French Polished Steel Circular Game Rack

French Polished Steel Circular Game Rack

This mid-19th century butchers game rack is superb in all respects and features more sharp hooks than you have hares to hang! Beautifully riveted and polished to a deep burnished gunmetal grey, it would make a wonderful over-island apartment pot rack or the perfect piece from which to dry herbs and flowers. Alternatively, it would make an exquisite bed corona draped with filmy white cotton.

France, CA 1860

H: 21.5 in  Diameter: 19.5 in

Price:  $1,825

Ref: DSG 1002

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18th Century Irish Rustic Stone and Slate Sundial

18th Century Irish Rustic Stone and Slate Sundial

This rustic sundial was hand-carved from stone and features its original and scribed slate dial plate with replaced bronze gnomon. Although the octagonal dial plate has suffered losses over the years, it is beautifully engraved with a central mariner's star, signed "James (illegible)" and dated "17 (illegible)". We replaced the gnomon with a hand-forged bronze one after the original was broken in half during shipment. Judging from the position of the gnomon, the dial was most probably made for a location in the far North, possibly Ulster. It would be perfect in an informal garden, placed in the center of wildflowers and azaleas. Please note there are cracks and losses to the slate dial plate; nicks to the edges of the stone pedestal with repairs, and darkened stone color secondary to the pervasive coal dust in the north of Ireland.

Northern Ireland, CA 1780

H: 40 in  D: 17 in  W: 17 in

Price:  $4,375

Ref: SUN 1006

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Pair of Tall French Painted Steel Faux-Bamboo Étagères

Pair of Tall French Painted Steel Faux-Bamboo Étagères

Outstanding in size and form, these faux bamboo étagères are have a distinctive chinoiserie style and sport chippy white paint. Although they are in perfect structural condition with no wobble, they can always be repainted or sandblasted and powder-coated to your specifications or finished in a sleek low-luster metallic grey. We have thin glass shelves for them (not shown in photos), but you may want to replace them with thicker glass or wooden shelves that will hold heavy items. Perfect in a dining room or bedroom for display pieces, as bookcases in a library, or in a bathroom to hold towels and accessories, they will give you decades of high style and utility.

France, CA 1950

H: 77.75 in  D: 12.75 in  W: 30.75  in

Price:  $5200, the pair

Ref: FET 1001

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Pair of Enormous 18th Century Covered Marble Urns from Oprah Winfrey's Personal Collection

Pair of Enormous 18th Century Covered Marble Urns from Oprah Winfrey's Personal Collection

This exceptionally rare and enormous pair of mid-18th Century covered marble urns come from Oprah Winfrey's Personal Collection and once graced her Montecito estate. Hand-carved from the finest carrara marble by a master Italian artisan in Marchese, they feature their original highly decorative lids, although one of the pineapple finials has been partially replaced. One urn base has a chip to the corner of one foot and both have several old visible repairs to their exterior that is to be expected with urns of this age. These urns are the consummate garden ornaments of the highest quality and style and will MAKE your garden or entranceway inside your home. Weighing in at around 600 pounds each, they will require a forklift or 6 strong men to place. Each has a newish stainless steel pintle that is mortared to the inside of each bowl that makes insertion into the bases very easy. Both urns are extremely solid with no wobble and can be left outside year-round in all climates, although they will continue to weather and sugar over the years if left outside. Imagine them raised up on a wall flanking the entrance to your garden or atop stone gate piers at the front of your estate. In summary, no description can adequately describe the extraordinary beauty and craftsmanship of these urns. Please note that the feet measure 13 inches x 12.75 inches.

Marchese, Italy, CA 1750

H: 46.5 in  D: 27 in  Foot: 13 in x 12.75 in

Price:  $56,000, the pair

Ref: OW 1001

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Set of English Lead Four Seasons from Oprah Winfrey's Private Collection

Set of English Lead Four Seasons from Oprah Winfrey's Private Collection

A spectacular set of four lead figures, each representing a different season, are raised up on large plinth blocks of limestone with a beveled top edge. From Oprah Winfrey's personal collection, where they once graced her Montecito estate, they would make a stunning display in the center of four boxwood squares and a superb focal point in your parterre. From the left in the first photo, the figures represent Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn. Winter has a hooded cloak wrapped tightly around her, Spring features a crown of leaves and holds a cluster of leaves and grapes, Summer holds a garland of flowers, and Autumn holds a scythe in one hand and a sheaf of wheat tucked under her arm. Unsigned, but with lovely detailing, the figures sport a beautifully-weathered patina, as do the tops and some sides of the limestone plinths. The condition of the figures is perfect, with no breaks or repairs (and only a few squirrel nibbles on some of the feet), while the limestone plinths are in very good condition with only a few chips and nicks incurred in shipping that will soon weather-over. There is a slight variation in the dimensions of the figures, but they generally measure 31 inches high, while the plinths uniformly measure 18 inches square x 20.75 inches high. Dimensions below are the maximum for all figures. Please call if you would like individual measurements for the figures.

