"Opposition" Antique Dresser Handle on Two-Toned Chain Necklace
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This 1888 Design is a:
One of a Kind
Reimagined Components: A beautifully ornate antique dresser handle component sits at the focal point of this unique, two-toned chain arrangement consisting of half braided brass rope chain and half stainless steel curb chain. The split chain design helps to create a subtle contrast within an otherwise simplistic necklace. Total chain length measures 16''.
Components Found in: New Hope PA
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.
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.