This very old knob is cast, or pressed glass, made by the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company of Sandwich, Massachusetts. The company was founded in 1826 and closed its doors in January of 1888. This knob was made during the company’s height of production in the mid-1800s.
The large knob was made to be used on the American Empire furniture or the very early Victorian pieces. The large chests with heavy drawers might have these thick, heavy knobs. This knob’s only pattern or feature are the nubbins or bumps that run around the rim of the knob’s surface. The knob is also unusual in that it has two gripper bumps on the bottom of the base.
The knob measures 2 inches across the top and projects 1 3/4 inches from the surface. The base measures 1 3/4 inches across.
The knob is in excellent condition. There is a tiny rough spot on top but it is not noticeable.