The Chippendale pattern is perhaps the most recognized and popular furniture pull. Variations of this pattern, with its top knot, wings, and tail, have been gracing furniture since the 1700s. This one probably comes from the 1940s and 1950s. It is stamped steel with a brass finish. The pointed wings and spreading top knot reminds of of the pineapple, which has the symbolic meaning,”welcome to our home.”
The back plate of this pull measures 3 1/2 inches horizontally and 2 5/8 inches from top to tail. The hole centers are 3 inches apart. The bail swings on its posts. We have not cleaned this pull. It has its original patina. One could polish this pull to a brassy shine.
The posts project 1/4 inch from the back of the plate, which means they will need to be embedded into the wood. Screws are inserted from the back of the drawer to thread into the posts. The original screws will be included.