Pair of Large French Yellow-Glazed Terracotta Planters

Pair of Large French Yellow-Glazed Terracotta Planters

These glazed terracotta planters sport a rare pale yellow color with undertones of acid green and were made in the 20th C in the style of the famous 19th C St. Jean de Fos planters. One has a large and poor restoration to the foot that our brilliant restoration man is working to make nearly undetectable, while the other has a small restoration to the foot, that is also being worked on. Because these are glazed on the exterior, these can be left outside year-round in harsh climates, provided they are emptied of dirt, covered, and are slightly elevated above grade to allow the drain holes to stay open. However, they would be equally wonderful potted up with palms in the entrance hallway of a townhouse, or in a formal conservatory or sunroom. Please note that these will not be out of restoration until the end of January, but you can reserve them now!

France, CA 1950-1970.

H: 31.5 in Outer Diameter: 30.5 in  Inner Diameter: 24.5 in

Price:  $5,500, the pair

Ref: CPO 1041

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French Wrought Iron Circular Chandelier Candle Platform

French Wrought Iron Circular Chandelier Candle Platform

We bought this stunning piece because of its truly unique form and glorious patina and have converted it into an unusual chandelier platform. Sporting four rusty hand-wrought chains that loop over a large ceiling hook, we envision it with a plexiglass round cut to size and placed on top of the platform. Then fill up the space with fat pillar candles of various sizes for an amazing chandelier over your dining table. Please note that the chains can easily be shortened if you like. One of a kind!

France, CA 1860.

H: 50.75 in   Diameter: 43 in

Price:  $4,800

Ref: LCH 1018

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Pair of White "Spidlight" Chairs by Douglas Mont for Jetnet with Interior Lights

Pair of White "Spidlight" Chairs by Douglas Mont for Jetnet with Interior Lights

Not our usual fare, but we were completely entranced by the sculptural form, function and interior lighting capability of these chairs. Cast in a single piece from polypropylene, and originally designed by Douglas Mont in 2000 for Jetnet, who has produced them ever since, these chairs rarely are seen in white, which we think is the most appealing of colors for a contemporary pool, garden or loggia. They  feature a tripod base with curved tapering seat back, and a hole to the underside for inserting an electric light. The underside is impressed with the maker's mark. Wonderful condition and very comfortable! Please note that we have not yet changed out the wiring from French to American, but this is included in the price.

France, CA 2000.

H: 30.32 in  D: 32.68 in   W: 29.13 in

Price:  $4,400, the pair

Ref: FCH 1037

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Large Signed French Marble-Topped Cast Iron Table

Large Signed French Marble-Topped Cast Iron Table

Rare for its large size and exquisite striated marble top, this cast iron table is signed "ETAB DELFOUR TOUL" (Toulouse) on its two legs. The antique marble top requires 3 men to lift, but the overall effect of the table is worth the effort. We love the funky blue and black paint on the base, but you may not, and so it can be sandblasted, repainted or powder-coated to your custom specifications. At 6.5 feet in length, it is sufficiently large to seat 6-8 in a garden, on a terrace or indoors as well. An exceptional find!

France, CA 1880.

H: 28 3/8  in  D: 31 5/8 in  W: 78 7/8 in

Price:  $7,800

Ref: FTRE 1015

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SOLD

17th C French Carved Stone Capital Coffee Table Base

This 17th C hand-carved limestone Corinthian Capital is superb in all respects. We envision it as a coffee table base with a thick piece of round or square beveled glass top, so that the beauty of the capital shines through. We paid a fortune for it, but think it is well worth the price! We are selling it without a glass top since costs to ship glass are so enormous, but we can have one cut to your custom specifications if you like. However, we have shown it with our 40 inch square glass top so you can see the effect. Our fabulous restoration man will be coloring the lighter portion of the top, as well as any chips during January, so we hope it will be good to go by the end of the month. Please, however, don't wait to reserve it now. 

