In the later 18th century, "Chippendale" style keyhole covers were de rigueur for mahogany case furniture. Cut from sheets of solid brass, the exuberant patterns are infinitely varied and eternally popular. The polished finish is left unlaquered, allowing it to age gracefully, just like the antique originals.
Stamped: Process of forming brass or other metals by using a thin sheet and pressing or stamping it into a mold. Stamped is the same as pressed or wrought and is thin compared with forged or cast. Learn about hardware >