many Options!

Pair Vintage Steel Door Plates – Many Options!

These cute little plates offer a wealth of possibilities for you! Made of steel they were originally plated but that has long since worn off. They are now a warm steel color with some light surface rust. You could polish them with a wire brush for a silver look, paint them to match or contrast with... click picture for more info
DP1220 Vintage Country Cottage Brass Door Plate

Vintage Country Cottage Brass Door Plate

Looking very French Provincial with its curved design this 1930-1940’s plate is just loaded with character. Made of solid brass it has a dark patina and even some old white paint along the edges for a country cottage look. Of course you could always polish it up if you wish but I’ll leave that... click picture for more info
DP1218 Antique Cast Iron Door Plates – Norwalk “Flanders”

Antique Cast Iron Door Plates – Norwalk “Flanders”

These substantial door plates were made by Norwalk around 1900 for their Flemish School of Architecture. They named the design “Flanders”. The thick deep ornate incising is a joy to behold! This crispness is only found on cast metal art work. These plates are in excellent condition with warm bronze... click picture for more info
DP1217 Pair Vintage Brass Door Plates – Hard to Find 2-1/4” Spacing

Pair Vintage Brass Door Plates – Hard to Find 2-1/4” Spacing

These shapely little door plates are from around 1930-1940 and have the wider 2-1/4” spacing between the doorknob and the keyhole. Made of solid brass they have been polished a bit in the past and could be polished more if you choose to do so. One plate has some blemishes/scratching but that’s what... click picture for more info
DP1216 Late 1800’s Clover & Daisies Bronze Rosette

Late 1800’s Clover & Daisies Bronze Rosette

How precious is this!?!  Three leaf clovers are mixed with daisies to surround that special doorknob and no screw holes to mar the design. Note the picketed doorknob collar and all is worked in thick cast bronze. Beautiful patina with original black paint background still intact. Rather than being... click picture for more info
DP1214 Pair Circa 1910 Russell & Erwin Door Plates – “Ossa”

Pair Circa 1910 Russell & Erwin Door Plates – “Ossa”

These steel plates were made by Russell & Erwin around 1910 and they named the pattern “Ossa”. They feature a dainty ornamentation that goes with many styles of architecture. The copper flashing remains to varying degrees giving them a mellow distressed look. Pardon the camera flash - they all... click picture for more info
DP1213 Victorian Door Plate by P & F Corbin – “Cairo” - Many

Victorian Door Plate by P & F Corbin – “Cairo” - Many

This whimsical door plate will bring your Victorian garden right inside! They were made by P & F Corbin in the late 1800’s and they dubbed the design “Cairo”. Made of wrought bronze they are in excellent condition with no dents, dings, breaks or repairs. As you can see by enlarging the small... click picture for more info
DP1212 Pair Petite Flowery Victorian Copper Door Plates

Pair Petite Flowery Victorian Copper Door Plates

These petite turn-of-the-century door plates bring your Victorian garden right inside! They have a gorgeous natural patina and I’ve polished the high details to make them stand out more. Made of solid wrought copper they are both in excellent condition with no bends, breaks, repairs or scratching.... click picture for more info
DP1210 Petite Bronze Combined Rosette and Keyhole Cover

Petite Bronze Combined Rosette and Keyhole Cover

This little jewel is just waiting to be installed on your special door!  Made in the late 1800’s with loads of Eastlake detail worked in solid thick cast bronze. It is in excellent condition with no scratches or nicks and has been polished to a brilliant shine. This plate has a small opening for... click picture for more info

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