This heavy brass key escutcheon is for a door from the Victorian era. Normally a back plate with a door knob is placed on the visible side of a door. If the door opens up to a wall or the backside of the door is not visible that much to visitors, homeowners sometimes would use a rosette behind the doorknob rather than another expensive back plate. When this is done, the key hole is then covered with a pretty escutcheon. This is such an escutcheon.
The piece measures 2 1/2 inches vertically and 7/8 inch horizontally. A thumbnail edging is on all four sides.
Two brass screws will be included.
Not interested in using this on a door? This is an excellent piece to use for re-purposing into artwork or jewelry.