Thomas Sheraton, George Hepplewhite, and Thomas Chippendale are The Big Three in 18th-century design. Sheraton knobs embody these new styles, and many are used on Hepplewhite furnishings. Also known as Federal brasses, our Sheraton hardware is made of stamped-hollow knobs formed around a conical base. The complexity of a stamped face on an antique cabinet knob can be stunning, and Sheraton's designs celebrated the ability of fine tool makers to carve minute detail in steel and then press that detail into soft brass. My great grandfather made many of our tools, and his ability to carve in steel was legendary. He was not an inventor; instead, he faithfully duplicated original antique cabinet knobs. Today we find our customers blending the old with the new in very creative ways - and as a result, we now offer Sheraton hardware with nickel finishes.