William and Mary Drops and Pulls 1680 to 1710
FEATURES: "THINCAST," where
marked by an * denotes sand cast parts throughout, as all originals were. A-85
and B-15 backplates are not cast. The edges of all plates are hand-filed
as are the cast posts and William and Mary drops. The original castings were
THIN, our reproductions are also, and the thickness varies with the overall
plate size. Drops and pulls, A-68, A-69, A-73, and A-85 to A-90 are hand chased.
Hand chasing is the art of creating a complete decoration through the use of
many specially shaped chisels, struck by repeated hammer blows. No two are EVER
identical, all are made as sets for each piece of furniture, to your order.
A-85 and A-86 use post and nut mounting. All other "A" series pulls
and drops are mounted with a snipe (see illustration). Some originals
and special boring sizes on stock plates are available. We can restore or copy
your originals to quotation.
Glow," (polished bright), or Antique, (aged) finish furnished as desired
- state preference.
ESCUTCHEON PULLS: Complete pulls WITH keyholes,
are available at the PULL price listed. LIST PULL NUMBER, AND STATE ESC. PULL.
DELIVERY: Due to their special nature, "A"
and "B" series pulls are not normally stocked ready to ship. Please
allow about 4 to 6 weeks for delivery.
William and Mary Period 1688-1702
was an important period in the history of furniture making. The use of
brass mounts began during this period. Walnut was the favorite wood, although
Oak and other wood was used. Burl and Crotch walnut veneer was used for
decorative fronts. Kneehole desks, secretary or Book Case desks made
their appearance as did low boys and spoon back chairs. There was a great influence
by the Dutch, French and Spanish. Simple forms, comfort and grace of proportion
was more important than carving.
available for "A", "B", "C" and "E" series