Set of Three French Carved Limestone Garden Lanterns

Set of Three French Carved Limestone Garden Lanterns

We are suckers for garden lanterns in all forms and were thrilled to find this group of three carved limestone lanterns on our most recent buying trip. Each is different in size, but they are all of the same lovely form, and sport a heavily-lichened and mossy surface. They would be gorgeous lining a pathway to your home or garden or placed atop a large dining table with fat pillar candles in each. Please note that these are in fair antique condition, and all have some chips and a few cracks to them that do not impair serviceability. They will be fine left outdoors year-round in mild climates, but do please bring them inside in harsh winters. Priced and sold as a set of three, the dimensions for each are as follows:

Short Lantern: H: 15.75 in Top: 10.25 in sq. Base: 7.75 in sq.

Medium Lantern: H: 16.5 in Top: 10.5 in sq. Base: 8 in sq.

Large Lantern: H: 18 in Top: 11.38 in sq. Base: 8.38 in sq.

France, CA 1880

Price:  $1,800, the set of three

Ref: LGL 1001

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Pair of 19th Century French Carved Limestone Benches with Lions Paw Feet

Pair of 19th Century French Carved Limestone Benches with Lions Paw Feet

It is rare to find quality carved stone benches these days, let alone a pair, and these are beauties. With flanged edges to the tops and decoratively-carved volute and lions’ paw supports to both sides, these are exceptional in all respects. The surface is stunning with a perfectly-weathered patina and they would be outstanding flanking the entrance to a garden or placed opposite each other in front of long beds. In overall excellent antique condition, they do have a few chips and knocks to the bases, commensurate with age and use, and one has a small scrape to the top of the seat incurred in shipping that will weather over very quickly when placed outside. Please note that the benches differ slightly in size, which is normal for hand-carved pieces of this age. Dimensions are as follows:

Bench #1: H: 18.75 in W: 62.38 in D: 15.63 in

Bench #2: H: 18 in W: 62.25 in D: 15.75 in

France, CA 1880

Price:  $13,000, the pair

Ref: FBE 1079

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French Cast Stone Statue of Venus at the Bath

French Cast Stone Statue of Venus at the Bath

Contrary to popular belief, classical garden statuary has not fallen out of fashion and pieces like this lovely figure of Venus at the Bath are very much in demand. In three-quarter size, Venus is bending down to finish disrobing with one foot planted on a rock outcropping. Her curly hair is tied in a topknot and her face shows a calm and beautiful contenance. With exceptional weathered patina, especially on her back, shoulders and knees, she has obviously spent much of her life outside, and can continue to do so if you install her on a piece of stone or cement footing. Durable outside in all climates, she would warrant covering in harsh winters where ice might catch in her crevices. In overall very good antique condition, there is a small amount of scraping to the right base of the statue incurred in shipping, as well as a small portion of her right shin that exhibits evidence of some old flaking. Her surface can be protected and preserved by a few coats of Permalac (available on Amazon), a sealant and water repellant that does not change the surface in any way. Please note that the foot of the statue measures 12.25 inches in diameter.

France, CA 1950

H: 43 in D: 14 in W: 12.75 in

Price:  $4,400

Ref: SFG 1027

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Pair of Small 19th Century Cast Iron Adams Urns in Old Green Paint

Pair of Small 19th Century Cast Iron Adams Urns in Old Green Paint

These charming urns are the perfect accent pieces for your tabletop. Made of cast iron and dating to the late 19th Century, they are in very good antique condition overall, with only a bit of missing paint and mild surface rusting to the outside. Each has a deep planting well, making them perfect for a profuse arrangement of annuals or whatever strikes your fancy. They sport a reeded design with female masks, beading and swagged decoration to the top. Although multiple layers of the paint has obscured some of the details, we can have them sandblasted and repainted or powder-coated to your custom specifications for a modest up-charge. Price and sold by the pair.

