Porcelain Wheel Casters are constructed with a substantial, solid brass fork and glazed white ceramic wheel. Brass fork has shiny polished finish. It is not lacquered and will naturally age over time. Caster swivels at swivel-joint between fork and leg plate.
Historically porcelain wheel casters were used on walnut chairs and marble top tables. They were the darling of the Victorian era. These reproduction casters are made like the originals, that were used on 19th century antique furniture. The brass and porcelain combination creates a showy conclusion to furniture legs.
Load Capacity, caster strength and stability is directly related to correct installation. If a caster is incorrectly installed it will-not be strong or serviceable.
If furniture has missing or damaged casters: Replace all casters to insure uniform height, style and appearance.
My Grandmothers 100+ year old cabinet is not a fancy piece of furniture, but sentimental to me. It held her wash basin and pitcher predating bathrooms in her very rural home. The casters were broken or missing so I found that Paxton had the nearly perfect replicas that fit perfectly. I am restoring the piece for passing on in my family.