This is an exquisite set. This set is a family in that it is all original, from the same piece of furniture, and has been kept together. This Eastlake hardware dates from 1870 to 1890. Each pull is heavy cast brass. The set consists of four large pulls (for two large drawers) and two smaller pulls. Each pull is fastened to the drawer with large bolts, which still have the original nuts.
Each large pull consists of a cast-brass back plate, a heavy, thick brass swing bail and two heavy posts and bolts. Each of these pieces weigh 6 ounces. The back plate measures 4 3/4 inches horizontally and 2 1/4 inches vertically. The swing bail measures 3 1/2 inches across. The hole centers are 3 3/4 inches apart.
The pattern on all the pulls is Eastlake Victorian which is geometric. The swing bail has the 90-degree corners which is typical of Eastlake. There are two angels or cherubs at the top of each pull.
The smaller pulls are identical to the larger pulls except the back plate measures 3 3/4 inches horizontally and 2 inches vertically. The swing bail measures 3 inches across. The hole centers are 3 inches apart.
The six pulls have posts that are attached to the back plates. These posts extend into heavy bolts that are inserted from the front of the drawer and then secured with nuts on the back of the drawer.
We have left the aged patina on these pieces. All the nuts are accounted for. The total weight of the six pieces is 2 pounds, 2 ounces.