This large massive glass knob was cast or pressed by the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company sometime between 1835 and 1850. This company that was founded in 1826 was one of the earliest to produce pressed glass. From 1830 to 1860, the company was known for its excellent products and became one of the better-known glass houses. The plant closed its doors in January of 1888 because of a labor dispute.
This knob measures 2 inches across the top and is similar in size to a door knob. This knob, however, was made to grace a large piece of furniture like a blanket chest or a large bureau. The knob projects 2 inches from the surface and has a thick neck and base. The base measures 1 5/8 inches in diameter. The only pattern is a star-burst across the very flat top. The knob is in excellent condition.
We have a limited number of the old wide-headed bolts used to secure these knobs. Call for availability.