France, CA 1880

H: 15.13 in W: 14.5 in D: 13 in Foot Diameter: 9.25 in

Price:  $2,400, the pair

Ref: CUR 1077

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Pair of Long 19th Century French Oak Benches with Chamfered Detailing

Pair of Long 19th Century French Oak Benches with Chamfered Detailing

We always buy long pairs of French wooden benches when we can find them and this pair is lovely, but imperfect. Constructed largely by mortise and tenon technique, the bottom stretchers each have one end where the stretcher has been riveted to the top of the front-to back supports, so the strethers are not level, but are identical. In addition, part of the chamfered edge on one of the benches has gone missing, but really in not noticeable unless you are looking for it. They would be great flanking a large farm table or up against a wall for extra seating. Please note that the dimensions of the two benched differ very slightly and is completely normal for benches of this age. Dimensions are as follows:

Bench #1: 18.25" high x 16.5" leg depth x 9.25" seat depth x 73" wide.

Bench #2: 18.25" high x 16.5" leg depth x 9.13" seat depth x 73.38" wide.

France, CA 1890

H: 18.31 in Seat D: 9 in D: 16.64 in W: 73.23 in

Price:  $2,200, the pair

Ref: FBE 1077

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Rare Pair of Three-Sided "Freeform" Planters Designed by Willy Guhl

Rare Pair of Three-Sided "Freeform" Planters Designed by Willy Guhl

Exceptionally difficult to find, we were thrilled to spot these on our most recent buying trip, even though the corner of one needed restoration. That corner has since been flawlessly restored and not even we can tell that a repair has been made. One planters sports a more weathered surface with greening, while the other is lightly weathered and has traces of its original white paint, but they work beautifully together. Plant them up with drippy sedum or mounded moss for a Zen loo. Designed by the iconic Willy Guhl in the 1960s and produced by Eternit of Switzerland, these planters are made of fiber cement, a lightweight, strong and durable material that can winter outside year-round in all climates, although we do recommend you empty them of dirt and keep the drain-holes open in harsh winters. Priced and sold as a pair. Please note that these photos were taken prior to restoration, but you can email us for new post-restoration photos if you like.

France, CA 1950

H: 15 1/8 in Long Side: 25.25 in Medium Side: 24 in Short Side: 18.5 in

Price:  $5,800, the pair

Ref: CPL 1152

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Set of Six French Steel Garden Chairs in Green Painted and Rusty Surface

Set of Six French Steel Garden Chairs in Green Painted and Rusty Surface

We bought this set of chairs because they are the MOST comfortable garden chairs you have ever sat in and a near match to 12 others we presently have in stock (FCH 1022 A, B and C). These, however, have rounded-off corners to the backs, so not a complete match. Regardless, these chairs invite you to linger over a meal and are sturdy, supportive, and without any wobble. Three have an old rusted surface and three have older grass-green paint with bits of surface rusting but we can have them sandblasted and repainted or powder-coated to your custom color specifications for a modest upcharge. Their sculptural form is a plus and they would complement nearly any style table. Priced and sold as a set of six.

France, CA 1950

H: 33.63 in D: 20 in W: 15.5 in SH: 16 in

Price:  $3,600, the set of six

Ref: FCH 1021

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French 18th C Wooden Bench/Coffee Table with Hand-Forged Wrought Iron Base

French 18th C Wooden Bench/Coffee Table with Hand-Forged Wrought Iron Base

If you are looking for rustic, this piece is sure to please! We believe the wooden slab may be chestnut, and the legs are thick, hand-forged wrought iron that have been attached to the underside of the top with braces. The wood sports a wonderful old patina and great grain that can only be enhanced with a coat of wax now and then. Perfect in your country home as a bench or coffee table, this one is a beauty! Please note that this piece can remain outside for short periods of time if it is waxed on a regular basis.

France, CA 1780

H: 16 7/8 in Seat D: 15.57 in Overall D: 19.69 in Seat W: 39.75 in Overall W: 43 in

Price:  $1,800

Ref: FBE 1078

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Pair of Tall French Triple-Panel Oak Screens

Pair of Tall French Triple-Panel Oak Screens

We’re not sure if these were intended as screens or if some clever person found the oak doors and put them together as screens, but they are beautiful! Tall, with three recessed panels on each of the six doors, and featuring old iron hardware, they sport a gorgeous painted patina in light green and white. Each door also has a small circular peek-a-boo window that features translucent glass that we believe may be original. They would make a great room divider in an industrial loft space or in a dressing room. Please note that the sizes of each three-panel screen differ slightly and are listed below.

