A reeded wooden ebonised 'beehive' keyhole cover with a shaped backplate in brass. This good sized piece will suit many of our wooden handles. This ebonised hardwood has blemishes that add to the authentic antique appearance and has made it virtually indistinguishable from the original antique. The term ‘Beehive' refers to the repeat reeded detailing. Beehive became a highly popular design born in the Regency era and used heavily throughout the Victorian period and into the early 20th Century. This piece is not only decorative but also finishes off the door covering the cut hole for a key.