Antique French Wrought Iron Table with Marble Top

Antique French Wrought Iron Table with Marble Top

It is rare to find such a beautiful table in wrought iron with sweeping legs and center medallions on each side, and this one is a beauty, sporting old green paint in a lovely color. The marble top is antique and, while in very good condition overall, has a few minor ships to the edges, reflected in the price. Perfect as a desk, side table or small dining table for two or four outside or in.

France, CA 1870.

H: 27.88 in (71 cm)  D: 24.75 in (63 cm)  W: 43.38 in (110 cm)

Price:  $2,400

Ref: FTCO 1030

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Large French Tole Grape-Picker's Bucket Marked "DB"

Large French Tole Grape-Picker's Bucket Marked "DB"

Now this grape-picker's bucket is superb! Sporting its original black paint and monogrammed "DB on one side (to identify the owner or vineyard), it would make a great ice chest for parties or look equally well as a planter or decorative piece in your wine cellar. From Burgundy, the home of the most famous Pinot Noir wines in France, it is in wonderful condition and has its original riveted iron handles.

France, CA 1900.

H: 18 in (46 cm)  D: 19.5 in (50 cm)  W: 35 in (89 cm)

Price:  $850

Ref: CPL 1104

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Set of Three French Wooden Grape-Picker's Tubs/Planters

Set of Three French Wooden Grape-Picker's Tubs/Planters

We love these early 20th C wooden buckets with riveted iron handles and would use them as planters in a rustic setting. Found near Bordeaux, these 3 have been marked "LM" in pale blue paint to identify their owner or vineyard, and all are in excellent condition with a wonderful weathered surface and rusty iron straps and handles. They would make wonderful decorative pieces in your wine cellar or we can drill drain holes in the bottoms to convert them into planters. Alternatively, we can have liners made for you and you can use the as ice chests to hold your favorite chilled wines at parties. We also have a single unmarked wooden grape bucket, slightly larger, that is also for sale (Stock # CPL 1101). should you want a harlequin set of four. The four are shown together in photo # 7. PLEASE NOTE that these are priced and sold individually, but we will sell either one or all three, not a pair.

France, CA 1900.

H: 18.5 in (47 cm)  D: 20.5 in (52 cm)  W: 33 in (84 cm)

Price:  $650

Ref: CPL 1102 A, B, & C

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Large French Wooden Grape Picker's Bucket/Planter

Large French Wooden Grape Picker's Bucket/Planter

Found near Bordeaux, this wooden bucket with original iron banding and riveted handles dates to the early 20th C and is in wonderful condition. We would use it as a planter (and can drill drain holes for you) or can have a liner made so you can use it as an ice chest for parties. It would also make a great decorative piece in your wine cellar. Please note that we have 3 other wooden grape buckets, marked "LM" for sale (Stock # CPL 1102 a, b, c) that are a shade smaller than this unmarked one but would be quite complementary if you are looking for a set of 4 rustic planters (See photo #7).

France, CA 1900.

H: 18 in (46 cm)  D: 20 in (51 cm)  W: 33 in (84 cm)

Price:  $650

Ref: CPL 1101

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Large 18th C French Carved Stone Mortar Planter/Fountain

Large 18th C French Carved Stone Mortar Planter/Fountain

This late 18th C mortar was originally used to grind food stuffs or medicines but it is the perfect size for a planter or small fountain. Hand-carved from a hard stone from the Var region of France, it is in excellent condition, with a couple of minor surface hairline cracks, but holds water. It can easily be converted into a small fountain, as it is sufficiently deep to hold a small recirculating pump, or we can drill a center drain hole to convert it into a planter. The patina and coloration are superb and you will not be disappointed with this one! Interior depth = 10".

France, CA 1780.

H: 14 in (36 cm)  D: 21 in (53 cm)  W: 21 in (53 cm)

Price:  $3,800

Ref: CPL 1111

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French Wrought Iron Garden Dining Set for Four

 

French Wrought Iron Garden Dining Set for Four

This is a lovely classical French garden dining set with a round table that collapses for easy shipping and storage. The table and four chairs have beautiful pierced seats for drainage and all pieces are in excellent solid condition. The chairs are quite comfortable and invite you to linger over a meal. There is a bit of flaking to the paint with minor rusting to the top, so you may want to consider sandblasting and powder-coating in your choice of color and finish. We can have this done for you for a modest up-charge of around $500 or you can enjoy it just as is. Perfect on a terrace or anywhere in your garden! Table measures 38" diameter top x 29" high with a 2.25" diameter umbrella hole. Chairs measure 34.25" hi x 15"seat width x 18" depth x 17.5 seat height.