France, CA 1680

H: 17 3/8 in   D: 18 3/8 in   W: 18 3/8 in

Price:  SOLD

Ref: FTC 1023

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French Cast Iron Art Nouveau Bistro Table in Anthracite Paint

Marble-Topped French Cast Iron Art Nouveau Bistro Table in Anthracite Paint

Yes, we are suckers for authentic French Art Nouveau table bases and this one does not disappoint. Signed "Modele Depose" and in old anthracite paint with olive-green undertones, it is topped with an antique piece of heavily-veined white cararrra marble that is finished on 3 sides and has 2 front rounded edges. One side of the marble has numerous small blackened chips to it that are shown in the photos. It is most functional as a side table, serving table or writing table, indoors or out, but also makes a wonderful addition to a hallway or bathroom to hold towels and the like. Please note that the base of this table is identical to FTRE 1019, if you would like a pair and want to have your own custom tops cut.

France, CA 1890.

H: 28 7/8 in  D: 22 5/8  in  W: 39 5/8 in

Price:  $2,200

Ref: FTRE 1018 

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Pair of Very Large Willy Guhl Bowl Planters

Pair of Very Large Willy Guhl Bowl Planters

We love these grand shallow planters, designed by the iconic Willy Guhl and made from fiber cement by Eternit SA, who produced all of Guhl's designs. They feature a beautifully-weathered surface, are lightweight, and are durable in all climates. Plant them up with sedum, moss, or a profuse array of annuals and mix a couple with some of our other Willy Guhl planters for a stunning mid-century modern display. Numbered and in excellent condition, these are priced and sold by the pair. Please note that we have an identical pair for sale (CPL 1118) should you want a set of four, and another set of 3 in low heavy iron stands that are also identical in size.

Swiss, CA 1960s.

H: 11.5 in  Diameter: 47.25 in  

Price:  $5,300, the pair

Ref: CPL 1121 a, b

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Pair of Very Large Willy Guhl Bowl Planters

Pair of Very Large Willy Guhl Bowl Planters

Designed by the iconic Willy Guhl in the 1960s and made of strong and lightweight fiber cement by Eternit, SA of Switzerland, these numbered bowl planters are impressive for their size, condition and patina. Plant them up with low mounded moss or sedum for an exceptional contemporary display in your garden or on your terrace or beach house deck. Please note that we have three more identical planters with low, heavy wrought iron stands (CPL 1124) and another identical pair without stands (CPL 1121) should you want seven of this size and quality. 

Swiss, CA 1960s.

Dimensions  H: 11.5 in  Diameter:  47.25 in

Price:  $5,300, the pair

Ref: CPL 1118

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Marble-Topped French Cast Iron Art Nouveau Bistro Table in Rusty Surface

Marble-Topped French Cast Iron Art Nouveau Bistro Table in Rusty Surface

Yes, we are suckers for authentic French Art Nouveau table bases and this one does not disappoint. Sporting an old, rusty surface, the base is topped with an antique piece of white cararra marble with beautiful grey veining. Signed on the base "Modele Depose", it is truly a versatile piece. Use as a side table, serving table or writing table, indoors or out. These tables also make wonderful additions to a hallway or bathroom to hold towels and the like. Please note that the marble top is finished on 3 edges only, so is best placed against a wall.

France, CA 1890.

H: 28.75 in   D: 22 5/8  in   W: 39.75 in

Price:  $2,200

Ref: FTRE 1019

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Rare and Very Large Saucer Fountain by Willy Guhl

Rare, Numbered Very Large Saucer Fountain by Willy Guhl

We were thrilled to find this amazing and very rare fountain designed by the iconic Willy Guhl in the 1960s. This is a form we have never encountered before and it is stunning. Cast in a single piece, the fountain features a hollow well toward the back of the bowl that serves as a receptacle for a fountain pump. The fountain is numbered and dated and was made on June 18, 1973. It is made so that you can dig a hole for the base and site the fountain at grade, or you can appropriately weight it in the well (along with the pump) and it will sit above grade. Alternatively, you or we can have an arm that would attach to the front underside of the fountain bowl to counterbalance the weight when it is filled with water. You can see 5 small holes towards the front of the basin that we filled so it would hold water and we believe they were originally drilled to hold a supporting arm. We have balanced it with a concrete block shown in the photos, but this is not how it would look when installed. The crack shown in photo #9 is presently being restored and will be virtually undetectable when finished. Please call us with any questions you might have about this very rare item.

