Colonial Era

Add style to period furniture with authentically reproduced antique Chippendale pulls. Often referred to as maple leaf handles and colonial drawer handles these antique Chippendale pulls were extensively used in the 18th century. Thomas Chippendale an English cabinetmaker developed the Chippendale style and published a book with illustrations of his designs and techniques showcasing these colonial drawer handles. Titled the "Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director" this book became famous, encouraging Chippendale's peers to copy his furniture. Rococo, Chinese and Gothic influences were very much apart of this artistic period. Antique Chippendale pulls were made with bold backplates and swan neck bails depicting the rococo inspiration. The Chinese influence is seen in his style of very decorative lacquered furniture using pierced Chippendale pulls. His popularized organic c-scroll design is easily seen when looking at his maple leaf handles. The furniture and antique Chippendale pulls of the colonial era were very popular and continue to be reproduced today.