Escutcheons – Decorative Hardware

Escutcheons have been used on furniture since Medieval times. They protect the finished surface surrounding the lock from key scratches and were originally created from iron. Their appearance evolved until they became an intrinsic part of commissioned furniture, and served a decorative purpose even when the keyhole was ornamental rather than functional.

This escutcheon adds decorative details to Lettre Officielle', a Louis XV style bureau plat

This escutcheon adds decorative details to Lettre Officielle', a Louis XV style bureau plat

At Theodore Alexander we take great care to ensure that our hardware is historically correct in our styles that reflect earlier ages. Our metal workers use age-old techniques to hand craft decorative hardware, including escutcheons, providing accurate and evocative historic designs.

This handle and escutcheon adorn 'A Royal Memoir'

This handle and escutcheon adorn 'A Royal Memoir' This escutcheon adds visual interest to a French cocktail cabinet

'Queen Anne's Cabinet' features this intricate escutcheon

'Queen Anne's Cabinet' features this intricate escutcheon

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