Chippendale Drops and Knobs

 

 

 

 

FEATURES: Drops G-15 and G-21 are cast. G-16 knob has a stamped face mounted on a turned body. Plain and turned head small knobs are turned, one piece brass.

FINISH: "Golden Glow," (polished bright), or Antique, (aged) finish furnished as desired - state preference.

MOUNTINGS FOR "F" AND "G" KNOBS: F-20 to F-30 are mounted ONLY with a post and nut. F-31 is fitted usually with a wood screw, but a post and nut or machine screw mounting will be supplied on request without added cost. F-33 is fitted ONLY with a 1/4-20 threaded post and nut. G-15, G-21 and G-22 are fitted STOCK with a wood screw, but a post and nut mounting for 1" or less thick wood can be supplied without added cost IF requested. G-16 is fitted with a wood screw as stock, but a post and nut mounting is available IF requested without added cost. ALL small knobs G-17 through G-20 are available only with a wood screw mounting.

History: The drops and knobs represented in our "G" series were first produced in quantity during the Chippendale period. All the original knobs were made as castings with a hand cut iron screw or a nail cast into it, by placing the iron in the mold prior to pouring the brass. Usually very little work was done to them except for finely finishing the face and filing the sides after they were cast. The originals today can be told by their uneven - not exactly round appearance, and file lines on the side. Posts for the small drops were made in the same manner. The use of these knobs and drops has never stopped, only the details such as the size and shape of the turning or drop, the type and method of mounting, or the materials used have changed through present day production. Any small knob with a separate machine made screw that can be removed was made after about 1880 as a high production, low cost item. The shape of this type of knob does not usually match any of the originals.

 

 

Cat. No.

Size

Price

 

Cat. No.

Size

Price

 

G18-139

3/8"

$13.44

 

G20-150

5/8"

$14.61

 

G18-140

7/16"

$13.44

 

G20-151

3/4"

$14.61

 

G18-141

1/2"

$13.44

 

G21-152

11/16"

$19.05

 

G18-142

5/8"

$13.44

 

G21-153

3/4"

$19.05

 

G18-143

3/4"

$13.44

 

G21-154

1"

$19.05

 

G19-144

3/8"

$3.61

 

G21-155

1-1/8"

$19.05

 

G19-145

1/2"

$4.37

 

G22-156

5/8"

$18.16

 

G19-146

5/8"

$5.06

 

G22-157

5/8"

$18.16

 

G19-147

3/4"

$5.88

 

G22-158

1-1/8"

$18.16

 

G20-148

3/8"

$14.61

 

 

 

 

 

G20-149

1/2"

$14.61

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G15-130

5/8"

$18.56

 

 

 

 

 

G15-131

1-1/8"

$17.68

 

 

 

 

 

G16-132

3/4"

$17.34

 

 

 

 

 

G17-133

3/8"

$3.61

 

 

 

 

 

G17-134

7/16"

$4.37

 

 

 

 

 

G17-135

1/2"

$5.06

 

 

 

 

 

G17-136

5/8"

$5.88

 

 

 

 

 

G17-137

3/4"

$6.55

 

 

 

 

 

G17-138

7/8"

$7.24

 

 

 

 

 

 


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