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fingerplate

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(Furniture) a metal plate fixed to a door next to the handle or keyhole to protect the surface
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We explored narrow streets around the National Maritime Museum, including Willow & Stone in Arwenack Street, stuffed with brass Victoriana, fingerplates, earthenware jars from France and brass fish doorknockers.
The subject's right arm rests on the edge of Mulloy's desk, fingerplates on two fingers.
Also echoed here and there are delicately cut fretwork fingerplates to some panelled doors and plasterwork decoration to walls and ceilings, chimney breasts and doors, some still picked out in gilding.