This wonderful passage door set dates from the late 1800s to early 1900s. We are unable to find this pattern in our books, but it is exquisite to say the least. The door knobs and back plates are stamped bronze. We say that because bronze casting was very popular in that era. The finish appears to be a copper color or a reddish brass, but the old bronze hardware gives this hue.
The matching door knobs are of a two-piece construction. The top was crimped onto the base and neck. Thus, the knob has a “belt” around the exterior. The pattern is only on the top of the knobs. Each knob measures 2 1/4 inches across the top.
Each back plate measures 5 3/4 inches long and 2 inches wide. They are matching plates.
The heavy cast mortise lock box measures 3 3/4 inches vertically and 3 inches horizontally. The keyhole sets in from the outer edge of the door 2 1/2 inches. The face of the lock is heavy bronze and measures 5 1/4 inches long and 7/8 inch wide. It is 3/8 inch thick.
The strike plate is steel, measuring 3 1/2 inches by one inch.
The set consists of 7 pieces: two knobs, two back plates, one lock box, one strike plate, and a key. The spindle and set screws are also included. We will also include the screws needed for the back plates, mortise lock, and strike plate.
Finding such a fine complete set from the Victorian era is uncommon.