If replacing drawer handles, check distance between holes
Antique Chippendale Handles are a favorite style originally used in the late 1700's on colonial furniture. This maple leaf shape is indicative of Chippendale handles which are known for their bold backplates. This much liked design was revived in the 1920's. During the Colonial Revival Period, in America, they were used on "Governor Winthrop desks", mahogany dining room furniture and bedroom sets.
These well made drawer pulls are solid brass. The aged finish imparts the look of old brass. The antique finish is hand applied and may vary from one to the next. This slight variations in color provides a natural and more authentic appearance. Posts and swan neck bail are permanently attached to backplate. These reproduction antique drawer pulls are an excellent choice for both 18th century and 20th century colonial revival furniture.
Measure Antique Drawer Pulls
Boring: distance between center of mounting hole to center of adjacent mounting hole.
If replacing handles: replacement-handle-boring must match actual boring measurement in drawer.
Overall Size: width and height of handle at widest point.
Attach Antique Chippendale Handles
Handle attaches to drawer with two machine screws
Position handle on drawer front
Insert screws through mounting holes, from drawer interior and screw into posts
Thread size of machine screws is generally 8-32. Length supplied is determined by manufacturer. While supplied screw length is generally useful, occasionally a different size is required. Please let us know if you need a specific length. To determine the correct size: measure wood thickness and add 1/4".
These brass pulls are very high quality. The backplate and the pull itself are thicker than other designs, and the projection is more pronounced (a good thing) thanks to small bolsters behind the pull handle. Stems behind the backplate and the provided screws provide a secure and precise means of attaching the pull to the drawer front. I am building a reproduction of an 18th Newport lowboy, with hand-carved cabriole legs, ball-and-claw feet, and shell. I’ve been working on it off and in for several years and was certainly not going to skimp on the hardware. I looked at several websites, and these pulls from Paxton have the best design and construction by far.
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Draw locks and keyhole trim fit and look like the original!
Nice to know that 100 years later someone is still making these parts that matched up perfectly with what I had on my slant top desk. Nice match, great quality, terrific service