France, CA 1910

Screen #1: H: 75 in without hardware and 78.25 in with hardware D: 1.75 in with flanges W: 48.5 in

Screen #2: H: 74.25 in without hardware and 76.5 in with hardware D: 1.75 with flanges W: 49.5 in

Price:  $3,400, the pair

Ref: FCR 1001 A, B

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Large, Flared Round Pot with Superb Patina

Large, Flared Round Pot with Superb Patina

When we originally saw this pot, we were sure it was carved stone because of its superb patina, but, upon further examination, it is made of fiber cement, a lightweight and very durable material that can be left outside year-round in all climates. Its gorgeous flared form is a stand-out and imagine it as a piece of sculpture inside (perhaps as an umbrella holder) or outside in your garden or on your porch. We believe it to have been made by Eternit and this form is often attributed to Willy Guhl, but we are not sure it is an original Guhl design. In perfect structural condition, it does have a scrape to the patina, but this will weather over in no time at all, should you keep it outside.

Switzerland, CA 1960

H: 28.5 in Diameter: 24 in Mouth DIameter: 16 in

Price:  $1,800

Ref: CPO 1043

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55 Folding French Bistro Chairs in Oak and Wrought Iron

55 Folding French Bistro Chairs in Oak and Wrought Iron

We were hesitant to buy so many bistro chairs at once, but then thought that we could sell them off in lots of whatever our clients want, but the minimum lot size is four. Of course, if you are planning an outdoor wedding, the entire lot would be superb, and because they fold almost flat, they won’t take up a lot of room. There are seven with residual old greenish-blue paint, one with newer slats, and the remainder sport an aged wooden finish. Because they are made of French oak, they are perfectly durable outside in all climates, but we would recommend that if you are going to leave them outside year-round, they should be coated with Permalac, a sealant that repels water and doesn’t change the color or finish of the chairs. Sturdy and comfortable, these will give you decades of pleasure as added seating in your garden for those large parties where extra chairs are always a problem. The dimensions listed below are when the chairs are open, but when folded, they each measure 37.75 inches high x 17.5 inches wide x 3.5 inches deep.

France, CA 1950

H: 33.38 in D: 16.38 in W: 17.5 in SH: 18.38 in

Price:  $200 each

Ref: FCH 1047

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Set of Four French Steel Garden Chairs in Old Blue-Grey Paint

Set of Four French Steel Garden Chairs in Old Blue-Grey Paint

This form of garden chair is the most comfortable we have ever sat in, and so we buy them whenever we find them. This set has a stunning aged painted patina in a soft bluish-gray with spots of surface rust and fading overall. They are in perfect structural condition and, not surprisingly, match another set of eight chairs that we already have in stock (Ref # FCH 1022 A and B). We love the paint as is (and the rust doesn’t come off on your pants), but can always have them sandblasted and repainted or powder-coated to your custom specification. Perfect indoors or out, you will want to linger in these chairs. Measuring the seat height is a bit tricky because there is such a deep curve in the seats which is what makes them so comfortable, but the seat height at the top front of the curve is 16.25 inches, while the seat height at the bottom of the seat curve is 15 inches.

France, CA 1930s

H: 33.25 in D: 20.5 in W: 15.5 in

Price:  $3,450, the set of four

Ref: FCH 1022C

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Rare, Round French Tilt-Top Wine-Tasting "Vendage" Table in Wrought Iron

Rare, Round French Tilt-Top Wine-Tasting "Vendage" Table in Wrought Iron

We love wine-tasting tables, but actually have never seen one in iron. From Lyon, the culinary capital of France, this beauty is the perfect space-saving table, indoors or out, and was likely used for mixing or sampling wines. It would make a great addition to your terrace, garden, or wine cave to display your wine selections for that special meal or as a dining table for two. In very good antique condition, it does have some chips to the paint and a few small spots of surface rusting, but nothing that impairs its functionality or beauty. And of course, it can be sandblasted and repainted or powder-coated to your custom color specifications for a modest upcharge. Please note that the dimensions when open are listed below, but the dimensions when the table-top is up are: 41.63 inches high x 31.38 inches deep x 31.38 inches wide.

