Design Definition: Escutcheons

Design Definition: Escutcheons

Annie Werbler
Apr 8, 2010

An escutcheon is something we come across in everyday life, but most of us couldn't name it if asked. Find out after the jump just what it is we're talking about.

Backplates for doorknobs, locks, light switches, and many other types of hardware are known as escutcheons (or sometimes escutcheon plates). They are available in every style and price point, and as we are often reminded during Small Spaces Month, it's the little details that make the most difference in a space.

Images: 1. Black Country; 2. Green Lane Hardware; 3. House of Antique Hardware; 4. Antique Radios; 5. Plumbing Supply.

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