Swiss, June 18, 1973.

 H: 24 in  Diameter: 58.5 in  

Price:  $10,500

Ref: FOU 1017

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Rare Form French Rectangular Faux Bois Table

Rare Form French Rectangular Faux Bois Table

A rare form that we have never seen before, this rectangular faux bois table dates to the 1920s and is all original. The top is a massive 2.75" thick and you can appreciate the age and construction from looking at the underside. The impeccable patina, laden with moss, makes this table a stand-out and it will retain its glorious green state if placed in a shady and damp area. We always recommend bringing old faux bois pieces inside in harsh winter climates, but this one should do just fine outside year-round if installed on stone or concrete footings to keep moisture from wicking up the feet and into the legs and cracking them from within. Simply killer!

France, CA 1920

H: 30 in  D: 28 in  W: 55 in

Price:  $5,400

Ref: FTRE 1016

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Long English Teak Rectangular Dining Table

Long English Teak Rectangular Dining Table

This large teak table will seat 8-10, and it features a lovely weathered surface that is clean enough to dine on but does not disappoint patina-wise. It is very solid with tight joints and has no wobble to it. The lichened surface on the complementary estate-sized benches (FBE 1067) is truly amazing and takes many decades to achieve this degree of perfection.

England, CA 1960s-1970s.

Table: H: 28 in  D: 35.5 in  W: 86 in

Price:  $4,800  

Ref: FTD 1029

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Pair of Long English Teak Benches

Pair of Long English Teak Benches

The lichened surface on these estate-sized benches is truly amazing and takes many decades to achieve this perfect patina! At almost 8 feet long each, they would be perfect flanking the ends of a long, deep border or use them for outdoor dining.

We bought the benches with a large complementary teak table that will seat 8-10 (FTD 1029), but the benches are slightly longer than the table, so we are selling the benches separately from the table. 

England, CA 1960s-1970s.

Benches H: 35.5 in  D: 23.5 in  W: 93 1/8 in  Seat Height: 16.25 in 

Price:  $8,000, the pair

Ref: FBE 1067

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Mossy French Round Faux Bois Dining Table

Mossy French Round Faux Bois Dining Table

We bought this marvelous weathered round faux bois table solely because of its incredible mossy and lichened surface and 2.75 inch thick top. The table is having a chip restored on the base during January, so it will be good to go at the end of the month, but please feel free to reserve it now. Stunningly beautiful, the table will retain its moss if placed in a shady, slightly damp area, but the moss can also be removed with a stiff brush if you prefer. Comfortably seats four.

France, CA 1950 

Table: H: 29.75 in  Diameter: 45 in

Price:  $6,200

Ref: FTRO 1028

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Unusual French Rectangular Galvanized Steel Dining Table

Unusual French Rectangular Galvanized Steel Dining Table

We adore the funkiness of this pair of hand-made galvanized tables that were constructed to abut each other to make an enormous dining table. A few of the legs have a bit of teak showing through on the legs, but we think this only lends to their charm. Difficult to tell from the photos, the surface features a cross-hatched diamond design with elevated parts, but fortunately, the maker was clever enough to leave the places for diners flat. Definitely one of a kind, these would be equally at home outside in your garden or terrace or inside as a main dining table in an modern or industrial setting. These tables will comfortably seat 10. Please be aware that when we bought these, they were sitting in a garden and so we did not notice that three of the legs on the back table are shorter than the front table and so will require shimming if they are not going back to the garden where you can level them by embedding the front table in the soil. Alternatively, we can cut the front table down to match the back one if they are to sit on a paved surface or inside. Height listed below is for the table with shims. If we cut the legs, the table will be lowered to a finished height of approximately 28 inches.

France, CA 1950s.