France, CA 1950.

H: 29 in (74 cm)  D: 38 in (97 cm)

Price:  $2,400

Ref: FDS 1006

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Very Large Willy Guhl Elephant Ear Planter

Very Large Willy Guhl Elephant Ear Planter

We bought this original Elephant Ear planter, designed by Willy Guhl and hand-molded by Eternit, SA of Switzerland for its amazing surface, even though it has a large loss to one corner. We think this makes it even more interesting in form, but have priced it according to its condition. Beautiful with mounded moss or a profuse arrangement of tall wavy grasses surrounded by dripping sedum, it will make a stunning focal point in your garden or on a large tabletop outside or in. Please note that we have an additional pair of Willy Guhl Elephant Ear planters for sale (Stock # CPL 1093 a, b) should you want three. Made of fiber cement, a lightweight and very durable material, it may remain outside year-round. Please note that this is a true Willy Guhl piece, distinguishable from the very similar ELO design by its two diagonally-opposing down-sloping corners and its two diagonally-opposing flat corners. It is listed in the Willy Guhl/Eternit catalog as an "Oreille d'Elephant" or "Elephant Ear" planters, not a "handkerchief" or "mouchoir" planter, which are very different in form.

Switzerland, CA 1960.

H: 13.5 in (34 cm)  D: 32.5 in (83 cm)  W: 33.25 in (84 cm)

Price:  $1,600

Ref: CPL 1105

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Pair of French Carved Limestone Dolphin Side Tables or Table Bases

 

Pair of French Carved Limestone Dolphin Side Tables or Table Bases

We love the utility of these! Hand-carved from French limestone and dating to around 1890-1910, the carving is marvelous and the entwined dolphin motif classically French. Nicely weathered, the dolphin heads have bits of moss and greening. Each has a separate original limestone piece (21 3/8" long x 17.5" wide x 1.75" thick) that can be used either as a tabletop or as a base for the dolphin riser. Please note that one top has 2 drain holes drilled in it. Beautiful indoors or out, you may choose to add different tops and use the existing pieces as bases under the dolphin risers. These can be used as end tables in the garden or as bases for a long stone top to make a dining table. The dolphin bases (without their tops) measure 15.75" long x 11.63" wide x 26" high). Overall measurements listed below.

France, CA 1900.

H: 27.75 in (70 cm)  D: 17.5 in (44 cm)  W: 21.38 in (54 cm)

Price:  $6,200

Ref: FTB 1010

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Charming English Wrought Iron Strap Bench

Charming English Wrought Iron Strap Bench

This little beauty is a charming alternative to the usually-available garden benches and has a panoply of funky colors underneath its current black paint. Its delicately curled arms and curved back lend it presence, while still being light and airy. Quite comfortable, even without a cushion, it would make a lovely landing spot for cocktails for two in the garden. In excellent structural condition and all hand-riveted, it has moderate surface rusting, and can be sandblasted and repainted or powder-coated to your custom color specifications.

England, CA 1920.

H: 30 in (76.2 cm)  D: 21 in (53.34 cm)  W: 48 in (121.92 cm) Seat H: 16 in (40.64 cm)

Price:  $2,400

Ref: FBE 1023

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Authentic Victorian Wirework Loveseat

 

Authentic Victorian Wirework Loveseat

It is rare, indeed, when we find an all original and authentic wirework piece, particularly in this desirable small size. Made of reinforced braided wire encased in steel sleeves, and then paired with wrought iron arms, legs and supports, this loveseat adds a timeless romantic element to your garden or lawn. Moreover, it's actually very comfortable to sit in. In exceptionally good condition, with lovely craqualure old white painted surface, this piece is best displayed against a simple green hedge or, alternatively, in the midst of an over-the-top stand of tall perennials. Or if you're a maverick, place it in a guest bathroom to hold towels and robes.

England, CA 1870.

