By definition, an escutcheon (pronounced es·cutch·eon) plate is a shield, cover, or an ornamental or protective plate. Escutcheon plates are used to conceal something functional like mounting hardware or an unwanted hole.
Use escutcheon plates for a clean, simple, or modern style railing.
More and more customers are looking for a clean, seamless, or modern look for their home. For interior or exterior railing, whether it’s a cable railing or any other type of railing, the escutcheon plate is a great choice to conceal the hardware. I find that especially with interior applications, you might want all the fasteners and hardware hidden with no exposed bolt or screw heads. Escutcheon plates are a perfect and easy solution. They simply slide over the post, hiding the hardware and providing a more refined look. Our escutcheon plates are typically machined from a solid billet, not the thin stamped sheet metal common in the industry.
We offer escutcheon plates on all of our surface-mounted Ithaca Style, Tokyo Style and Kauai Style cable railings. These plates can be made from polished stainless steel or anodized aluminum and can be powder coated to match the railing posts.
See these case studies for examples of project with escutcheon plates.
If you are submitting a quote request, be sure to ask for them. It’s a small detail that really helps to make your railing look more refined.