Odd Drawer Pull

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I found this odd drawer pull in my yard - not sure if that’s what it is, but I’m calling it that. It was about 8” down. The face of the figure is unique. I’m not really sure what it represents.
 

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I found this odd drawer pull in my yard - not sure if that’s what it is, but I’m calling it that. It was about 8” down. The face of the figure is unique. I’m not really sure what it represents.
Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

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I found this odd drawer pull in my yard - not sure if that’s what it is, but I’m calling it that. It was about 8” down. The face of the figure is unique. I’m not really sure what it represents.
interesting, very cool find!
 

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Welcome to T Net, I was a Furniture maker & ran a restoration business for over 20 years, It is a Victorian pull, some were stamped brass, some were cast, I have seen many variations of this motif. If you look up Northwind drawer pull, or Gargoyle, Green Man, mythical drawer pull you will see ones like this. Very nice find, I always like to find Furniture related relics :icon_thumleft:
 

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Welcome to T Net, I was a Furniture maker & ran a restoration business for over 20 years, It is a Victorian pull, some were stamped brass, some were cast, I have seen many variations of this motif. If you look up Northwind drawer pull, or Gargoyle, Green Man, mythical drawer pull you will see ones like this. Very nice find, I always like to find Furniture related relics :icon_thumleft:
Thank you for the info. I was wondering what the figure was.
 
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Welcome to T Net, I was a Furniture maker & ran a restoration business for over 20 years, It is a Victorian pull, some were stamped brass, some were cast, I have seen many variations of this motif. If you look up Northwind drawer pull, or Gargoyle, Green Man, mythical drawer pull you will see ones like this. Very nice find, I always like to find Furniture related relics :icon_thumleft:
You were spot on. I just searched the ones you suggested and it’s definitely one of those. Really cool. I have a thing for drawer pulls, hinges, and knobs. I’m a vintage/antiques dealer and I’ve collected some pretty hardware over the years. I’m excited to have an ID on this one for my collection. Why do you think it has wings? They resemble bat wings somewhat?
 

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I was wondering the same thing about the wings...must be a gargoyle thing :dontknow: Finding relics in your own yard just adds to the fun. My Son is how I learned about T Net, when he was 12 we got him an inexpensive detector that I use now. He started finding 1700's coins in our yard & it was all over, he was hooked. He saved his $ & bought better machines & a pin pointer. There are 18th century pulls they call batwing pulls , but don't really resemble bat's wings, then there are some that resemble bat's. Furniture hardware is very diverse & interesting. Ohio is a good place to find furniture & furniture relics, also good place to find antique user grade hand tools. I studied furniture & design at University of Rio Grande in Gallia County, S.E Ohio.
 

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