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"The Kingdom Encircled" Vintage Pharaoh and Antique Dresser Handle Necklace

$ 69.00

This vintage copper pharaoh decorative furniture component has been paired with an 1800s brass dresser handle and strung on an 18" braided brass rope to create a powerful and striking design of mixed metals and time periods.


Components discovered in Montreal Canada & Hendersonville NC



After each artifact or specimen has been discovered it is sent through a careful restoration process before being used in a design. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it is preserved and/or sealed to ensure its longevity and protection. Each and every item is made by hand by owners Nathan and Ali, therefore, some small imperfections or variations may be present in your design. To us, this only adds to the beauty and rarity of your particular piece. 1888 Design does not claim ownership over the design or production of any vintage, antique, or otherwise repurposed object used in the creation of our jewelry. 

Each 1888 Design piece contains unique elements of symbolic or historic value that mean something different to us all. Let's break down what the elements in this design are


The ancient Egyptian word for their rulers was “Pharaoh” which means “Great House” as a reference to where the pharaohs lived. Pharaohs were both heads of state and religious leaders often thought of as more God-like than man.  After death, the Pharaohs were entombed and buried with their riches for use in the afterlife. The Egyptian pharaohs believed so strongly in the afterlife that they would go to great lengths to ensure they were buried with enormous amounts of riches, beasts of burden, and even servants (usually carved figurines) to take with them. 

Dresser Handle

When it comes to dresser and cabinet handles, there is more history than you might expect. The brass loop handle with a sturdy ornate backing attachment started appearing all the way back in the 1660s. A common design was the lion's face with a loop in its mouth. Before the 1660’s though, during the Oak Period, dressers had lovely, engraved hardwood handles. Many of the handles we enjoy collecting most for 1888 Design's upcycled art are seventieth-century-inspired brass, iron, or alloy handles.


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Are your earrings hypoallergenic?

All earring posts are made out of sterling silver, stainless steel, or brass metals unless otherwise stated in the product description. Sterling silver and stainless steel are both hypoallergenic metals. Brass can react differently among different skin types, so we advise knowing your body's tolerance to brass prior to purchasing earrings with brass ear posts. Again, all metals used are stated in each product's description tab.

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All components used in our jewelry are found and carefully selected with beauty, durability, safety, and vibrant, lasting energy in mind

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