DESCRIPTION: A late 19th to early 20th century cast iron garden bench with serpentine crest over the back and side arms and a classic openwork fern pattern with pierced seat, the naturalistic legs having side stretchers with similar fern decoration. Very good condition; light, scattered rust spots, paintable. DIMENSIONS: 41" wide x 27 1/2" high; seat height is 14 1/2"
Square tachigata-style lantern sculpted in six parts from a high-quality granite. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1750. Excellent condition, with only very minor old loss...
A "laurel" design cast iron garden chair early twentieth century. These chairs are more difficult to come by than the bench. It is 28" high by 27" wide by 23" deep. It has been sand blasted and dry coated fun black and is in very nice condition.
A single cast iron lyre-back design garden chair in the design by Robert Wood (ca 1840) - this example ca 1920. Unlike some early chairs, these are very comfortable. 33" high by22" die and deep. Early green paint finish - a couple of small welds to fix loose joints. Sturdy and in good condition.
A "pair" of cast iron hitching post/lawn jockeys from the early twentieth century. The design is ca 1860, but these were produced early twentieth century. Originally display pieces for a southern restaurant one retains its original color, the other has had his face color adjusted as a questionable cultural compromise. Each its approximately 38" high by 14" by 12". In good condition, overall condition commensurate with age and cultural adjustments.
A rare pair of antique architectural obelisks in cast iron, a fine decorative element in any garden, which is where they have been for many years. Nice weather worn patina, with some traces of original white paint. Each is 40" high by 10" by 10".
Condition is good, commensurate with age and usage.
This bird bath has very clean lines and is of a simple, pleasing design, American, 1910-1920 . It is cast, but has wonderful wear and accretions of lichen from outdoor exposure. It is in two pieces; overall 32" high with a diameter of 27".
A gracefully designed hand-wrought wrought iron garden table in the regency style, American ca 1920. Simple lines and graceful curves belie the substantial heft of this piece. It comes with a 5' x 3' beveled edge glass top (not original). Table base is 31" high by 58" wide by 25.5" deep. A larger glass top (6' x 3') is available. Painted dark chocolate;in very nice condition.
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 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.