A nice, and rare, example of a nineteenth century cast iron bench in the gothic style. This design was manufactured by the Val d'Osne foundry in France and Coalbrookdale in England, and, though not easily found, in the US. This example is from a Philadelphia estate and the casting is so much finer than with 20th century reproductions. 33" high by 39" wide by 23" deep/ repainted in dark green. Some old repairs but in very good condition.
A very detailed pair of campagna style garden urns in terra cotta, probably Italian early 1900's. Classical figural design with many additional decorative features makes for a unique piece of garden decor. Each is 21" high by 14.5" in diameter at top, 8" square at the base. Some nicks, loss of minor detailing as commensurate with age, otherwise very good condition.
A rare example of a cast iron garden bench in the lyreback pattern, along with a matching pair of side chairs. This design goes back to Philadelphia in the 1840's, but is usually found only as single chairs. The only other bench I have come across had a very narrow seat (see item # 1009065), whereas this example has the same generous size seat as the chairs - which are very comfortable. The bench is 32" high by 48" long by 22" deep. Chairs are 32" high by 21" wide by 22" deep...
Nice pair of staddle stones of varying height, British, nineteenth century or earlier. Each two pieces, base and cap. Worn stone surface, some lichen. One 29" high, with an 18" diameter cap. The other 25" high with a 16" diameter cap.
A figural depiction in cast zinc of a boy contemplating a nest of fledglings while his companion, a young girl, looks on; American ca 1880. Nice detailing and patination. Each figure about 27" high by 8" by 7" at base. Condition good, commensurate with age.
A life size pastoral figure of a boy in cast zinc, American ca 1890, with more recent polychrome coloring. The bright colors would have been typical of nineteenth century zinc figural castings meant to impress by their realism (similarly this was the case with eighteenth century lead figures). 55" high by 16" wide by 16" deep. A few nicks otherwise excellent condition.
A nice matching pair of male and female dogs in cast iron, American ca 1880. Very nicely cast and in excellent condition. Each 24" high by 26" long by 13" wide.
An antique cast stone figure of a satyr playing the panpipes. Accumulated moss and weathering give this garden figure a perfect patina. 28" high by 8" diameter at base; overall depth 9". In very good condition.
An attractive pair of antique lead garden figures of boy and girl, most likely British ca 1900. Each 16.5" high by 8" wide by 7" deep. Nicely weathered, some traces of old paint, condition otherwise commensurate with age.
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...
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.