20th Century Furniture Handles

20th Century design is now chic! Add Mission Hardware Handles
to craftsman furniture and Art Deco Handles to modern cabinetry of this era.
The 20th Century brought change to furniture and hardware styles in America. High quality craftsman style Arts & Crafts furniture originated in the early part of the century as a backlash to Victorian furniture of the industrial revolution. Rather than using traditional brass handles, new designs of Mission Hardware handles were developed with a hammered surface and copper finish. The famous Stickley style used these new Mission Hardware Handles. At the same time a new modernism displaying sweeping curves and stepped designs known as Art Deco was being used on furniture made of exotic wood veneers and lacquered finishes. This very artistic period was popular through the 1930s. Deco pulls in either brass or nickel were used on furniture of this modern era. As the economy slowed with the onset of the depression a new smaller and conservative, machine made style of furniture was developed. Sometimes refereed to as Colonial revival this furniture used small stamped brass pulls known as Depression era center post handles.