England, CA 1930

H:  52.25 in  D: 18 in  W: 18 in

Price:  $38,000, the set

Ref: OW 1002

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French Napoleon III Walnut Full-Length Dressing Mirror

French Napoleon III Walnut Full-Length Dressing Mirror

This gorgeous and very unusual hand-carved walnut dressing mirror has its original brass ormolu mounts and the original beveled mirror. A stunning carved laurel wreath with crossed torchieres crowns the top and elegant reeded columns on each side finish the look. A wow piece for your dressing room or long hallway. Please note there is a horizontal age crack to the top of frame, as well as a couple of minor nicks to the frame.  The mirror is in wonderful condition.  

France, CA 1870

H: 82.5 in  D: 4 in  W: 39.5 in

Price:  $6,400

Ref: DMI 1028

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Two Identical English Cast Stone Crouched Panthers

Two Identical English Cast Stone Crouched Panthers

We love the rare form and subject of these figures and their sinuous movement is evident in every detail of the casting. They feature a well-patinated surface with lichen and are in perfect condition. They may be used as a pair, but as they are identical, we are selling them individually. Wonderful by a pond, lurking under a weeping willow, or with both flanking the entrance to your garden or home, you will love these!

England, CA 1970

H: 13.5 in  W: 11 in  D: 42 in

Price:  $2,400 each

Ref: SAN 1074

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Pair of 19th C French Wrought Iron Vineyard Entrance Gates from Bordeaux

Pair of 19th C French Wrought Iron Vineyard Entrance Gates from Bordeaux

These gates are absolute stunners! All hand-wrought from heavy iron and sourced from a vineyard in Bordeaux, they feature their original green paint with mild surface rusting. Their spectacular detailing and craftsmanship is evident throughout and clearly they were made by a master blacksmith. One vertical bottom bar has been straightened by our metalsmith, and he has also replaced a missing piece on the center finial. Lastly, he has re-made all six of the hinges, as four were broken or missing and the other two made of metric size that could not be matched in the US. They have a magnificent presence and would make the perfect entrance to a large garden or in front of your home. Please note that the metal restoration has resulted in the loss of some of the existing paint, but we have done our best to color-match the old paint. However, the final product does show a bit of difference between the original and touch-up paint. Alternatively, we can have them sandblasted and repainted or powder-coated to your custom specifications for an up-charge. Email us for a quote on this, please. PLEASE NOTE: the early 20th C lock-box on the gates is bent and non-functional, so it will either need to be replaced with another one or, alternatively, another less obvious closure solution can be devised and custom-made for a modest up-charge.

France, CA 1860.

H: 73.5 in  D: 1.5 in  W: 98 in

Price:  $13,900, the pair

Ref: POR 1050

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Heavily-Lichened French Cast Stone Pot in Wrought Iron Stand

Heavily-Lichened French Cast Stone Pot in Wrought Iron Stand

This lovely pot loos like terracotta, but is actually made of cast stone with a terracotta finish. It has a heavily-lichened surface with beautifully mossing that will continue to grow as long as the pot is placed in a damp and shady spot. It features its original hand-wrought iron stand that elevates the pot to enable drainage. When we bought it, it had a large hole in the underside that we have had seamlessly restored by our master artisan and the repair is undetectable. Lovely as an object d'art in your garden or to hold a planting of wavy grasses, this one does not disappoint! Dimensions below are overall, but the pot alone measures 20.5 in high x 17 in diameter, while the stand measures 3.5 in high x 12.25 in diameter.

France, CA 1910.

H: 22 in  Diameter: 17 in

Price:  $1,100

Ref: CPO 1042

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Round Coalbrookdale Cast Iron Table Base with Replaced Aluminum Top

Round Coalbrookdale Cast Iron Table Base with Replaced Aluminum Top

Coalbrookdale was THE English Foundry in the 19th Century and became famous for its coke-smelting process that enabled the production of inexpensive cast iron pieces for the home and garden so that garden ornament became affordable even for the middle class. This table features an original Coalbrookdale waveform base with incredibly crisp casting detail, CA 1880 with a lovely, but replaced, pierced aluminum top, CA 1960. It has been sandblasted and powder-coated in a soft white finish so that you will never have to worry about rust again. Pair this table with our Scottish Wrought Iron Bench (Stock #FBE 1035) for a timeless look on your patio or as a perfect spot for cocktails in the garden.

England, CA 1880 & 1960

H: 28.5 in  Diameter: 27.25 in  

Price:  $2,950

Ref: FTRO 1015

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Harlequin Set of Eight Steel Stak-A-Bye Chairs, Newly Powder-Coated

Harlequin Set of Eight Steel Stak-A-Bye Chairs, Newly Powder-Coated

We love "Stak-a-Bye" chairs for their supreme comfort and sleek styling, and have recently had these sandblasted and powder-coated in a sleek brushed aluminum color that goes with everything. And you will never have to worry about rust again! Wonderful on a terrace or in your garden around a table, they will bring you years of pleasure and service. Originally designed by Harry Sebel and produced by the Stak-A-Bye Company, these chairs have become iconic mid-century pieces. Four of the chairs (back row) are identical with no detailing to the seats, and measure 33 in high x 18 in wide x 18.5 in deep. Four have detailing to the seats but vary slightly in size. Two measure 33 in high x 17.75 in wide x 18.5 in deep, while the other pair measures 32.5 in high x 18 in wide x 18.5 in deep.

