A very unusual and attractive garden urn in cast iron with "Egyptian revival" elements ca 1880. Basin is broad with lip decoration of alternating lotus and acanthus leaves, and is encircled by a garland of grape bunches and leaves. The column is fluted as is the base which has formalised lotus leaves in each corner. Urn is 26" wide, 23" high, 12.5" square at base. Stripped, rust-proofed and repainted; in excellent condition.
Cast iron garden urn on plinth with elaborately scrolled ears and saw-toothed edge basin. Manufacturer's mark states "The Kramer Bros FDY Co Dayton O". In two pieces, ca 1900. 31" high, 31" wide; 21" diameter basin, 16" square at base. Stripped, rust-proofed and re-painted. In excellent condition.
Three griffin-headed legs support an ornate column rising to a small circular table top with incised figural design, ca 1900. Table is cast iron with a zinc coating. Re-paintedt in flat black oil-based paint. 32" high, 18" wide at base. Nice compact design.
Early garden side chair in cast iron 1860-1880. This is the "Morning Glory" or 'Convolvus" design. Chair is 32" high, 25" wide, 13.5" seat depth, 16" seat height. It has been stripped of multiple layers of paint to the point where the fine detailing of the pattern is once again apparent. It has been rust-proofed and painted in oil paint. Condition is excellent.
Very dramatically posed winged putti tackling a dolphin ca 1900. Sculpture has a great sense of motion and fine detailing to go along with its wonderful lead patina. It is 24" high, and in excellent shape.
Figural fountain in bronze of standing boy, legs astride, contemplating raised shell, ca 1900. Finely rendered detail in boy's head and limbs - outstanding patina. Figure is 34" high including the rectangular base of 15" x 8.5".
Rare set of cast iron garden urns on double plinths by the Kramer Bros. foundry. In the "Grecian" series, these "Athens Senior" urns were only manufactured for a short time, ca 1910, and are seldom seen. Clean and classic lines - ideal for interior or exterior use. Each is marked "Mfg by the Kramer Bros. FDY Co Dayton O". Each is 45" high overall, 40.5" wide, basin is 30.5" in diameter, base plinth is 9", second plinth is 21", urn is 15". Rustproofed and painted in matte black oil.
This is a very functional and hardy set of garden furniture consisting of 2 late nineteenth century wrought iron strap side chairs of the "Adams foundry" design (though these are not marked they are from the same period); one bench in the same style from the early 1900's, and a well-matched vintage occasional table with a strap top. All have been rustproofed and recoated (the original zinc coating having been damaged). Bench is 45" wide, 33.5" high, 16" deep...
A rare set of four rare urns. Four early tassa style urns on Grecian pedestals with fantastical "cornucopia" ears - horns overflowing with fruit in an ornately interwoven design. The bowls have egg and dart rims and scalloped undersides. The urns - all one piece - sit on classic early Grecian plinths; the whole beautifully proportioned. Probably ca 1860. From a Baltimore estate. Identical urns, though without the Grecian base, are pictured in Barbara Israel p 152 fig 3.10...
French urn with graciously curved scalloped underside and foliate handles set on a large plinth each side of which features the sculpted profile of 2 beautiful women (the faces are repeated on opposite sides). In terracotta it is in 3 pieces the bowl, bowl support and plinth. Wonderfully weathered surface; some wear at the top of the bowl support. Overall height 40.5"; urn height 15";urn width 29"; pedestal height 25.5"; pedestal base 18" square;
Intricately designed American cast iron garden chairs ca 1890. Stamped on back as "Betsy Ross Chair", this is a design not found in Europe and one of the most complex patterns in cast iron garden furniture. These chairs have been stripped, rustproofed and repainted. Each is 32.5" high, 25.5" wide; seat height is 17", seat depth 15". Condition is excellent.
Uniquely American cast iron bench and side chair ca 1890. The late Victorian "renaissance scroll" bench is ornate in every detail and features a woman's head medallion as the focus of its back rest. The side chair is stamped "Betsy Ross Chair", an identity that is not found on the larger bench, though the designs - excepting variations in size - are identical. Old paint has been stripped from each revealing the intricacies of detail...