Uncommon Beauty

In the latest episode of Horton Brasses’ continuing festival of comedy, they are offering another variety of well-spoken handles which they deem especially useful for family members with mobility issues:-

There’s a reason stylish handles and pulls, specifically ring pulls, are so unique and beautiful; they’re uncommon. New, modern homes don’t tend to feature ring pulls; therefore, when they appear in stylized kitchens and dining rooms, we marvel at their eloquence. Don’t think that ring pulls will look good in your home? We beg to differ; here are a few reasons.

Delicate Accent – If you have delicate pieces of furniture in your home, ring pulls make great accents. Although strong and sturdy, ring pulls look dainty. Unlike other modern-day handles and knobs, ring pulls will not distract from the look of your soft, delicate antique furniture.

Functional – One of the greatest perks to installing rings pulls is how easy they are to use. The dangling ring yields a firm surface area that makes opening drawers and cabinets easy. Since the ring is only attached by a top pin, one can easily and effortlessly grip the ring. Ring pulls are ideal for a family with persons varying in age, especially if some struggle with mobility.

Style – It is easy to match ring pulls to existing furniture, since they are available in different sizes and colors. From brass to bronze and oil-rubbed iron to satin polished, these pulls can be integrated flawlessly with most designs. If you want to make a bold statement, consider installing a large ring pull of dark hand-forged iron. If you want to install a ring pull that is a bit more subtle, then choose a small to medium-sized ring that matches the stain of the cabinet or drawer.

Again, you won’t find many ring pulls in today’s modern homes. If you’re looking for hardware that will help create a new, unique look, then ring pulls are a great place to start. Ring pulls can be integrated with most any design and accent both modern furniture and delicate antiques beautifully.

Jack Plane


About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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9 Responses to Uncommon Beauty

  1. FIG Woodworks says:

    Geez Jack, When I spied the title ‘Uncommon Beauty” I thought I was in for a treat, some 17th century beauties perhaps. But ring pulls :(


  2. LD says:

    Attach a ring pull to that family member with mobility issues. A convenient way to move them about!


  3. Michael Dooley says:

    I’m just imagining the competitor’s crass offerings. “Hey get your finger out of my ring cripple!”, much less eloquent…


  4. Eric R says:

    I have mobility issues when my wife tugs the ring pull in my nose when I’m out in the shop too much…


  5. Jim says:

    Are they playing up to you and using your website as a selling point. Surely no-one could be so consistent by accident?


    • Jack Plane says:

      The notion has been entertained before, but Horton were writing the same gobbledegook before I ever mentioned it on this blog.

      I simply can’t believe a company would publish such unlearned writing and descriptions of their products… under any circumstances.

      Their web site is otherwise quite professional (presumably maintained by a web master) which begs the question: Why hasn’t the web master checked the stats and notified Horton management of the (somewhat unflattering) posts linking to them from this blog?

      It has been established that they pay for the copy, so if they are aware of the mirth and ridicule it incites, why would they continue to accept material from that writer?

      Maybe they really don’t know any better… or perhaps you are right. Lordy!



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