An antique American cast iron "White House" bench. A design originating in Scotland, here in the US it has an historic association with the Rose Garden at the executive mansion. This is the smaller version 35" high by 45" wide by 21.5" deep. It has had some repairs over time and there are some rough edges from the original casting, but all details are intact. It has been rust proofed and painted gloss white.
Known as the "renaissance Scroll" bench (and chair) this ornate Victorian set is uniquely American with a complex mix of renaissance and rococo elements and dates to around 1900. The female figure head is sometimes identified anecdotally as " Betsy Ross" and appears on a number of American garden pieces. Bench is 32" high by 45" wide by 18" deep. The chair, not so often found, is 32" high by 25.5" wide by 17" deep. Rust proofed and re-painted/ in good condition.
A very nice Regency style cast iron bench and two side chairs in the Carl Friedrich Schinkel design from 1830. The set is American ca 1910, and features a classic urn/wreath decorative design on the seat backs. The bench is 30" high by 47" wide by 18" deep. The chairs are 30" high by 19" wide and 18" deep. No breaks/repairs - in very nice condition.
A nice example of a nineteenth century cast iron bench in the twig pattern. 33" high by 36" wide by 22" deep. Old screws have been replaced, bench is painted black. In very nice condition.
A metal armillary sphere, painted gold, atop a carved marble column ca 1920. 40" high by 11" diameter. Small crack in top of column, otherwise very nice condition.
An unusual pair of shallow tazza form garden urns with columnar stems ca 1910 - origins unknown. Very simple and compelling architectural design. Each is 23" high with a 27.5" wide bowl and a 12" diameter circular base. Remnants of old green paint/wear commensurate with age.
Antique French garden table of the variety most often found with the earlier Carre garden side chairs (a little smaller than their later variants), and a set of four Carre side chairs all with sunburst seats, one with a straight back all circa 1910-1920. Table is 28" high by 33" in diameter; chairs are 31" high by 16" wide by 23" deep. Some layers of older paint on 2 chairs and table otherwise good condition/ no breaks.
An antique cast iron garden bench in the curtain style by Peter Timmes, New York ca 1880. Bench retains its original zinc coating and is marked Peter Timmes Son Brooklyn NY. It is 33" wide by 33" high by 18" deep. Is missing a small part of the leaf design on the back stretcher, otherwise in excellent condition.
A matching set of cast iron garden bench and side chairs in the classic fern and blackberry design, American ca 1900. the bench is 34" high by 52" wide by 20" deep. The chairs are 34" high by 22" wide by 20" deep. Re-painted in a shade of dark green. In very nice condition.
A pair of antique cast iron dogs/mastiffs, American early 1900's. Bare metal finish, traces of early century dark green paint. Each 21" long by 10" wide by 15" high. In nice condition.
A carved stone statue of a classical youth in contemplation, holding a bunch of grapes, American, nineteenth century. Stone, much weather worn, appears to be a variety of marble. A wonderful piece for the garden. 50" tall by 14" wide by 12" deep. A crack in one leg, otherwise nice condition.
A rare pair of faux bois planters in the form of tree trunks, probably manufactured by Portland Stone Ware in Maine ca 1880 (the company is still in business). These are heavy-duty ceramic pieces designed to withstand the frigid winter climate. Each is in the form of one central trunk with 4 open off-shoots, with acanthus and flowering plant designs alternating at the base between branching sections. Each is 22" high by 24" wide and hollow at the base...
An antique cast iron garden bench in the curtain style by the Philadelphia foundry of Brines, Chase & Co, a short lived enterprise only in business from 188-1895. Bench has the maker's mark, and it has its original zinc coating still visible on the underside. It is 37" high by 45.5" wide by 18" deep. Painted dark green, in good condition.
A charming cast iron love seat in the curtain style marked John McLean NY, ca 1880. Suitable for a patio garden or other small space it has the kind of attention to detail typical of this maker with additional decorative panels at the leg and arm supports. It has its original zinc coating - so no rust. It is 37.5" high by 35" wide by 18" deep. Painted dark green; in very nice condition.
Antique lead figures of putti variously clad depicting the four seasons of Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter, probably British ca 1900. Figures vary from 16" - 20" tall and up to 10" wide and 6" deep. In good condition; traces of early paint coating remain.
A stately cast iron whippet, American nineteenth century, provenance the estate of Cole Porter. Original chipped and weathered paint finish. Overall 18" high by 37" long by 9" wide. Condition good, commensurate with age.
An elaborate antique Italian wrought iron table for garden or garden room with original fitted marble top, early 1900's. Elaborately scrolled with three bunches of roses along its base, and a custom fitted marble top. 35" high by 89" long by 25" deep (at the widest point) and 21" deep at the narrowest). One repair to marble top (well done), otherwise very good condition. Provenance a Bar Harbor estate.
A very attractive pair of cast iron whippets with original paint finish ca 1920. These have been much more recently converted to pedestals by the addition of an iron rod and bracket supporting a circular piece of granite. Each 28" high by 12" by 12". Some chips in the original paint finish, otherwise good condition.