Sheraton Knobs and Ring Pulls represent a classical style favored on Federal furniture of the late 18th century. Thomas Sheraton, an English cabinetmaker, authored the Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Drawing-Book. This design book influenced a movement of furniture which is referred to as Sheraton. This classical design, became popular in America, using refined forms, clean lines, straight legs and geometric shapes. Rather than using handles, furniture from this period primarily used Sheraton knobs and ring pulls, made of brass with intricate patterns. Sheraton knobs were the perfect complement, harmonizing with the underlying English design theme of this era.