Forgo the the plain or unattractive escutcheon plates for the styles you really want. Escutcheon Plates are an important part of cabinet hardware and door accessories, because they cover the inner workings of a door or cabinet lock. The word escutcheon plate comes from the French word "scutum", which means "shield", because they shield the opening of the door or cabinet door. There are many interesting styles of escutcheon plates, as well as beautiful polished finishes to add style as well as function. Narrow the search for the perfect escutcheon plates by selecting from the collection, brand or finishes that you like.