This stamped brass drawer pull dates to 1870 to 1890. This geometric design with its 90-degree angled bail tells us that this pull is called “Eastlake.” Englishman Charles Eastlake created this form of design in furniture and hardware because he did not like the frilly Victorian look with its heavy bows, leaves, ribbons, etc. The popular Eastlake daisy can be found in the center of the back plate.
This pull is stamped brass that was coated with nickel. The plate and bail, however, have lost some of the nickeling and, thus, the pull sometimes looks nickel and at other times appears to be brass.
The back plate measures 4 1/4 inches horizontally and 1 3/8 inches vertically. The drop including the bail is 1 5/8 inches. The hole centers are 3 inches apart. The cast bail swings from fancy Victorian posts. The bolts extend beyond the back of the plate 1 1/4 inches. Old nuts are included.