This teardrop pull from the Eastlake era of the Victorian period has more brass, heavier, and probably graced an expensive piece of furniture in the last years of the 19th Century. Instead of the round back plate that is more common, this drop hangs from a Eastlake patterned “cross-like” back plate. The plate has the typical diamonds and pyramids that we see in the Eastlake era.
The heavy brass post and back plate are a one-piece construction. The post projects beyond the back plate 3/4 inch. A heavy brass bolt is then inserted from the back of the drawer to screw into the receiver. The bolt is one inch long.
The back plate measures 3 1/2 inches long and 1 3/4 inches vertically. There are small holes at the ends of the plate for inserting a brad or small screw to firmly secure the plate. The drop of the pull from its ball top finial to the tip of the base finial is 2 1/2 inches. The painted black wood part measures 1 5/8 inches vertically and 1 3/8 inches across the belly.
The original black paint is intact. This pull is exceptional. We have not polished it, only a dusting was needed.