This is perhaps the finest set of Waterfall hardware that we have. It is a family—always been together. The set probably came off of furniture of Waterfall style in the 1930s and 1940s. To match the curved and rounded lines of that furniture, the handles of this set have the curved lines as well. Most of the Waterfall furniture supported hardware of brass with some kind of bakelite accent or accessory. These handles have the wonderful chunk of bakelite behind the handle–located up against the furniture.
Each heavy brass handle is 4 inches long, but in a curved shape. The handles are mounted with two screws that are inserted from the back of the drawer–only 1 1/4 inch hole centers. Between the handle and the face of the drawer are the two separate “necks” or spacers and the chunk of bakelite. The space left open after the spacers and disc are put into place, is 3/4 inch. The bakelite disc is 1 1/2 inches by 1 1/4 inches.
These are such good-looking handles that they could be used on any piece of furniture. Their shape is uniform enough that they could be used vertically or horizontally.