A stunning antique figural cast bronze entrance doorknob set by Russell & Erwin, ornamented with a tiger face, patented 1874. The doorplate features an intricate abstract design with leaves and flowers; the swinging keyhole cover is ornamented with a striking tiger face. The cast bronze doorknobs, designed by W. Gorman (design patent # 7093), are oversized and ornamented with an intricate eightfold design. The lock and strikeplate are also decorated, with unusually deep casting. This entry set includes a pair of doorknobs with the connecting spindle, a lock and matching strike plate, double-keyhole doorplate, thumb turn, rose, and keyhole escutcheon. The doorknobs are 2-1/2” in diameter and 2-1/8” deep; the plate is 8-3/8” by 1-5/8”; the rosette is 2-3/16” in diameter; and the keyhole cover is 1-1/8” by 1-3/4”. The lock has a faceplate 1-1/4” by 7-1/4”, with an approx. 2-5/8” backset. The lock body is 4” deep overall, 4-3/4” tall, and 11/16” thick. The thumb turn plate is 1-1/4” in diameter.
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