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Architectural Garden Antiques

BOOTSCRAPER, CAST IRON IN STONE, ANTIQUE
$
250
BOOTSCRAPER, CAST IRON IN STONE, ANTIQUE
Date: 19th century
Price: $250
Description: Antique cast iron classical form bootscraper mounted in a stone block designed for the stone block to be buried in the ground near an entrance so only the cast iron is above ground for foot scraping. In the 18th and 19th centuries in America most streets were not paved so bootscrapers were a necessity to keep mud and dirt from being carried into a building. Today these early cast iron and stone block mounted bootscrapers can still be seen embedded in the front of historic buildings in Baltimore, MD., Alexandria, VA. and historic homes. Total height 11.5 inches. Stone block 5 inches high and 9 inches square. Iron scraper 6.5 high and 7 inches wide. $250
FAN LIGHT, CAST IRON OVER DOOR, ANTIQUE, PAIR
FAN LIGHT, CAST IRON OVER DOOR, ANTIQUE, PAIR
Date: Late 19th century
Price: Please contact us for price
Description: Pair of antique cast iron over door fan light with design of flowers and scrolls, late 19th century. Finely cast with excellent detail. American. Professionally cleaned, primed and painted teal green. 19TH century. 20 inches high, 39 inches wide, 1 inch deep. SALE PAIR $475.
FINIALS, CARVED STONE MONKEYS
FINIALS, CARVED STONE MONKEYS
Date: antique
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Description: Pair of carved stone finials in form of monkey heads, in old paint. Unusual for garden sculpture or finials for pillars. 15 inches high, 9 inches deep and 6 1/2 inches deep. These could be used as figural finials on gate posts or pillars. Examples of this exist at "Mount Stewart" the 1820 historic estate east of Belfast, Ireland where there are dodos and monkeys bearing urns on their heads mounted on tall pillars displayed in the gardens.
MILLSTONES, ANTIQUE CARVED STONE 18-21 INCHES
MILLSTONES, ANTIQUE CARVED STONE 18-21 INCHES
Date: 19TH C.
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Description: Antique carved millstones or grinding wheels from grist mills where historically grain was ground into flour. These are solid stone and vary in diameter from 18-22 inches wide and vary from 3-6 inches in depth. Several available. One side is incised in a pattern and one side is plain. Perfect for decorative paving stones in garden walks and are excellent plinths for garden statuary or displaying objects in the garden. Rare finds. 18 to 22 inches wide and 3-6 inches deep. $485. each.

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