Early American Cabinet Handles are a diverse assembly of drawer pulls and knobs originally used on country furniture and in kitchens. Encompassing many periods; this was a straightforward functional style for average Americans. Colonists used the most readily available materials, wood being easily obtainable was turned into wood knobs in a range of sizes and shapes. Iron was a favorite material, used to create both Early American cabinet handles and knobs, as it was both plentiful and economical. Brass, although more costly, was used to create modest bail handles and cabinet knobs. Porcelain knobs came into widespread use in the mid 1800’s and have remained indispensable in kitchens ever since. Glass handles and knobs followed providing a variety of colors and sizes. There is an unmistakable practicability in early American cabinet handles that has kept this style fashionable for generations.