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Antique Victorian Eastlake Complete Backplate & Knob Set With Mortise/strike/key

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Seller: lombardsrestoration (1,717) 100%, Location: Three Forks, Montana, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 181893200757 ***** COMPLETE AND READY TO INSTALL *****STUNNING VINTAGE Victorian Eastlake ornate set with black porcelain door knobs and closely matching mortise lock including working key and strike plate. the beautifully detailed thick metal plates have worn coppery plating and metal tone, the black porcelain knobs have no chips or cracks but do show scratches and scuffs. the mortise is cast iron and the plating on the Eastlake detail has faded. really a nice match with these plates. SET INCLUDES MOUNTING SCrEWS, KNOB SET SCREWS AND SPINDLE – really READY TO INSTALL! PLEASE SEE PHOTO’S FOR DESCRIPTION, CONDITION AND MEASUREMENTS. THESE ARE VERY OLD & used AND MAY HAVE FLEABITES (imperfections) earned OVER MANY YEARS or were part of the original manufacturing. E-MAIL ANY Q’S AND THANKS FOR LOOKING! PLEASE CHECK OUT MY OTHER LISTING FOR VINTAGE DÉCOR FINDS TO COMBINE SHIPPING when safe – I CHARGE ONLY ACTUAL SHIPPING COSTS =) VICTORIAN 1837-1901 (Gothic Revival, Italianate, Second Empire, Eastlake, Queen Anne) In many ways, it's ironic that the late 19th Century was noted for being conservative. The architecture and decor from the periodwas anything but, both immensely elaborate and decorative. While perhaps conservative in values, the motto of the architects andcraftsman of the time appears to have been; "Anything worth doing is worth doing to excess." Known as "Victorian" architecture,it remains a favorite years after its heyday, and continues to delight the eye. The era, spanning the reign of Queen Victoria, isusually divided into the early (1837-1860) and late period (1860-1901). Both ran concurrent with the industrial revolution whichgave rise to a thriving middle class who could afford more consumer products. In addition, this timeframe saw the emergenceof an entrepreneurial spirit like never before, creating new manufacturing techniques. As a result, new and more elaboratehardware products entered the marketplace in abundance. The new technologies not only added more decoration to satisfy theVictorian obsession, but new manufacturing techniques also improved quality every step of the way. This resulted in an affordablearray of ornamental hardware perfectly enhancing the highly stylized architecture of homes and furnishings. Curiously, Victorianstyling incorporates elements of previous historical styles and forms. Elements of Gothic, Roman, Greek, Baroque, Renaissance,Queen Ann, Moorish, Indian, and even Japanese forms are ever present in Victorian hardware pieces. Eastlake Another notable sub-style of the period is Eastlake, and is the only Victorian style to actually be named after a person. Charles Eastlake was an English designer who published a popular book "Hints On Household Taste" printed in America in 1877. It was so popular, it became a bible of sorts for architects, designers and homeowners. His hardware is characterized by straight and obvious frames and boarders with the fancier elements contained within the lines. It is interesting to note that Mr. Eastlake didn't believe Americans really "got it" when it came to taste, and subsequently disavowed any connection to our "Eastlake" sub-style of Victorian. Happily though, many manufacturers ignored his view and proceeded to churn out beautiful renditions of this type of design. International Buyers - Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying. Color: Worn Copper Plated Metal & Black Porcelain, Maker: Reading Hardware Pattern, Material: Metal and Porcelain

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