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Louis Sullivan, Yale & Towne Mfg. Co.

Art Nouveau Ornamental Cast Iron Backplates

Circa 1892


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A pair of backplates designed by Louis Sullivan.

  • Sold as a set of 2.
  • Matching and original historically important ornamental cast iron interior doorknob backplates or escutcheons from the Union Trust building in Chicago, designed by architects Louis H. Sullivan and Dankmar Adler.
  • Manufactured by Yale & Towne Mfg Co. in Stamford, Connecticut.

Condition Report

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Like New

In overall very good condition, showing minor signs of oxidation and overall patina and wear commensurate with age and use.

Color is a dark grey with green undertones.

Finishes differ slightly.


Height: 13.12 inches / 33.32 cm
Width: 3.6 inches / 9.14 cm


Cast Iron


Art Nouveau

Decorative Style

Traditional Style

Country of Origin

United States

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