Very fine antique lead figure of a young woman in a state of rapture, astride a semi-dome, wrapped in diaphonous folds, eyes closed and body gracefully twisted as if being lifted into another world. Exquisitely rendered and wonderful old lead patina. Figure sits on a marble base. Probably early 1900's. Overall 34" high on a 10" square base. Left arm has been re-attached.
Karl Friedrich Schinkel, German artist and architect, was one of the earliest to take advantage of the practical and design potential of cast iron in these, some of the earliest successful examples of "mass produced" garden furniture. Produced originally for public gardens they incorporate Pompein inspired features such as cloven hoof legs, rams-head arms and classical back splats into a very functional design. Germany ca 1840-1860. Provenance: the King Ranch, Texas...
An unusual finial in the form of a pyramid with gracefully sloping sides in cast iron, American late nineteenth century.
Old paint with some rust spots. 26" high by 18.5" square at the base.
Rare faux bois garden bench hand carved from sandstone, American ca 1885. Very substantial piece assembled from four parts from the hands of a stone mason in New York state. Overall 33" high by 68" wide by 25" deep. In excellent condition.
Rare example of a Carre design sunburst three seater garden bench, American ca 1920. Difficult to find in any state this bench is in exceptional condition with no breaks and no signs of excessive wear. Some rust spots/ old white paint finish. 32" high by 60" wide by 29" deep. Can be refinished at additional cost. Provenance: a Pittsburgh collector.
A unusual wrought iron planter with old paint, in solid condition, late 19th - early 20th century, 13-1/2" H. X 9" dia. at top X 11" dia. at base. We accept time payments and quantity discounts. ** WE GUARANTEE THE AUTHENTICITY OF OUR MERCHANDISE AS REPRESENTED. MEMBERS OF: THE ANTIQUES COUNCIL, THE CAPE COD ANTIQUE DEALERS ASSOCIATION (CCADA). ** BX31
The folding seats of woven wood, with added rings on the tubular iron frame. Wood on the seats stabilized. 34 inches x 15 inches
A very nice example of an antique cast iron garden bench in the rare passion flower pattern from Hinderer's Iron Works, New Orleans ca 1900. Stamped "Hinderers Iron Wks N O LA", the bench is in very fine condition - no breaks or repairs. Nuts and bolts have been replaced within last 20 years. 33.5" high by 40" wide by 28" deep. Painted a very dark shade of green.
An unusually sturdy antique American wirework bench ca 1890. Bench has an unusually tall back as well as some nice decorative elements. Bench is 39" high by 46.5" wide by 21" deep. Some wear at arms, otherwise excellent condition.
A very nice example of a British staddle stone with a fine accretion of old lichen to decorate the top. The piece is 26" high by 16" in diameter at the top and approximately 11" square at the base. In very nice condition.
This extraordinary Italian carved marble jardiniere from the 19th century features a frieze decorated with dancing maidens and armorial insignia with lions on left and right sides. It is unsigned and in very good condition, with only minor losses and a relatively clean surface throughout. This item resides with our client in Manhattan (New York City) and may be seen in person by appointment.
An intriguing carved limestone figure that was originally perhaps an architectural element. Much weather worn with moss and lichen growth. Head has been re-attached with some fine stone aggregate; similar repair to one shoulder. Origin unknown. Very nice piece of garden decor. 41" high by 13" wide by 10" deep.
A rare pair of cast iron garden urns each marked Kramer Bros Dayton Ohio, early 1900's, in the Prairie architect/ Lloyd Wright style. Very few of these were produced. Each is approximately 37" high by 28.5" wide by 18" square at base. A few minor variations as one was cast earlier than the other. Both have been sand blasted, primed with a zinc coat and re-painted. In very good condition.
Rare hand carved limestone sculpture of rustic boy/shepherd playing a flute, British, nineteenth century. Wonderful patina of limestone aged outdoors with accretions of moss and lichen. 45" high by 13" wide by 15" deep. In very good condition.
An unusual pair of tall hand carved limestone finials, Italian, probably eighteenth century. Slender pyramidal cones with corbels surmounted by fleur de lis. Wonderful patina with patches of heavy moss and orange lichen. One petal missing from one of the fleurs. Each 48" high by 7" square at base. Condition good, commensurate with age.