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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 1930-1940’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
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
DP1195 Early 1900’s Art Nouveau Door Plate

Early 1900’s 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

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