This beautiful piece is from the Eastlake period (1870-1890). There is a flower and sunburst pattern at the top of the bolt plate. This cast-iron piece is morticed into the top of the door. The bolt or plunger is controlled by a push-thumb mechanism. The plunger is pushed into a hole in the frame.
The bolt plate measures 8 inches long and one inch wide. The top plate that fits over the edge of the door is 1 1/4 inch deep.
We have cleaned and oiled this relic. It is in good working order. Screws will be provided.