France, CA 1940

H: 28.38 in Diameter: 31.38 in

Price:  $3,500

Ref: FTRO 1031

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French 19th Century Green-Glazed Terracotta Pot from Apt

French 19th Century Green-Glazed Terracotta Pot from Apt

It’s true that we have a thing for green-glazed 19th Century pots, and this one from Apt in the South of France is a beauty. One of three that we currently have in stock (see CPO #1045 and CPO #1036), it is glazed in an ochre color on the inside and has a small drain hole in the bottom. In excellent overall antique condition, it does have some missing spots to the exterior glaze, and some minor chipping to the rim, but nothing that detracts from its beauty or functionality. Pot it up with a colorful arrangement of annuals or a small topiary with dripping vines cascading down the sides or use in a grouping on your front porch. This pot will be fine left outside year-round in mild temperatures, but please do empty it and cover or bring inside in harsh winter climates.

France, CA 1880

H: 28.25 in Diameter: 18.38 in Foot Diam: 12.63 in

Price:  $2,850

Ref: CPO 1044

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French 19th Century Green-Glazed Terracotta Pot from Apt

French 19th Century Green-Glazed Terracotta Pot from Apt

It’s true that we have a thing for green-glazed 19th Century pots, and this one from Apt in the South of France is a beauty. One of three that we currently have in stock (see CPO #1044 and CPO #1036), it is also glazed in an ochre color on the inside and has a small drain hole in the bottom. In excellent overall antique condition, it does have some missing glaze to the outside just below the rim as well as a few other spots that do not detract from its beauty or functionality. Pot it up with a colorful arrangement of annuals or a small topiary with dripping vines cascading down the sides or use in a grouping on your front porch. This pot will be fine left outside year-round in mild temperatures, but please do empty it and cover or bring inside in harsh winter climates.

France, CA 1880

H: 25 in Diameter: 14.38 Foot Diameter: 12.63 in

Price:  $2,400

Ref: CPO 1045

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French 19th Century Handblown Glass Melon Cloche Hanging Light

French 19th Century Handblown Glass Melon Cloche Hanging Light

We have always had a thing for hand-blown French garden cloches that come in two configurations...bell form and melon form. This one is a melon cloche (a little shorter and wider than a bell cloche) and it has been converted into a hanging light with three candelabra sockets that each accept up to a 75 watt bulb. The fittings are custom-crafted to each cloche and each light is sold with six feet of cord, matching chain and a canopy (all in a matte espresso brownish/black finish). The drop from where the three chains meet is ~27 inches. Add another 2 inches to allow for the canopy and hook, and the overall drop is ~29 inches. Beautiful over a table, in a hallway, or your conservatory, these cloche lights bring the outdoors inside! All cloches have some inherent cloudiness from over 100+ years of mineral deposits, but this serves to diffuse the light beautifully. We presently have multiple finished melon cloche lights in stock with varying degrees of mineralization, as well as several that are in the process of being converted, should you need multiples.

France, CA 1890 and 2018

Cloche Only: H: 12 in Diameter: 19 in

Overall: H: ~29 in Diameter: 19 in

Price:  $2,950

Ref: LCMC 1018

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French 19th Century Handblown Glass Melon Cloche Hanging Light

French 19th Century Handblown Glass Melon Cloche Hanging Light

We have always had a thing for hand-blown French garden cloches that come in two configurations...bell form and melon form. This one is a melon cloche (a little shorter and wider than a bell cloche) and it has been converted into a hanging light with three candelabra sockets that each accept up to a 75 watt bulb. The fittings are custom-crafted to each cloche and each light is sold with six feet of cord, matching chain and a canopy (all in a matte espresso brownish/black finish). The drop from where the three chains meet is ~27 inches. Add another 2 inches to allow for the canopy and hook, and the overall drop is ~29 inches. Beautiful over a table, in a hallway, or your conservatory, these cloche lights bring the outdoors inside! All cloches have some inherent cloudiness from over 100+ years of mineral deposits, but this serves to diffuse the light beautifully. We presently have multiple finished melon cloche lights in stock with varying degrees of mineralization, as well as several that are in the process of being converted, should you need multiples.

