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CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE CACHE POTNew ItemCHINESE BLUE AND WHITE CACHE POT
Date: late 19th or early 20th century
Price: $75
Description: Antique Chinese blue and white porcelain cache pot decorated with scrolling foliage and flowers in strong blue color. Slight roughness on one small area of top edge. 5 1/2 inches high and 7 3/4 inches wide. $75.

Part of our collection of: Porcelain-Pottery in Garden Antiques
GARDEN POT, ASIAN CERAMIC CACHE POTNew ItemGARDEN POT, ASIAN CERAMIC CACHE POT
Date: 20th century
Price: $125
Description: Large Asian cache pot, ceramic, decorated with heavy white glaze background with raised birds and foliage. Will take a 10 inch pot, so perfect for large plants. Mid 20th century. 12 1/2"H. and 15"W. $125.

Part of our collection of: Planters/Urns in Garden Antiques
HORSE HEAD, PAINTED ZINCNew ItemHORSE HEAD, PAINTED ZINC
Date: late 19th or very early 20th c.
Price: Please contact us for price
Description: Wonderful late 19th century decorative horse head, of galvanize zinc with fine detail, painted in brown and silver with pink and red. Paint appears to be original. 19 inches high, 14 inches deep and 15 inches wide.

Part of our collection of: Sculpture, statuary in Garden Antiques
SCOTTIE DOG DOORSTOPNew ItemSCOTTIE DOG DOORSTOP
Date: vintage
Price: $135
Description: Scottie dog cast iron doorstop in old black paint, heavy weight, vintage. 9 inches high, 10 1/2 inches long and 4 inches deep. $135.

Part of our collection of: Doorstops in Garden Antiques
BENCH AFTER KARL FRIEDRICH SCHINKEL C. 1860-80New ItemBENCH AFTER KARL FRIEDRICH SCHINKEL C. 1860-80
Date: 1860-1880
Price: Please contact us for price
Description: Rare antique cast iron bench associated with Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841) the Prussian neo-classical architect who designed this pattern for the Roman Baths in Potsdam Park in 1835. The design was influenced by the early Roman furniture discovered in Pompeii and Herculaneum in the 18th century. The motif of the back panels is a scrolled lyre flanked by classical winged figures. Note the ram's head arm terminals and cloven hoofed feet. 19th century. 31 1/2 inches high, 44 inches wide and 20 1/2 inches deep. This bench has been professionally cleaned, primed and repainted white. A cast iron arm 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
FOUNTAIN, CHILD WITH GOOSE, LEAD, ANTIQUENew ItemFOUNTAIN, CHILD WITH GOOSE, LEAD, ANTIQUE
Date: early 20th century
Price: Please contact us for price
Description: Lead fountain of child holding goose on his shoulder. Water sprays out beak of goose. Plumbed with copper tubing, ready to install. Small piece of tip of top of beak missing. Mid 20th century. 26 1/2 inches high, 13 inches wide. SOLD

Part of our collection of: Fountains in Garden Antiques
WIRE BENCH WITH ROLLED CURVED BACK, ANTIQUENew ItemWIRE BENCH WITH ROLLED CURVED BACK, ANTIQUE
Date: circa 1900
Price: Please contact us for price
Description: Antique heavy steel wire garden bench painted white, with curved crest rail and design of scrolls and spirals resting on square feet designed for resting grass surface. Circa 1900. 36 inches high, 57 inches wide and 32 inches deep. $700.

Part of our collection of: Benches in Garden Antiques
HITCHING POST, RUSTIC TREE TRUNK W. GRAPE VINE, LABELED, ANTIQUENew ItemHITCHING POST, RUSTIC TREE TRUNK W. GRAPE VINE, LABELED, ANTIQUE
Date: late 19th century
Price: Please contact us for price
Description: Antique cast iron hitching post in form of rustic tree trunk with grape vines, and labeled in casting 'Van Dorn Iron Works, Cleveland,OH'. Mid 19th century. 47 inches high. Foundry labeled hitching posts are rare.

Part of our collection of: Hitching Post in Garden Antiques
MONKEY MUSICIANS STATUES, PAIR, ANTIQUE New ItemMONKEY MUSICIANS STATUES, PAIR, ANTIQUE
Date: early 20th century
Price: Please contact us for price
Description: Pair of monkey musicians garden statues, antique cast stone with marble aggregate and weathered surface with lichen. One is playing a tambourine and one is playing a drum and both are dressed in fashionable 18th century costumes. These are very well modeled figures with fine detail. Very early 20th century. 23 inches high, 12 inches wide and 10 inch square base. These monkey musician figures are after the 18th century porcelain monkey figures created by Johann Kaendler of the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory in Saxony in 1756. These also could be used as figural finials on gate posts or pillars which would be amusing and unusual in a garden. Examples of this exist at "Mount Stewart", the 1820 historic estate east of Bellfast,Ireland where there are dodos and monkeys bearing urns on their heads mounted on tall pillars displayed in the gardens. SOLD

