Ring handles appeared as one of the earliest form of handle. The simplicity and fundamental rightness of the form has meant continued popularity through all furniture styles up to present times. A ring handles has the advantages of strength, ease of use and manufacture, and low profile. In most cases, they are partnered with a backplate whose functional purpose is to reinforce the wood where the ring is mounted, and it also provides an ideal surface for a variety of decorative motifs from the simple disc to a pharaoh's head.
Ring handles come in a wide range of sizes to suite the smallest drawers in a desk to the largest of doors. Their low profile makes them a good choice in tight places such as pocket doors and internal drawers. Many of the smaller sizes we carry hand an overall projection of less than 3/8" and even the larger sizes are commonly no more than 5/8" deep.
Mexican black iron ring handles and rusted iron ring handles can be found after the antiqued and polished brass ring handles.