Furniture Hardware

Date

1690-1720

GUSN

GUSN-11082

Description

Set of William & Mary-style brass escutcheons and drop handles, including: 1 keyhole escutcheon, 3 pull plates, 2 small & 1 large teardrop pulls, and 1 cotter pin. The plates are etched with characteristic stylized leaf and circle decoration; originally from a larger set per attached tag. Height of objects range from 1 5/8 to 2 3/8 and have widths of 1/2 to 2 3/4. [see folder for traced designs of the objects]

Details

Descriptive Terms

furniture hardware
fragments
brass (alloy)
etching (corroding)
etching (printing process)
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
stamping (forming)
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
William and Mary
Brass
Etched
Stamped
William and Mary
Leaf
Circle
FRAGMENTS, METAL

Inscription

On a handwritten tag that was attached, reads on one side: Set of Brass teardrop pulls with/stamped brass escutcheons/ca.1700/12 pulls with escutcheons/4 keyhole escutcheons"" . On the other side: ""From Oliver Williams auction - July 26, 1966""/""Bacon"" (in hand that matches the other side).

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1393.1-7