This unusual marble stone statue is part of a pair of vintage garden statues. Tang lady is a popular form of garden statue art found in China. Tang dynasty images of a beautiful woman tend to be plump and wearing gracious ropes and pointy shoes. Their look, though tracing back to 900 AD is considered in the contemporary world as closer to the Japanese than Chinese, that, some say has to do with the influence China had with its neighboring country...
This vintage standing stone statue weights 200 lbs and measures 9" by 8.5" by 36". Black limestone was used frequently in Chinese stone sculptures, they are sturdy and often used for outdoor garden landscapes. The Buddha is in Varada mudra, the fulfillment of all wishes; the gesture of Charity. He is holding a begging bowl, in the shape of lotus blossom, this is a sign of the Head of an order.
Chinese architectural elements at its best. These six in a set roof tiles once served as guardian animals of a mandarin household. Though the age of the roof tiles may vary, it usually dates back to 1800 to early to mid 1900s. They come in a set of six, consists of a rooster, a dragon, a fish, a man riding on a rooster, a horse, and a Kirin. The man riding on a rooster is the end piece. These roof tiles do well indoors and outdoors...
Offered is a pair of Orange Slice patio chairs designed by Maurizio Tempestini for John B Salterini in the 1960s.
These highly sculptural chairs are perfect for anyone who wants to have their patio make a statement but are limited on space.
These Iconic chairs measure 27 ½ high x 22 wide and 19 ½ deep and have been fully restored.
There are three pairs available.
An oversize armillary sphere of iron with a faux lead finish, resting on a hand-carved marble pedestal ca 1970. 84" high by 30" wide overall. Enhanced by some wear from the weather. In very good condition.
A rare Carre style oval garden table with strap steel decoration, along with two matching armchairs and two side chairs with strap steel flare backs ca 1970. The chairs do not have the sunburst seats, but have cushions with removable slip covers. Table is 29.5" high by 60.5" wide by 33.75" deep with a half inch glass top. Armchairs are 33.%" high by 25.5" wide by 25" deep. Side chairs are 32./5" high by 18" wide by 19" deep. In excellent condition.
A pair of cast iron garden benches in the classic gothic style. This pattern dates from the 1840's in the US and has been produced by many European foundries including the renown Val d'Osne. These are more recent versions. Each is 33.5" high by 55" wide by 17" deep. They have been rust-proofed and painted a very dark shade of green. In very good condition.
Rare find of a Carre style oval garden table with sunburst design, along with a pair of spring steel button armchairs and four side chairs, American ca 1950. Table is 29.5" high by 60.5" long by 33.5" wide. Armchairs are 34" high by 24" wide by 23" deep. Side chairs are 34" high by 18" wide by 23" deep. All are in very good condition; no breaks, no repairs. Please see our blog.
Nice pair of vintage tassa style cast iron garden urns. Very decorative with scrolled ears, gracefully scalloped undersides, fluted stem and stepped base. Each 26" high by 32" wide overall and 14" square at base. In excellent condition.
An early aluminum plant stand in a naturalistic design featuring a twig stem with interwoven ivy leaves, berries and salamanders, ca 1950. It is 32" high by 33" wide by 18" deep. It has been stripped and powder coated in matte black. In very good condition.
A very pleasing occasional garden table of wrought iron in graceful scrolling design with a circular travertine top with bevelled edge, American ca 1960. Table is 20.5" high; base is 29" in diameter; top is 26" in diameter. Good condition.
A pair of stacked garden plinths of cast stone with nice wear - probably ca 1920. Pair of cast stone urns on top - ca 1950. Plinths are in three sections with a height of 30". Urns are 18" high by 24" wide. Overall height of 48". In good condition.
Very nice bronze armillary sphere, part cast, part hand-forged, on marble base, American ca 1940. A few chips and wear to base commensurate with age. 62" high overall: marble base is 6" square with a height of 44".
A rare lyreback garden bench with two side chairs American, ca 1920. The bench is cast iron with the exception of the seat, which is aluminum. Some design elements in the upper back of the bench differ slightly from those of the chairs. All pieces appear to have been manufactured contemporaneously as they all have the same multiple paint layers and the original square nuts. There are no apparent breaks or repairs...
Nice cast iron table base of foliate design with bearded face
bosses and mahogany top with tapered edge, American ca 1920. 54" long, 20" wide, 28.5" high. In excellent condition.
Stone garden table with scalloped edge and single shaped stone support with octagonal base, ca 1940 - nicely configured. Wonderfully weathered surface. 41" in diameter, 31" high, 11" at base.
Very sturdily built cast iron "Serpent and Grape" garden benches with solid wooden seat and back rests. Following the original Coalbrookdale design the arms and legs incorporate serpent and grape motifs with each arm end sporting a dog's head. Each is 63" long, 30" high, 23" deep. In excellent condition. Sold singly or as a pair.
A very fine and commodious set of faux bois garden furniture ca 1950. Consists of bench and two side chairs in cast stone with branch, trunk and bark design. Unlike older sets these have ample room for sitting in. Bench is 55" wide, 32" high, 18" deep: seat height is 17". Chairs are 26" wide, 35" high, 20" deep: seat height is 18".