H: 32 in (81 cm)  D: 26 in (66 cm)  W: 41.5 in (105 cm)

Price:  $2,200

Ref: FBE 1016

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German Painted Zinc and Iron Hexagonal Birdcage

German Painted Zinc and Iron Hexagonal Birdcage

We adore the weathered green painted surface of this unusual hexagonal-shaped zinc birdcage as well as its all-original condition. The pagoda-shaped roof with round finial is stunning and has lovely outwardly-sloping edges with little scrolled corbels at each corner. With its original wooden bird perch and zinc tray, this would make a wonderful home for your small feathered friends or a stunning centrepiece filled with ferns, moss or sedum. There are two doors, an inner rectangular one framed by an outer arched one that open separately and add lots of visual interest. Perfect outside or in, it will give you years of pleasure as a decorative or functional piece.

Germany, CA 1910.

H: 43 in (109 cm)  D: 20.5 in (52 cm)  W: 20.5 in (52 cm)

Price:  $3,950

Ref: DSB 1044

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Large Hand-Chased 19th Century French Copper Cauldron

 

Large Hand-Chased 19th Century French Copper Cauldron

What a beauty! This large handmade copper cauldron has a thick iron handle that extends on either side and the inside has been polished to a brilliant finish. All hand-chased on the interior with exquisite detail, we have left the original dark green verdigris surface on the outside for an interesting effect. You, however, may want to polish up the exterior as well. There has been an old and very good repair with molten brass to the bottom edge visible in photo #7, but the cauldron is water tight. We think it's a perfect fireplace accessory to hold kindling and small logs, but you may also use it as a planter and we can drill drain holes, flatten the bottom, and have a custom fiberglass liner made if you like (since copper is toxic to plants when they are in direct contact with it.) Alternatively, you can pop a plastic-potted topiary or profuse planting inside for a tidy solution. Please note that the diameter of the cauldron alone (without the handle extensions) is 28", but with the handles extensions, it measures 40.5" wide x 28" diameter x 16.5" hi.

France, CA 1820.

H: 16.5 in (42 cm)  D: 28 in (71 cm)  W: 40.5 in (103 cm)

Price:  $1,250

Ref: DSB 1042

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Three Enormous Elephant Ear Planters by Elo in the Manner of Willy Guhl

 

Three Enormous Elephant Ear Planters by Elo in the Manner of Willy Guhl

Almost no dealers know that a mid-20th century French Company named Elo knocked off many of Willy Guhl designs manufactured by Eternit in Switzerland, including that of the famed "Elephant Ear" planters, generally mis-identified as Handkerchief or Mouchoir planters. The distinguishable difference between the Elo version and the Eternit Elephant Ear versions is that the the Elo planters have four downward sloping edges, while the Eternit/Willy Guhl planters have two diagonally-opposing flat corners and two diagonally-opposing downward sloping corners. In fact, if you look carefully at other listings of "Elephant Ear" planters, you will find many that are mis-labeled as being Willy Guhl, when they are, in fact, Elo. Regardless, we have three wonderfully-patinated Elo planters, two of which are in perfect condition, and one that has a chipped edge to two different corners, both of which are old chips and weathered over. We love them all as is, but we can have the chipped one invisibly restored for a modest up-charge if you desire. They look sensational potted up with a profuse array of annuals and sedum that spill over the sides or simply with mounded moss for a sleek Zen look. Made of fiber cement, a lightweight material that is durable in all climates, they can be left outside year-round. Priced and sold individually.

France, CA 1960.

H: 12.5 in (32 cm)  D: 30 in (76 cm)  W: 31.5 in (80 cm)

Price:  $2,200 each

Ref: CPL 1109 A, B & C

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17th Century Limestone Lion's Head on Contemporary Polished Steel Stand

17th Century Limestone Lion's Head on Contemporary Polished Steel Stand

What an amazing piece of sculpture! This fierce lion's head is quite large and magnificently-carved from limestone with a depth and crispness that belie its true age. Loaded with moss, it does have a few minor chips that were incurred in shipping, but we can color them if you so desire. The head rests firmly on a separate, and heavy polished steel Stand that is very sleek and so works extremely well in a contemporary setting.

Dimensions as follows:

Lion's head alone: 15.35" wide x 14.57" deep x 14" high

Steel stand alone: 13.75" wide x 12.63 deep x 13.5" high

Overall dimensions: 15.35" wide x 14.57" deep x 49.5" high.

France, CA 17th & 21st C.