H: 29 3/8 in  D: 51.5 in  W: 81 5/8  in

Price:  $3,200

Ref: FTD 1028

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Three Enormous Willy Guhl Saucer Planters

Three Enormous Willy Guhl Saucer Planters

We were fortunate enough to be able to score three of these enormous saucer planters, all in wonderful condition and with beautifully aged patina. The one with chippy aqua paint (that can easily be removed) and the one to the far left in the first photo are a true pair and numbered (and so are authenticated Willy Guhl pieces), but the one to the far right is unnumbered, just a tad taller, and has a slightly different rim, so it may have been made later by Eternit who made all of Willy Guhl's designs or by ÉLO, a French competitor with very similar designs. They would make the perfect accompaniment to our identical form and very rare Willy Guhl fountain (FOU 1017). The planters are made from fiber cement, which is both lightweight and durable in all climates. The scale is striking and mounded with moss or a huge display of sedum, they would be fabulous on the terrace of a large contemporary home or flanking an entranceway. Priced and sold individually.

Swiss, CA 1960s.

Aqua Planter: H: 11.5 in  Diameter: 58.5 in

Left Planter: H: 11.5 in  Diameter: 58.75 in

Right Planter: H 12 in  Diameter: 58.5 in

Price:  $3,600 each

Ref: CPL 1116 a, b, c

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SOLD

Six Large French Vintage Champagne Baskets

These baskets are simply superb! in wonderful condition...they have been cleaned but retain a few wormwood holes that have been treated, they would make marvelous containers for potted plants, fireplace kindling, or storage for towels in a bathroom. Priced and sold individually.

France, CA 1930

H: 29.75 in  Diameter: 45 in

Price:  SOLD

Ref: DSB 1002 a-f

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Enormous Round French Glazed Terracotta Planter/Fountain

Enormous Round French Glazed Terracotta Planter/Fountain

Originally used to boil water for laundry, and known in France as a "Gres", this one is particularly lovely. Its huge size, lovely muted patina, and decorative elements that were hand-imprinted on the exterior of the pot make for a stunning and unusual planter or fountain. It retains its original drain-hole so plumbing is a cinch, and because it is glazed inside and out, it can be left outside year-round in harsh climates provided it is emptied, covered, and raised up a little on feet so that the drain-hole does not become plugged. Imagine it in the center of a low boxwood garden with a tall central flume of water!

France, CA 1840.

H: 28 in  Diameter: 38 5/8 in 

Price:  $6,500

Ref: CPO 1038

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Pair of Life-Sized Cast Marble Greyhounds

Pair of Life-Sized Cast Marble Greyhounds

If you are into dogs, this may be the pair for you! Identical in form, and with a lightly-weathered patina, these life-sized greyhounds don't have a huge amount of age, but they are truly impressive in the flesh. Left outside year-round, they will develop a darker, more weathered patina if left untreated, but we can also coat them for you if you like their pale color or darken the patina. Shown on steel stands in the photos, we have priced them with and without the stands below. Imagine them flanking your front door or the entrance to your garden! Please note there is one old repair to one hind leg of one dog. The stands were custom-made for us from very heavy steel and have just been repainted in a glossy black. 

Italian, CA 1970s

Greyhounds: H: 21.5 in  W: 8.25 in  D: 45 in

Stands: H: 12.25   W: 50  D: 16

Price with Stands:  $13,500, the set

Price without Stands:  $10,500, the pair

Ref: SAN 1066

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Pair of French Beaux Arts Wrought Iron Balcony Dividers or Gates

Pair of French Beaux Arts Wrought Iron and Gilt Balcony Dividers or Gates

This glorious pair of wrought iron balcony dividers were originally used at both ends of a balcony to provide privacy from neighbors. This pair, however, could also be used as swinging or fixed gates, inside or out. With their intricate design and just enough gilding to emphasize their beauty, we envision them outdoors framing the entrance to your secret garden or inside to separate two rooms or as a grand addition to an entranceway. They come complete with two original vertical mounting rails with hinge pins (shown sitting to either side of the gates) for an easy-peasy installation!

France, CA 1880.

H: 68 in  D: 1 in  W: 58 in 

Price:  $6,800, the pair

Ref: POR 1049

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