Handle shape can complement or detract from overall appearance. The goal is to achieve a balance between furniture lines and shape of furniture handle. Backplate: circular, rectangular or period shape plates which mount between wood and knob / pull.
Bail: actual handle of drawer pull
Bail Handle or Bail Pull: an early style handle originally secured with two cotter pins in the 1600's. By the late 1700's this style progressed to being held by two posts often with rosettes.
Bin Pull: cup shaped handle developed during the Victorian era for storage furnishings.
Drop Pull: single mount pendant which typically hangs from a backplate.
Flush Recessed Pull or Recessed Pull: popular on Campaign furniture, entire handle is mortised into wood providing a flush appearance.
Oval Pull: stamped oval brass backplate with bail, popularized by George Hepplewhite in the 1700's.
Ring Pull: handle with a circular bail.
Rosette: small backplate used behind a knob or with post to hold a bail.
Rosette Pull: two rosettes with posts and bail.
Plate Handle: decorative backplate with bail handle.