are copied from authentic 18th century patterns. This historic hardware was originally designed by the English cabinet maker Thomas Chippendale. He created renown high style furniture. In 1754 he wrote the now famous Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Directory. This directory continues to serve as a reference in both England and America. Our period hardware authentically copies many of the antique Chippendale Handles he designed. The quality of our hardware is evident. Handles are solid brass with beveled edges and cast bails. Bails swing easily from posts. The bail has trunnions on each end, which act as stops to keep bail from hitting backplate. Use on Chippendale and Colonial Revival furniture. Both reproduction and antique Chippendale Handles are seen on a variety of furniture, such as bureaus, highboys, tables and chest on chest.