France, CA 1890 and 2018

Cloche Only: H: 12.5 in Diameter: 20 in

Overall: H: ~29 in DIameter: 20 in

Price:  $2,950

Ref: LCMC 1017

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French Handblown 19th Century Glass Melon Cloche Hanging Light

French Handblown 19th Century Melon Cloche Hanging Light

We have always had a thing for hand-blown French garden cloches that come in two configurations...bell form and melon form. This one is a melon cloche (a little shorter and wider than a bell cloche) and it has been converted into a hanging light with three candelabra sockets that each accept up to a 75 watt bulb. The fittings are custom-crafted to each cloche and each light is sold with six feet of cord, matching chain and a canopy (all in a matte espresso brownish/black finish). The drop from where the three chains meet is ~27 inches. Add another 2 inches to allow for the canopy and hook, and the overall drop is ~29 inches. Beautiful over a table, in a hallway, or your conservatory, these cloche lights bring the outdoors inside! All cloches have some inherent cloudiness from over 100+ years of mineral deposits, but this serves to diffuse the light beautifully. We presently have multiple finished melon cloche lights in stock with varying degrees of mineralization, as well as several that are in the process of being converted, should you need multiples.

France, CA 1890 and 2018

Cloche Only: H: 12 in Diameter: 18 in

Overall: H: ~29 in Diameter: 18 in

Price:  $2,950

Ref: LCMC 1016

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French 19th Century Handblown Glass Bell Cloche Hanging Light

French 19th Century Handblown Glass Bell Cloche Hanging Light

We have always had a thing for hand-blown French garden cloches that come in two configurations...bell form and melon form. This one is a bell cloche (a little taller and more narrow than a melon cloche) and it has been converted into a hanging light with three candelabra sockets that each accept up to a 75 watt bulb. The fittings are custom-crafted to each cloche and each light is sold with six feet of cord, matching chain and a canopy (all in a matte espresso brownish/black finish). The drop from where the three chains meet is ~30 inches. Add another 2 inches to allow for the canopy and hook, and the overall drop is ~32 inches. Beautiful over a table, in a hallway, or your conservatory, these cloche lights bring the outdoors inside! All cloches have some inherent cloudiness from over 100+ years of mineral deposits, but this serves to diffuse the light beautifully. We presently have multiple finished lights in stock and several cloches that have yet to be converted into lights, with varying degrees of mineralization.

France, CA 1890 and 2018

Cloche Only: H: 16 in Diameter: 16.75 in

Overall: H: ~32 in Diameter: 16.75 in

Price:  $2,950

Ref: LCBC 1015

CONTACT US: tracey@theelementalgarden.com

French 19th Century Handblown Glass Bell Cloche Hanging Light

French 19th Century Handblown Glass Bell Cloche Hanging Light

We have always had a thing for hand-blown French garden cloches that come in two configurations...bell form and melon form. This one is a bell cloche (a little taller and more narrow than a melon cloche) and it has been converted into a hanging light with three candelabra sockets that each accept up to a 75 watt bulb. The fittings are custom-crafted to each cloche and each light is sold with six feet of cord, matching chain and a canopy (all in a matte espresso brownish/black finish). The drop from where the three chains meet is ~30 inches. Add another 2 inches to allow for the canopy and hook, and the overall drop is ~32 inches. Beautiful over a table, in a hallway, or your conservatory, these cloche lights bring the outdoors inside! All cloches have some inherent cloudiness from over 100+ years of mineral deposits, but this one is rare in that is shows almost no mineralization and is nearly clear. We presently have multiple finished lights in stock and several cloches that have yet to be converted into lights, with varying degrees of mineralization.

France, CA 1890 and 2018

Cloche Only: H: 16 in Diameter: 16.75 in

Overall: H: ~32 in Diameter: 16.75 in

Price:  $2,950

Ref: LCBC 1017

CONTACT US: tracey@theelementalgarden.com