H: 49.5 in (126 cm)  D: 14.57 in (37 cm)  W: 15.35 in (39 cm)

Price:  $8,800

Ref: SAN 1065

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Enormous English Portland Stone Dining Table or Bar

Enormous English Portland Stone Dining Table or Bar

This magnificent table dates to around the 1960s and comprises a single Portland Stone slab top that is over 3 inches thick and four original Tuscan-style column supports. We think it may have originally been an altar! The top is in perfect condition with a wonderful mottled gray and white weathered surface, and the four supports have retained their original white color with just a bit of surface dirt/dust on them that we will remove before shipping. The foot of one of the supports has a broken corner (see photo #10), but we will have it professionally restored. The overall height of the table at present is 40.25" perfect for an outdoor bar, or we can cut down the supports to bring the table to your desired dining height. Weighing in at around 1800-2000 lbs. for the top, a forklift will be required to move it. Portland Stone is a very durable and hard stone that has been used in England since the 17th century as the primary stone for major building facades and so you will have no worries about leaving this table out year-round unprotected. The top weighs around 2000 lbs., so a forklift will be required to place it.

Great Britain (UK), CA 1960.

H: 40.25 in (102 cm)  D: 35.13 in (89 cm)  W: 108.25 in (275 cm)

Price:  $28,000

Ref: FTC 1001

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Exceptionally Long French Painted Louis XVI Style Bench

Exceptionally Long French Painted Louis XVI Style Bench

This bench is simply amazing! Crafted of pine with a reeded apron and eight reeded legs, it spans over 9 feet long and would make a superb addition to any long hallway, library or bedroom. Alternatively, it would be wonderful at a long dining table as seating for 6-8 people. The paint is original and reads pale blue with underpainting of white and flecks of green, and some smart artisan long ago has added iron supports to all the joints, so the bench is absolutely solid with no give or play. It features a burlap cover and does not need re-upholstering, although you may want to add your choice of fabric to the seat. Comfortable, but with a relatively firm seat, it will give you years of pleasure as a beautiful, utilitarian item.

France, CA 1860.

H: 21 in (53 cm)  D: 20.5 in (52 cm)  W: 115.5 in (293 cm)

Price:  $6,400

Ref: FBE 1061

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Four Mid-Century French Painted Steel Mannequins

Four Mid-Century French Painted Steel Mannequins

We found these tubular steel mannequins in the South of France and they are SO much fun! All retain a fair bit of their original painted surfaces (one black, one blue/green, one gold and white and one gold) but all have some surface rust. They can be sealed to keep the original patina intact if you plan to use them outdoors. We thought they would make funky trellises for beans or sweet peas, or group them around your pool or on your terrace for a unique conversation piece. All very solid and level. Priced and sold individually.

From the left, they measure:

Blue/Green mannequin: 64.75 hi x 17.25" wide x 18" square base

Black mannequin: 68.5" hi x 19.25" wide x 19" square base

Gold/White mannequin: 54.75" hi x 17.75" wide x 15 3/8" square base

Gold mannequin: 64.75" hi x 18" wide x 17.25" square base

France, CA 1960.

H: 68.5 in (174 cm)  D: 19 in (48 cm)  W: 19.25 in (49 cm)

Price:  $875 each

Ref: DSM 1003 A, B, C, & D

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Large French Limestone Cider Mill Planter/Birdbath/Fountain

Large French Limestone Cider Mill Planter/Birdbath/Fountain

We found this wonderful all original cider mill basin near Agen, in the SW of France, and it is a stunner! Loaded with moss and lichen, it is in two parts that can easily be mortared together should you wish to use it as a fountain or a birdbath. Alternatively, we think it would be fabulous with the two halves abutted and then planted with a profusion of succulents. We have made a small repair to the edge of one half to repair a break incurred ins hipping, but it is barely detectable. At over 43" in diameter, it would make a stunning focal point in your herb or rose garden.

France, CA 18th C.

H: 10.24 in (26 cm)  D: 43.31 in (110 cm)

Price:  $4,950

Ref: CPL 1106

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'Strawberries' by Stefaan Eyckmans

'Strawberries' by Stefaan Eyckmans

Oil on Panel, signed and dated 2010. French wooden raised panel frame, black with silver leaf.

Unframed size: 7 3/8" hi x 11.75" wide. Framed size: 12" hi x 16 3/8" wide.

