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    Button or ?

    Thought it was a button but now I'm not sure. Iron shank? Found on a 18th century farm site.

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    Re: Button or ?

    looks like a ESCUTCHEON (FACE PLATE ) TYPE ITEM with the squarish looking hole in it ---- it might have been nailed on with a iron "square nail" on a trunk as a decroative piece - or it may have had a squarish iron type shaft go thru it as part a dresser drawer pull set up.

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    Re: Button or ?

    Quote Originally Posted by umrgolf
    Quote Originally Posted by ivan salis
    with the somewhat squarish looking hole in it ( it might have been nailed on with a iron nail - or had a built in iron nail type shaft built into it)--it may have been a part off a trunk or dresser .
    I think its a plate on the dresser that the drawer pull went thru, looks 18th century too
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    Re: Button or ?

    I have never seen a furniture piece with such a rudimentary piece like this. Usually furniture pieces look a little more refined to me. Even in the 17th century.
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    Re: Button or ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ivan salis
    with the somewhat squarish looking hole in it ( it might have been nailed on with a iron nail - or had a built in iron nail type shaft built into it)--it may have been a part off a trunk or dresser .

    Quote Originally Posted by umrgolf
    Quote Originally Posted by ivan salis
    with the somewhat squarish looking hole in it ( it might have been nailed on with a iron nail - or had a built in iron nail type shaft built into it)--it may have been a part off a trunk or dresser .
    I think its a plate on the dresser that the drawer pull went thru, looks 18th century too

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    Quote Originally Posted by umrgolf
    Quote Originally Posted by ivan salis
    with the somewhat squarish looking hole in it ( it might have been nailed on with a iron nail - or had a built in iron nail type shaft built into it)--it may have been a part off a trunk or dresser .
    I think its a plate on the dresser that the drawer pull went thru, looks 18th century too

    With the flat back & design on the front has to be.
    The closes to a match I could find.And would be how it must of looked some what rather nail or this pin deal Was not a drawer pommel though with that rust in the hole.
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    Re: Button or ?

    Quote Originally Posted by baspinall
    I have never seen a furniture piece with such a rudimentary piece like this. Usually furniture pieces look a little more refined to me. Even in the 17th century.
    http://www.ukdfd.co.uk/ukdfddata/sho...ct=394&cat=all
    Unusually, this one has a round hole, but you get the idea.

    http://www.ukdfd.co.uk/ukdfddata/sho...=25829&cat=all
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    Re: Button or ?

    except for the round hole vs square (handle) hole type hole -- please look at crusader's post above this one --- item in link #1 above is a clear match * even the decroative designs on it are similar -- as I said -- it a part off a dresser *** -- a decroative ESCUTCHEON " face plate" that the pull handle shaft goes thru .-- its a simple crudely designed one. -- for simple "common" folks furniture of that time frame -- nice find by the way.--for here in the USA -- its a quite common type find in england I'm sure . -- so most likely either a british imported dresser or a locally made american "copy" of british style item.

    green check please.

 

 

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