Sheraton Knobs and Pulls





Thomas Sheraton-1751-1806
English cabinet maker. Furniture was exquisite in shape, form, color and decorations. He used inlays of rare woods and veneers. He used satinwood extensively and championed the straight line in furniture making. During the last decade of the 18th century and early years of the 19th century, Sheraton's influence dominated the style of furniture making in both England and America.

Sheraton Knobs Side view

FEATURES "F" SERIES: All Sheraton knobs F-20 to F-30 are made up of a stamped brass face and body - or "cup", mounted to a turned brass "shank" and a stamped rosette, all as the originals were. A rosette is NOT furnished with F-20 3/4" size, generally it is not required, but one is available at $.50 ea. Solid knobs like F-31 and F-33 were used on pine furniture and built-in cupboards from the early 1700's through 1900. F-31 is turned from solid brass, the F-33 is cast. Information on F-32 and F-34 house door knobs will be found in the door knobs page.

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

ESCUTCHEONS: Escutcheons to go with F-20 to F-30 knobs will be found in the "L" series page 31. Generally a plain esc., like L-65, would be used for most situations, but there are many variations depending on date and origin of a particular piece.

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: Stamped knobs of the Sheraton period were made in thousands of patterns. As were the earlier Hepplewhite oval pulls, the faces and usually the bodies of these knobs were stamped from thin sheet brass in hardened steel dies. Later Empire knobs, like our F-29, were made from VERY thin brass, to allow it to "flow", when stamped cold, into the intricate design of the die. Few originals of this type have survived intact. Many of this later type used iron instead of brass for the cup - to add needed stiffness to the knob. The mounting screws for all types were machine made as a separate part, usually from iron. 

Brass Cabinet Pulls

Cabinet pulls 


Cat. No.




1 1/4 x 1" dia. oval knob with 1-1/4" rosette



1 1/2 x 1-3/16" dia. oval knob with 1-1/4" rosette



1-9/16 x 1 1/4" dia. oval knob with 1-1/4" rosette



Sheraton Knobs

  Cat. No. Knob Diameter Rosette Diameter Price   Cat. No. Knob Diameter Rosette Diameter Price
F20 series  F20-050 3/4" none $8.61 F24 series  F24-061 1" 1" $8.61
F20-051 1" 1" $8.61 F24-062 1-1/2" 1-1/2" $9.44

F20-052 1-1/4" 1" $9.50   F24-063 2" 2" $12.06

F20-053 1-1/2" 1-1/2"



F20-054 1-3/4" 1-1/2" $11.23 F26 series  F26-065 1-1/4" 1-1/4" $13.86
  F20-055 2" 2" $12.06          
no picture  F21-056  




F28 series  F28-067 1-3/4" 1-7/8" $16.61




F29 series F29-068 1-5/16" 1" $13.86
 F22 series F22-058 2" 2" $16.61   F29-069 2" 2" $16.61
F23 series  F23-059 1" 1" $13.86 F30 series  F30-070 1-1/16" 1" $13.86

F23-060 1-1/2" 1-1/2" $13.86 F51 series  F51-076 1-3/4" 1-3/4" $17.52



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