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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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 thats what... 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 1800s 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 Ive 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 1800s 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
DP1195 Early 1900s Art Nouveau Door Plate

Early 1900s Art Nouveau Door Plate

This door plate has a sensuous Art Nouveau shape and the soft acanthus leaves at the top and bottom are a perfect accent. It is made of steel with copper plating that has mellowed to a soft glow. There is a tiny dent on the left hand side next to the door knob hole that would be difficult to see... click picture for more info
DP1194 Oval Tiger Striped Beaded Antique Door Plate

Oval Tiger Striped Beaded Antique Door Plate

This oval plate is made of steel with worn black and copper tiger striping. The naturally occurring wear only enhances the copper and black flashing. It is nice and straight with no dents or dings. 2-3/16 wide x 7-1/8 high (maximum dimensions) Spacing: Distance from center of keyhole to center... click picture for more info
DP1193 Oval Beaded Antique Door Plate

Oval Beaded Antique Door Plate

This oval plate is made of steel that once had brass plating. The brass plating is long gone leaving it with a nice medium iron patina. There are a couple of tiny blemishes from rust that was removed which are hardly seen. It is nice and straight with no dents or dings. 2-1/4 wide x 7-1/4 high... click picture for more info
DP1192 Oval Beaded Antique Door Plate

Oval Beaded Antique Door Plate

This oval plate is made of steel with worn copper or bronze plating. There are a couple of blemishes from rust that was removed giving it a nice distressed look. It is nice and straight with no dents or dings. 2-1/2 wide x 7-1/2 high (maximum dimensions) Spacing: Distance from center of keyhole... click picture for more info
DP1185 Pair Victorian Door Plates with Whimsical Fans

Pair Victorian Door Plates with Whimsical Fans

These shiny bronze door plates were made in the late 1800s during the Victorian era. Although it might not have been the manufacturers intention I think the ornate details look like different style fans that were used by proper ladies at that time. The plates are made of solid pressed bronze and... click picture for more info
DP1171 Pair Nashua Egyptian Motif Antique Door Plates - 3 Pair Avail

Pair Nashua Egyptian Motif Antique Door Plates - 3 Pair Avail

In the late 1800s Nashua produced Victorian hardware with a distinct Egyptian motif. These cast iron door plates are one of their most popular patterns and were most often paired with black glazed clay knobs although there is no reason to restrict them. The brass toned plating would go well with... click picture for more info
DP1163 3 Pair Vintage or Antique Pressed Steel Rosettes - DIY

3 Pair Vintage or Antique Pressed Steel Rosettes - DIY

Although you could use these rosettes just as they are they would clean up very nicely. They are still nice and straight with no dents but with some surface rust and old paint that is easily removed. The pairs at the top and bottom of the photo are matched while the set in the middle is very... click picture for more info
DP1150 Circa 1885 - 1890 Cast Bronze Door Plates by Norwalk

Circa 1885 - 1890 Cast Bronze Door Plates by Norwalk

These fancy solid bronze door plates were made by Norwalk Lock Company in the late 1800s. Their signature detailing of arrowed geometrics combined with circles has a somewhat Moorish flavor. Made of solid cast bronze with various levels of patina. Three are in excellent condition and the fourth... click picture for more info
DP1127 Old Entry Door Plate with Chippy Red Paint

Old Entry Door Plate with Chippy Red Paint

I usually remove any paint from my hardware but the paint on this one was so appealing that I opted to leave it. Although the ornate hardware is lovely sometimes an old home is better served with simplicity. This door plate is also large enough to cover a multitude of flaws on the door itself. Made... click picture for more info
DP1123 Rare Sterling Silver Rosette

Rare Sterling Silver Rosette

Ive seen a few plated pieces of antique hardware but never before one made of solid sterling silver. Simple and elegant for that special door! The rosette has been polished and appears more silver than the photo due to reflection of the wood under it. A stepped shaft doorknob must be used with... click picture for more info
DP1121 Rare Sargent 1920s Standing Lion Rosettes - Many!

Rare Sargent 1920s Standing Lion Rosettes - Many!

This is indeed a rare find! The standing lion doorknobs that graced the Stevens Hilton Hotel in Chicago were made by Sargent & Co. in the 1920's with matching rosettes. While we sometimes come across the doorknobs they are frequently missing the rosettes. The rosettes feature a laurel leaf... click picture for more info
DP1120 Turn of the Century Geometric Door Plate

Turn of the Century Geometric Door Plate

This door plate is probably by Norwalk since it seems to echo the design elements of their 1885 1890 doorknobs. Being pressed steel it was probably offered later. The plate is in good condition and appears to have been antiqued at some point. Since its a good job I opted to leave it alone. ... click picture for more info
DP1109 Pair Cast Bronze Branford Oriental Rosettes Circa 1880

Pair Cast Bronze Branford Oriental Rosettes Circa 1880

These beautiful rosettes were made by BLW (Branford Lock Works) in their Oriental pattern around 1880. Made of heavy cast (not pressed) bronze the deep incised design includes an ornate fan, a rising sun and bamboo stalks and leaves. They are in wonderful original condition with remnants of the... click picture for more info
DP1095 Vintage Pressed Brass 1930s Door Plate

Vintage Pressed Brass 1930s Door Plate

This is a sweet little door plate from around the 1930s. It has just a touch of detail and an interesting mottled patina. Polish to a bright gloss if you desire. This plate is perfect with the old glass doorknobs! 2 x 6-3/4 high Center of doorknob hole to center of round portion of keyhole... click picture for more info

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