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A plate applied to the lock stile of a door to protect it against soiling and wear.
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"The counter argument to that, whether a hand plate or a finger, is then you use the doorknob don't you?" said Applebaum.
Prominently displayed are plates from her favorite brands: Balcon du Guadalquivir and "A Walk in the Garden" by Hermes and the "hand plates" by Bernardaud Limoges, Rosenthal, hybrid plates by Seletti, Lennox by Marchesa, and plates with Lina Cavalieri's face from brands Fornasetti and The Mad Hatter.