Seller: lombardsrestoration (1,618) 100%, Location: Three Forks, Montana, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 181659868383 Color: BRASS WITH PATINA, Maker: UNKNOWN - VINTAGE, Material: Brass, Details: STUNNING VINTAGE VERY ORNATE BRASS Victorian backplate & Knob set OF TWO! THESE IMPRESSIVE SCROLLY HAND POLISHED BEAUTIES ARE OVER 6" LONG WITH A USER FRIENDLY PERFECT SIZE KNOB! EMBOSSED on THE BACKPLATES ARE THE CODES KBC1 & N3762. A truly gorgeous and rare find IN GREAT CONDITION!!! COMPLETE WITH MOUNTING HARDWARE FOR KNOB, THERE ARE ALSO TWO TINY MOUNTING HOLES IN EACH BACKPLATE. PLEASE SEE PHOTO’S FOR DESCRIPTION, CONDITION AND MEASUREMENTS. THESE ARE VERY OLD AND may HAVE FLEABITES (IMPERFECTIONS) EARNED OVER MANY YEARS! E-MAIL ANY Q’S AND THANKS FOR LOOKING! PLEASE CHECK OUT MY OTHER LISTING FOR VINTAGE HARDWARE, LIGHTING AND DÉCOR FINDS TO COMBINE SHIPPING IF SAFE– I CHARGE ONLY ACTUAL SHIPPING COSTS =) 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. 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.