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FLY TRAP, ANTIQUE GLASSNew ItemFLY TRAP, ANTIQUE GLASS
Date: very early 20th century
Price: $75
Description: Antique blown glass fly trap. Designed to be filled with sugar water and then hung to attract flies, who fly into trap at bottom and then are unable to fly ou. Very early 20th century. 6"H. 4.5"W. $75.

Part of our collection of: Misc. Antiques in Garden Antiques
PAIR LARGE CAST IRON URNS, ANTIQUENew ItemPAIR LARGE CAST IRON URNS, ANTIQUE
Date: Late 19th century early 20th C.
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Description: Pair of unusual large cast iron garden urns, with lobed bowls and upright handles, antique, late 19th century 38"H. 24"W. These urns relate to French urns with similar handles shown in the circa 1870 trade catalog of The Societe Anonyme des Hauts-Forneaux & Fonderies du Val d'Osne, a group of designers and founders in France. J.W. Fiske Iron Wks. New York also made a similar urn with and without handles.

Part of our collection of: Planters/Urns in Garden Antiques
MEDICI URN, ANTIQUE CAST IRON, LABELED JANES BEEBE & CO.New ItemMEDICI URN, ANTIQUE CAST IRON, LABELED JANES BEEBE & CO.
Date: Circa 1850
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Description: The classic design of this urn is called the Medici Urn, after a marble bell shaped urn sculpted in Athens 1st century AD as a garden ornament and now in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. This cast iron example of the Medici urn's bowl is decorated in high relief with Greek figures in a procession. The rim of the bowl is labeled with the the name Janes Beebe & Co. This 1850's foundry was located in Manhattan and then moved to the Bronx,N.Y. By 1859 the name was changed to Janes, Fowler, Kirkland & Company and they won the contract to replace the dome of the U.S. Capital Building with a new cast iron dome. The work was done at their foundry in the Bronx, N.Y. through out the Civil War. The Janes Beebe & Co. label dates this Medici urn to the 1850's. The socle of the urn on a square base is labeled Walbridge & Co. Buffalo, N.Y. so is a replacement. The urn has been professionally cleaned and repainted. 49 1/2"H. 23 1/2"W.

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SET OF TWO SCHINKEL BENCHES and TWO CHAIRSNew ItemSET OF TWO SCHINKEL BENCHES and TWO CHAIRS
Date: Late 19th century early 20th C.
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Description: Rare set of two cast iron benches and two arm chairs after Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841) the Prussian neo-classical architect who designed this pattern for the Roman Baths in Potsdam Park in 1835. He was the architect to the King of Prussia. The design was influenced by the early Roman furniture discovered in Pompeii and Herculaneum in the 18th century. The motif of the back panel is a scrolled lyre flanked by classical winged figures. Note the ram's head arm terminals and cloven hoofed feet. Late 19th or early 20th century. Benches: 31 1/2"H. 44"W. 19"D. Chairs: 31 1/2"H. 25 1/2"W. These pieces have been professionally cleaned and repainted. A cast iron chair in this design by Schinkel is in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Part of our collection of: Benches in Garden Antiques
PAIR ANTIQUES HITCHING POSTS, CAST IRON 19TH C. New ItemPAIR ANTIQUES HITCHING POSTS, CAST IRON 19TH C.
Date: 19th century
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Description: Rare pair antique horse head cast iron hitching posts, 19th century. Each has bridle and fancy mane above a collar over a fluted post, terminating in a square base. Hollow cast, one piece. 44 1/2"H. 7"W. Illustrated: Ref: "HORSING AROUND-19TH CENTURY CAST IRON HITCHING POSTS" Cat.#61. SOLD

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 FINIALS, ANTIQUE PAIR, PATINATED COPPER New Item FINIALS, ANTIQUE PAIR, PATINATED COPPER
Date: early 20th century
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Description: Pair of fabulous large antique copper cupola finials 60"H. 60"W. Circa 1910. In excellent condition with beautiful original verdigris patina. Perfect for garden gazebos, pavilions or other garden buildings. SOLD

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LARGE ANTIQUE CAST IRON URN ON HIGH PEDESTALNew ItemLARGE ANTIQUE CAST IRON URN ON HIGH PEDESTAL
Date: Late 19th century
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Description: Two part antique cast iron garden urn with large ribbed bowl with egg and dart border decoration, sitting on high tapering plinth, the sides decorated with design of a raised decorative urn, and lower border of base decorated on each side with a swag and tassel design. 19th century American. This urn has been professionally cleaned and painted verdigris green. Consider the use of a single urn as a dramatic focal point in your garden--at the end of a path or at the intersection of two garden paths. 36"H. 22"W.bowl 18"square base. Very similar in design to urn #16215.

