This absolutely exquisite back plate is unique. From its geometric pattern, we know it came from the Eastlake era, 1870 to 1890. It is hard to determine which end is up. It could be mounted on the door both ways. After looking at pictures in a catalog, however, Miss Margaret found that most of the time the “legs” are pointed down and the top knot is at the top.
This plate appears to be cast bronze. It has the deep warm glow. In the 1870s and 1880s, bronze casting was a popular manufacturing technique.
The plate measures 4 1/4 inches vertically and 2 inches wide. Note there is no keyhole. The door knob hole is 5/8 inch wide. Screws will be provided.
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