Sold framed.

Price:  $4,500

Ref: SE 1035

This painting is available for viewing at The Elemental Garden in Woodbury, CT and may be shipped on approval with prior, fully-refundable payment and non-refundable shipping costs. Must be returned in original condition and original packing materials.

Stefaan Eyckmans was born in Niel, Belgium, a brickyard village in the shadow of Antwerp. The son of Louis Eyckmans, a painter and commercial artist, Stefaan was introduced to the tools of drawing and painting at an early age.

During his student days, Stefaan was strongly influenced by the Flemish Primitives, the great 17th century still life painters and the Antwerp hyperrealist movement, led by Willem Dolphyn. Later, Stefaan's work shows the impact of Henk Helmantel's impasto technique and the austere compositions of Giorgio Morandi.

After completing his education as a graphic designer and illustrator, Stefaan worked for a time in advertising, simultaneously concentrating more and more on his painting. He soon discovered that he was forever drawn to the silent world of the studio where patient observation and exacting style allowed him to slowly build his timeless compositions paintings that serve as an antidote to our stressful computer-dominated lifestyles.

After years of experimenting with numerous media and materials, Stefaan developed a tonal technique employed by the Old Masters that incorporates common everyday objects with modern materials and colors, resulting in contemporary realism with its roots in 17th and 18th century traditional painting.

The simple objects in Stefaan's pantings are transformed by his masterful technique to show us their unexpected beauty. Essential to this effect is the interaction of light and dark, multi-layering, and glazing. The result is a powerful and beautiful whole, strong and alive, that initially attracts the viewer from a distance through color, composition, and lighting, but which is fully revealed only upon examination of each painting's intimate details.

Stefaan has exhibited at numerous prestigious international venues and his paintings are on permanent display at galleries in the US, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Stefaan's patrons include collectors around the world, from captains of industry to designers to art-lovers everywhere, each of whom finds unrivaled beauty and peace in his paintings.

More details are available upon request.

CONTACT US: tracey@theelementalgarden.com

'Cityscape with Oil Tins' by Stefaan Eyckmans

'Cityscape with Oil Tins' by Stefaan Eyckmans

Oil on Panel, signed and dated 2015. French handmade Delf frame, dark bronze patina with gold leaf.

Unframed size: 31.5" hi x 29.5" wide. Framed size: 39" hi x 37" wide.

Sold framed.

Price:  $23,000

Ref: SE 1010

This painting is available for viewing at The Elemental Garden in Woodbury, CT and may be shipped on approval with prior, fully-refundable payment and non-refundable shipping costs. Must be returned in original condition and original packing materials.

Stefaan Eyckmans was born in Niel, Belgium, a brickyard village in the shadow of Antwerp. The son of Louis Eyckmans, a painter and commercial artist, Stefaan was introduced to the tools of drawing and painting at an early age.

During his student days, Stefaan was strongly influenced by the Flemish Primitives, the great 17th century still life painters and the Antwerp hyperrealist movement, led by Willem Dolphyn. Later, Stefaan's work shows the impact of Henk Helmantel's impasto technique and the austere compositions of Giorgio Morandi.

After completing his education as a graphic designer and illustrator, Stefaan worked for a time in advertising, simultaneously concentrating more and more on his painting. He soon discovered that he was forever drawn to the silent world of the studio where patient observation and exacting style allowed him to slowly build his timeless compositions paintings that serve as an antidote to our stressful computer-dominated lifestyles.

After years of experimenting with numerous media and materials, Stefaan developed a tonal technique employed by the Old Masters that incorporates common everyday objects with modern materials and colors, resulting in contemporary realism with its roots in 17th and 18th century traditional painting.

The simple objects in Stefaan's pantings are transformed by his masterful technique to show us their unexpected beauty. Essential to this effect is the interaction of light and dark, multi-layering, and glazing. The result is a powerful and beautiful whole, strong and alive, that initially attracts the viewer from a distance through color, composition, and lighting, but which is fully revealed only upon examination of each painting's intimate details.

Stefaan has exhibited at numerous prestigious international venues and his paintings are on permanent display at galleries in the US, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Stefaan's patrons include collectors around the world, from captains of industry to designers to art-lovers everywhere, each of whom finds unrivaled beauty and peace in his paintings.

More details are available upon request.

CONTACT US: tracey@theelementalgarden.com