Part of our collection of: Sculpture, statuary in Garden Antiques
WIRE SETTEE OR GARDEN BENCH,  ANTIQUE, RECTANGULARNew ItemWIRE SETTEE OR GARDEN BENCH, ANTIQUE, RECTANGULAR
Date: late 19th or early 20th century
Price: Please contact us for price
Description: Antique wire work rectangular form settee with wrought iron frame, of heavy crimped wire, with square back and sides decorated with scrolls and circles and sitting on square feet. Circa 1900. Heavy wire was extremely popular for many forms of garden furniture such as plant stands, tables and chairs, settees and arbors during the late 19th century into the early 20th century. This heavy garden settee has several layers of old paint. It is a good size to place in many areas to give a light airy garden look and a comfortable seat. 33 inches high, 44 inches wide and 20 inches deep.

Part of our collection of: Benches in Garden Antiques
WIRE PLANT STAND, VERTICAL DESIGN, ANTIQUENew ItemWIRE PLANT STAND, VERTICAL DESIGN, ANTIQUE
Date: late 19th or early 20th century
Price: Please contact us for price
Description: Antique heavy wrought iron and wire work rare tall vertical plant stand with two tiers. This stand has been professionally cleaned and painted black for a beautiful silhouette design. Could be used exterior or interior for plant display. Late 19th century or early 20th c. 36 inches high, 18 inches wide at the base. Top is 12 inches wide. SOLD

Part of our collection of: Stands in Garden Antiques
PAIR STEEL WIRE CHAIRS, HIGH BACK, 19TH CENTURYNew ItemPAIR STEEL WIRE CHAIRS, HIGH BACK, 19TH CENTURY
Date: Mid to late 19th century
Price: Please contact us for price
Description: Pair high back steel woven wire work garden chairs, heavy weight with large oval seats bordered with a zig zag pattern apron, on shaped legs resting on curled feet. These elegant chairs make a graphic statement in any garden, garden room or porch setting. 41 1/2 inches high, 18 inches wide and 18 inches deep. Mid 19th century in America the machines were invented to extrude heavy steel wire which was first used for fencing and then elaborate garden pieces such as chairs, tables, plant stands, trellis etc. which were extremely popular into the 20th century for use indoors and out.

Part of our collection of: Chairs in Garden Antiques
WIRE SETTEE OR BENCH, ANTIQUENew ItemWIRE SETTEE OR BENCH, ANTIQUE
Date: Circa 1900
Price: Please contact us for price
Description: Antique wire work garden settee or bench in heavy steel wire. This decorative and heavy settee has been professionally cleaned and repainted. Circa 1900. 38 inches high, 54 inches wide, and 21 inches deep. Fanciful wire work furniture became very popular in the second half of the 19th century when wire work companies sold many varieties of wire pieces such as plant stands, chairs and settees, bird cages, trellis and even cradles. These pieces could be easily moved to be placed outdoors, on porches or verandas or indoors.

Part of our collection of: Benches in Garden Antiques
WIRE BENCH, 19TH CENTURY,  WITH CUSHIONNew ItemWIRE BENCH, 19TH CENTURY, WITH CUSHION
Date: CIRCA 1896
Price: Please contact us for price
Description: Antique heavy steel wire work settee or bench labeled on back 'Scheeler & Sons, Buffalo, N.Y.'Located at 316-32 Terrace St. Buffalo, N.Y.this company was formerly Buffalo Wire Works, and advertised 'wire goods, wirework and artistic metal work of all kinds.' Circa 1896. This elaborately designed settee or bench with the rolled crest rail, shaped seat and decorative scroll work has been professionally cleaned, primed and repainted and comes with a custom black chintz cushion. 38 inches high, 54 inches wide and 24 inches deep. Circa 1896.

Part of our collection of: Benches in Garden Antiques
WIRE GARDEN CHAIR, SINGLE, ANTIQUE New ItemWIRE GARDEN CHAIR, SINGLE, ANTIQUE
Date: late 19th century
Price: $295
Description: Single wire work garden chair with high back, shaped stretchers and curled feet. Late 19th century. 35 1/2 inches high 16 1/2 inches wide and 17 inches deep. $295. By the 19th century, furniture makers took advantage of technological advances in the manufacture of metal and began using reinforced steel wire first to make fencing and then to make elaborate and fancy chairs, benches, plant stands etc. that could withstand all climate conditions and were thus ideal for outdoor use. And because they were portable they were widely used from lawns to porches to interiors. Catalogs of ironwork manufacturers from the second half of the 19th century features all sorts of elaborate wire designs for plant stands, settees, bird cages and even cradles, all made of steel wire for interior and outdoor use.

Part of our collection of: Chairs in Garden Antiques

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