Hepplewhite Handles are a graceful neoclassic form, originally attributed to George Hepplewhite, an English Cabinet maker. This fashionable style crossed the Atlantic, becoming popular in America during the Federal Period. Intricate lines, sweeping curves and pleasing proportions define both Hepplewhite Handles and furniture of this era. This was an elegant style. Antique Furniture of this era often had a French splayed foot, curved apron or serpentine front. These Federal style furniture handles were made from rolled brass which was stamped with classical designs, acorns, leaves and concentric circles. Hepplewhite handles were most often oval in shape. Bails mimic the oval shaped handles, with ends-of-bails inserting into posts from outside of posts.