This swirl-patterned knob is a hand-blown product from the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company of Sandwich, Massachusetts. It dates from 1835 to 1850. Even though this knob is about the size of a door knob, these beauties were used on furniture. The large blanket chests or chest of drawers used such knobs. Some histories attribute this knob to the American Empire period or early Victorian era.
Because it is a hand-blown piece, each one of these knobs differ slightly. This one measures 2 1/8 inches across the top. It has a wide base measuring 1 5/8 inches in diameter. The knob projects 2 1/8 inches from the surface.
We have a limited number of the old wide-headed bolts that were used to secure these knobs. If you are in need of one, call us. This knob does not come with a bolt.