Dating to the 1700’s, this French polished steel door pull features a lovely pierced circular backplate adorned with a vertical margent. The pull has been constructed as a thick ball with a raised center section consisting of concentric circles. A series of interlaced scrolls form a margent that abuts against the top and bottom of an open circular backplate. In the center of the backplate is a second, smaller circle that is joined by four roundels that also function as a collar for nails or screws to affix the pull to a door. Several other holes can be seen along the scrolled margent, providing additional attachment points. The pull does not have a locking mechanism, so it was most likely intended for an interior door. Of course, our 18th century steel door pull could be fastened to an exterior door that already possesses a lock or deadbolt system.
CONDITION: Very good antique condition, with light buildup and oxidation, commensurate with age and use. Slight traces of paint from an old installation.