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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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
DP1225 Solid Brass Art Deco Early 1900s Door Plate

Solid Brass Art Deco Early 1900s Door Plate

This door plate was made in the 1930-1940s and was used with fluted glass doorknobs. A very popular design and these typically get snapped up quickly. Dont 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
DP1220 Vintage Country Cottage Brass Door Plate

Vintage Country Cottage Brass Door Plate

Looking very French Provincial with its curved design this 1930-1940s 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 Ill 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 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
DP1209 Pair Fancy Brass Door Plates  Taylor & Boggis

Pair Fancy Brass Door Plates Taylor & Boggis

These door plates were made by Taylor & Boggis around 1905 and the fancy designs are in very high relief. Swirling leaves and flowers give them a very Victorian feel. Note the little bluebells on the perimeter! The plates are made of solid thick cast brass with no bends, nicks or repairs. They... 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
DP1174 Pair Flowery Cast Bronze Late 1800s Rosettes

Pair Flowery Cast Bronze Late 1800s Rosettes

These sweet rosettes look just like a Victorian garden and note the picketing around the doorknob collars! Made of thick cast bronze the incising shows only a bit of wear on the bottom of one. They have a very nice medium patina. These rosettes are sold by the pair and you will receive both for the... 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

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