Part of our collection of: Planters/Urns in Garden Antiques
LARGE ANTIQUE CAST IRON URN, WITH URN AND SWAG DECORATIONNew ItemLARGE ANTIQUE CAST IRON URN, WITH URN AND SWAG DECORATION
Date: Late 19th century
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Description: Large antique two part cast iron garden urn with large wide ribbed bowl with egg and dart border, resting on high tapering plinth decorated with raised design of urn, and swag decoration around lower base. 19th century. This urn has been professionally cleaned and painted a verdigris green color. 34"H. 21"W.bowl 17"D. base. A important single urn becomes a dramatic focal point at the end of a path or intersection of two garden paths, with or without plantings.

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FERN BENCH AND TWO CHAIRS, CAST IRONNew ItemFERN BENCH AND TWO CHAIRS, CAST IRON
Date: early 20th century
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Description: Fern pattern cast iron set of garden bench and two chairs. Early 20th century. This set has been professionally cleaned and painted gloss black. The Fern pattern was one of the earliest naturalistic designs from the mid 19th century English Coalbrookdale foundry designers, and which was then copied by American foundries. This is a bold pattern of large fern fronds, perfect for any garden setting. Bench 45"W. Chairs 24"W. The cast iron center table shown is listed under #16249. It measures 27"H. 23 1/2"W.

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LEAD BIRD BATH OF PUTTO OR CUPID HOLDING SHELLNew ItemLEAD BIRD BATH OF PUTTO OR CUPID HOLDING SHELL
Date: circa 1950
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Description: Lead bird bath in form of putto or cupid hold shell with bird. This bath bath was made by FLORENTINE CRAFTSMEN, a prestigious N.Y. company founded in 1915, specializing in fine hand-crafted garden ornament. Now closed. This bird bath was illustrated in their catalog. Has some old repairs. Circa 1950. 31"H. Shell 15"W. 9"D. base.

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PAIR LARGE LION STATUES, CAST STONE WITH QUARTZ AGGREGATENew ItemPAIR LARGE LION STATUES, CAST STONE WITH QUARTZ AGGREGATE
Date: very early 20th century
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Description: Opposing pair of large male lion statues with paws raised on top of spheres, cast stone with quartz aggregate and white lime wash, cast with fine detail. Early 20th century. These are after the "Medici Lions" (1589) standing at the Loggia Dei Lanzi Piazza Della Signoria in Florence. 42"high, 46"deep, and 16 inches wide. Circa 1920. Provenance: Baltimore estate. The "Medici Lions" were commissioned by Ferdinando 1 de Medici, grand Duke of Tuscany, and originally set in the Loggia dei Lioni at Villa Medici, Rome to ornate the villa's garden staircase. The basis for the design was an antique Roman marble relief. This was worked up as a full figure by Giovanni di Scherano Fancelli in circa 1598, and accompanied by a mirror-image version by a contemporary sculptor Flaminio Vacca (1538-1605).The original pair remained in Rome until 1789, before being moved to Florence. They can be seen today at the Loggia dei Lanze in Florence, Italy.

Part of our collection of: Sculpture, statuary in Garden Antiques
DINING TABLE, 4 CHAIRS,  CAST ALUMINUM,  New ItemDINING TABLE, 4 CHAIRS, CAST ALUMINUM,
Date: mid 20th c.
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Description: Round vintage heavy cast aluminum dining table on turned pedestal base, with four lyre back arm chairs. Set has remains of old grey paint. Early 20th century. Table 29 3/4"H. 43"W. Chairs 33 1/2"H. 22 1/2"W.

Part of our collection of: Tables in Garden Antiques
SUNDIAL, BRASS, WITH SUN DECORATIONNew ItemSUNDIAL, BRASS, WITH SUN DECORATION
Date: modern
Price: $175
Description: Brass sundial with sun motif, Roman numerals, and weathered patinated surface. 11 inches wide.

Part of our collection of: Sundials in Garden Antiques
BIRD BATHS, PAIR, CAST IRON PUTTO WITH SHELL BOWLNew ItemBIRD BATHS, PAIR, CAST IRON PUTTO WITH SHELL BOWL
Date: 1837-1901
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Description: Rare pair of antique cast iron bird baths in form of a neo-classical putto holding a large shell overhead, standing on an octagonal shaped plinth, in old white paint. 35"H. 30"W. Late 19th or early 20th century. American. Bird baths have been a popular feature in the garden dating back to ancient times. This rare pair would be an unusual focal point in any garden.

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STONE DOG SCULPTURENew ItemSTONE DOG SCULPTURE
Date: Early 20th century
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Description: A reclining carved steatite stone dog by noted Delaware stone sculptor Richard Bailey. 9"H. 18.5" deep 7"W. This dog is carved from steatite stone found near the Conowingo Dam in Maryland. A charming sculpture to feature in your home or garden. Richard Bailey studied at the Arts Students League in New York, studied under noted sculptor Jose de Creeft,and later worked in Carrara,Italy and at Vermont stone quarries. He is now retired.

Part of our collection of: Sculpture, statuary in Garden Antiques

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