Antique Chippendale Handlesare a bold impressive style. The quality of these vintage style drawer pulls is evident. They are solid brass with beveled edges. Cast brass bails swing easily from posts. In addition these bails have trunnions on each end. The trunnions are small nubs. They act as a stop to keep bail from hitting backplate. Without a doubt, this Chippendale collection of antique drawer pulls is ideal for bureaus, highboys, tables and chest on chest.
These period handles are copies of 18th century patterns. Thomas Chippendale, an English cabinet maker created this style. Hence the term: Chippendale handles. In 1754 he wrote the now famous Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Directory. This book became an important reference. English and Americans studied this handbook. As a result, the details this book provided influenced the shape and design of furniture. The English styles were fancy. While the American versions had a much simpler shape. The fame of this era lasted through the late 1700's. Later, in the early 1900's, this style saw a renewal. Then it became known as the Colonial Revival era.
These Antique Chippendale Handles are reproductions. Their impressive style is beautiful. Each is well made of solid brass. Choose a shiny, polished finish or a darkened antique finish. Various sizes provide options for furniture with drawers of different dimensions. Lastly, these drawer pulls add grace and distinction to both period and revival furniture.