"Inter-woven Circles" Antique Brass Dresser Handle/Hardware Necklace
"Inter-woven Circles" Antique Brass Dresser Handle/Hardware Necklace
"Inter-woven Circles" Antique Brass Dresser Handle/Hardware Necklace
"Inter-woven Circles" Antique Brass Dresser Handle/Hardware Necklace
"Inter-woven Circles" Antique Brass Dresser Handle/Hardware Necklace
"Inter-woven Circles" Antique Brass Dresser Handle/Hardware Necklace

"Inter-woven Circles" Antique Brass Dresser Handle/Hardware Necklace

Regular price $ 57.00

This 1888 Design is a: 

One of a Kind

Reimagined Components: Antique brass wreath-style dresser handle paired with another small antique brass furniture component both found in western-central New Jersey. This design hangs on a 16.5'' 

Components Found in: Lambertville NJ

~Dresser Handle~

When it comes to dresser and drawer handles there is more history than you might expect. Since 1888 loves repurposing them for our jewelry, we thought we’d teach you a little about them. In the 1660s the brass loop handle with a sturdy ornate backing started showing up. A common one would be the lion's face with a loop in its mouth. The loop itself was often engraved as well for an extra classy touch. Before the 1660’s the Oak Period from about 1600 to 1660 had lovely, engraved hardwood handles which don’t repurpose quite as well as the brass for our pieces. Many of the handles we find are seventieth-century inspired brass, iron, or alloy handles but made in the ninetieth or early twentieth century.

~Flowers~

It's safe to say that for as long as humans have walked the earth flowers have been given as tokens of love, friendship, affection, intention, accomplishment & sympathy. The beauty of a flower evokes unexpressed thoughts &  feelings that can be difficult to find words for. Delicate and often needing careful nurturing to bloom flowering plants can open our hearts to the vulnerable tenderness that so desires brightly colored expression.

~Wreath~

Some believe that early wreaths were hung on doors in ancient Rome to represent victory. The circular shape, with no beginning or end, represents eternity, or life never ending.

 

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's preserved & sealed to ensure its longevity & protection. 

 

1888 Design
Upcycled Jewelry
Vintage // Antique // Reimagined
-Ali & Nathan