Colonial Furniture Handles encompass a somewhat conservative style. Beginning in the new world, craftsmen worked with indigenous woods and limited tools creating furniture with simple elongated turned wood knobs. As the era progress cabinet making and woodworking techniques became more advanced enabling furniture to be created with dovetail joints and more detail. Although less ornate than its English counterparts, American furniture of this period had pleasing proportions with simple brass hardware. Two types of Colonial furniture handles were used: bat-wing plate with bail or two round rosettes with bail. Produced to fit multi-size drawers, Colonial furniture handles were most frequently made in 2-1/2” and 3” boring sizes.