This fancy cast-iron top surface door bolt is from the Victorian era, 1870-1915. This piece is to be screwed to the top of a door and used to latch the door shut. If there was a keeper for this latch, it is gone. The bolt or plunger could be fixed so that the bolt goes into the frame of the door. A chain can be attached to the arm to pull down the bolt, which works by a spring.
The piece measures 5 1/2 inches long and 2 1/4 inches wide. It projects from the surface one inch. The Victorian pattern has a flower in the middle and fleur de lis leaves at the top and bottom.
Screws will be included.