When wallpaper is printed by hand, separate rollers are made to each imprint a different color on the background. These vintage rollers from the 1930s are truly unusual and make great lamps that complement almost any decor. Ranging in height from 37.5" to 26" and between 5.25" and 6.25" in diameter, we have wired them for the U.S., so all you need is a shade and harp. Made of mahogany with hand carved wooden or bronze appliqués. Please call or email for individual dimensions.
When wallpaper is printed by hand, separate rollers are made to each imprint a different color on the background. These vintage rollers from the 1930s are truly unusual and would make great lamps or sculptural elements on a mantlepiece or table. Ranging in height from 23.75" to 20.5" and between 5.75" and 7.5" in diameter, they are easily converted because of their hollow insides. Many are made of mahogany with hand carved wooden or bronze appliqués. Please call or email for specific dimensions.
Simple and elegant, these antique milk glass shades would be perfect hanging above a kitchen island, in a bathroom or coat closet. Each is a little different in size, but all are in wonderful condition.
We found this huge French oak pepper mill in the Southwest of France. Made by Borel, the famous culinary implement maker, it is in perfect condition and has barely been used. Perhaps it was a wedding gift long ago, but it would look great in your gourmet, as well as being a useful tool tableside.
We're big fans of clock hands in any form, but these are particularly nice ones with their muted original gilding and bits of rust that are showing through. Envision them attached to a wall as a decorative, sculptural element so you can make your own time.
Beautifully-cast and with crisp and deep acanthus leaf decoration, this petite pair of corbels would make lovely bookends or could be mounted on a wall as decorative resting places for small pots or other treasures.
Originally used in the making of pottery to protect smaller items that were fired inside a kiln, these are correctly referred to as "saggers". We, however, love them as rustic cachepots, perfect for holding spring bulbs. Alternatively, we can drill them for you so they can be fully-functional planters.
Found in a French street market, this vintage aluminum champagne bucket sports the logo of Lanson, a famous champagne-maker in France. In nice vintage condition, it will give you years of service without breaking the bank.
This rare three-dimensional zinc cartouche has aged to a wonderful steel blue-grey color and would make an elegant plaque on which the name or number of your home could be decoratively painted. In good condition, there are a couple of cracks/small holes on the side, but nothing that would detract from its looks or serviceability.
A lovely set of four graduated bell jars, all hand-blown and in perfect condition. They would be fabulous to hold your collection of small taxidermy or little vignettes of whatever you cherish most. Sold as a set of four.
France, CA 1870.
Sizes range from 11.5 in H x 10.3 in D to 9 in H x 8 in D
These mottled pink and white acanthus leaf corbels make the most perfect bookends, even for those hard-to-handle large books. Park them behind a long sofa or on your over-scale glass coffee table for the perfect look.
This heavy steel table has classically scrolled legs and is finished in a medium gray matte paint with mild-moderate surface weathering and very minor chipping to the paint. Perfect in the garden as your dining table, it is solid and level and will seat up to 6. In great condition, we can always have it sandblasted and repainted or powder-coated to your custom specifications.
We love the acid green over dark blue paint on these pierced top tables and their scrolled legs are elegant without being fussy. Perfect in the garden as side tables or on your terrace for a cup of morning coffee. In wonderful condition, we can always have them sandblasted and repainted or powder-coated to your custom specifications. While we would prefer to sell them as a pair, we will sell them individually.
We found this lovely pair of chairs and table in Provence, but the paint was hideous, so we've had the set sandblasted and powder-coated in a soft neutral grayish-green. The table dates to about 1910 and measures 38.5" long x 23.5" wide x 28" high, while the two armchairs (circa 1890) measure 20" wide x 19.5" deep x 35.5" high. Seat height is 17.5". Although there are some losses to the edging of the seats (shown in last 2 photos), they are rock solid without any give or play. Simply charming on your patio or terrace for morning coffee or evening cocktails and because they are powder-coated, you will never have to worry about rust again.
France, CA 1890 & 1910.
H: 28 in (71.12 cm) D: 23.5 in (59.69 cm) W: 38.5 in (97.79 cm) Seat H: 17.5 in (44.45 cm)
Although this piece is a marriage between an early 20th C cast stone bowl and an 18th C carved stone pedestal, the difference is indistinguishable to all but the most trained eye. The patina is glorious with loads of white, green and orange lichen, and moss as well. The 23" diameter x 14" high bowl lifts off the pedestal for easy transport and can hold a profuse planting or a water pump for a self-contained fountain. Petite, but with great presence, it would make a stunning focal point in a small herb garden. The foot of the base measures 13" square.
This hand-carved octagonal Purbeck stone birdbath is quite rare in that it has 2 drinking wells for your feathered friends. The top bowl features a center bird perch, while the base has been configured to also accept water. In exceptional condition with a lovely weathered patina and bits of moss, this birdbath in 3 parts will make a stunning focal point in your small herb garden or place it among hostas and vinca in a woodland setting. Purbeck is a hard English limestone that will withstand cold climates, although we recommend turning the top bowl upside down over the winter. The top bowl measures 16.5" diameter while the base measures 17.5" diameter.
Staddle stones were originally used by the English and French as foundation stones for granaries to lift the buildings above grade. Their unique design prevented vermin from climbing up the sides and over the tops to eat the grain stored in the granaries. These 5 are beauties and all differ a bit in size and form, but would make a wonderful grouping in your woodland garden. Alternatively, choose two to guard the entrance to your home or garden. Loaded with moss and lichen, they are durable in cold winters and do not need to be brought inside. Please call for individual dimensions, which all differ a bit, but range in height from 26" to 32.5" high and 19.25" to 20.5" diameter tops.
Five Piece French Wrought Iron Garden Dining Set with Rectangular Table
This classic French garden table and chairs set will give you years of pleasurable outdoor dining on your patio or terrace. The two tier rectangular table features a lovely pierced design of various sized urns, and the four matching chairs are commodious and quite comfortable. In excellent structural condition, we have recently had it sandblasted and powder-coated in an elegant grey-blue color, so you will never have to worry about rust again. Classic, but not fussy, this set is an unusual alternative to the more commonplace round table dining sets. The chairs measure 15" wide and seat height is 17.5". Table dimensions listed below.
France, CA 1940.
H: 28.25 in (71.75 cm) D: 30.5 in (77.47 cm) W: 46.25 in (117.48 cm) Seat Height: 17.5 in (44.45 cm)
Magnificent Pair of 17th C Carved Stone Heraldic Plaques of York and Lancaster
These fabulous and very large hand-carved stone plaques depict the heraldic symbols of the Houses of York and Lancaster (the War of the Roses). In overall good condition, with old iron repairs to the sides and a few cracks, they are completely solid and loaded with moss. The bas relief carving is crisp and deep and features the Roses of York and Lancaster, surrounded by leaves and with the name of each house at the bottom. Removed from a prominent estate in Gloucestershire, where they were moved to in the early 18th C, these plaques likely date to the 17th C. They would make magnificent adornments to your country estate, affixed to or embedded in a wall or in gate piers.
England, CA 1680.
H: 47.5 in (120.65 cm) D: 6 in (15.24 cm) W: 26.5 in (67.31 cm)