This tear-drop pull dates from 1870 to 1890. It is representative of the Eastlake era during the Victorian period. Pulls such as this one often adorned dressers and chests that were walnut with marble tops. Even though, at first glance, all these tear-drop pulls look alike, there are slight differences. There are about four different patterns for the back plates. The drop itself comes in different shapes, some rounder than others, etc. One can mix these without making a glaring notice. Because of the age of these tear-drops, many did not survive heavy abuse and usage.
The wood tear of this pull measures 2 inches vertically. It still has its brass finial at the base. The belly of the tear is approximately 1 1/2 inches across. The hinge is brass. The bolt is 2 inches long and comes with its original nut.
The stamped brass con-vexed back plate measures 1 5/8 inches in diameter.
This old pull is in very good condition.