English, CA 1950.

Price:  $6,800, the set of eight

Ref: FCH 1004 + FCH 1005

 

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Rare Small French Melon Cloche Hanging Light

Rare Small French Melon Cloche Hanging Light

We have accumulated quite a collection of normal-sized bell and melon cloches, but this one is particularly special because of its rare smaller size. We have converted the hand-blown glass cloche into a lighting fixture with custom-made triple lighting cluster (3 candle bulbs with a max wattage of 75W), frame, three suspension chains, six feet of cord and additional chain, and a matching canopy with cross-bracket, all in a dark black/brown expresso color. This cloche, originally used for protecting tender plants, is clear, indicating it was rarely used in the garden, if at all. It would make a beautiful fixture for a powder room or small hallway and serves to bring the outdoors in! Please note that the dimensions listed below are for the glass cloche only. The fixture's drop from the intersection of the three chains is 27" and you need at least a 29" drop clearance to install it with the canopy. Of course, you can add height using all or part of the 6 ft. long chain and we can adjust the height upwards if you need it for a modest up-charge.

France, CA 1880.

H: 10.25 in  Diameter: 14 in

Price:  $2,950

Ref: LCMC 1009

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Magnificent 19th C French Wrought Iron 24 Ft. Long Pergola with Original Brackets

Magnificent 19th C French Wrought Iron 24 Ft. Long Pergola with Original Brackets

This is truly a very special piece! Sourced from a bistro in Lyon, France, this massive curved-end wrought iron pergola is 24 feet long and features decorative rosettes, its original paint with surface rusting throughout, and four enormous hand-wrought brackets. The frame was originally inserted into a stone wall with the brackets supporting the 4 intersecting rails to provide shade for the bistro's diners. The original insertion parts are still on the brackets, but we have had a massive steel back railing constructed to support the entire structure, as the original one was left behind in the bistro's walls. The frame is now meant to be wall-mounted on a very sturdy wall. The frame separates into two 12 foot long pieces, making transport a bit more easy, but the total frame weight is around 2500 lbs, so a forklift is required to load and unload. A very special piece that you will never find again, it will make your garden!

France, CA 1870

Pergola: H: 3.94 in  D: 51.5 in  W: 24 feet

Brackets: H: 57.88 in  D: 42.52 in  W: 1.96 in

Price:  $26,500

Ref: POR 1025

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French Arch-Top Square Arbor with Eight-Armed Plant Hanger

French Arch-Top Square Arbor with Eight-Armed Plant Hanger

This combination of pieces is truly stunning. The 19th Century square wrought iron arbor has been heightened by seamlessly adding several feet of matching pointed steel stakes to each leg that makes insertion into the ground a breeze. The similarly-aged eight-armed plant hanger is all hand-forged and has been hung from the center of the arbor to create more visual mass and provide a spot to hang 8 lush flower pots that will provide immediate shade while your climbers are getting started on the frame. When installed and planted, you will have a fabulous garden centerpiece that can fit a small table and four chairs for dining or, as shown in the photos, house a large fountain for added oomph. Please note that the copper fountain is not included in the price, but is available for $11,750.

France, CA 1880

Arbor: H: 84.75 in  D: 65.5 in  W: 65.5 in

Plant Hanger: H: 20 in  Diameter: 54.5 in

Price:  $8,800, the two pieces

Ref: POR 1046 & CPL 1004

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Set of Five French Cast Stone Bowl Urns on Bases

Set of Five French Cast Stone Bowl Urns on Bases

We love these cast stone cup-shaped urns for their wonderful and unusual form, as well as for their lovely weathered patina. Each in two detached parts when we found them, our restoration expert has placed stainless steel pintels in the bases for security and so the bowls can be removed from the bases for easy shipping. One pair is in excellent condition, while the other three have old repairs to the bowls that have been done in grey cement and are visible when the urns are unplanted. However, all five urns are solid structurally and if you plant them with dripping annuals, no one but you will be the wiser. It is quite rare to find five matching large urns and these are very desirable because of their large planting wells, simple form and height. Please note the interior depth on the planting wells is 13 inches high x 12 inches diameter. The exterior diameter of the bowls is 16 inches. Priced and sold as a set.

France, CA 1920.

H: 24.25 in D: 11.25 in (base) W: 11.25 in (base)

Price:  $5,500, the set of five

Ref: CUR 1075

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Rare French Faux Bois Pond with Arched Bridge

Rare French Faux Bois Pond with Arched Bridge

Now here is a show-stopper for lovers of faux bois! The very rare single-piece kidney-shaped pond is sufficiently deep to float water plants or pot it up with your favorite flowers or veggies. The moss-laden bridge is original to the pond, but lifts off for easy transport and you can walk on it! There is a small old repair to the back edge of the bridge that is very solid and in no way impacts looks or serviceability. The pond is meant to be sunk into the ground, but is also very attractive left above grade. We have applied multiple coats of black rubberized sealant on the exterior of the pond, as well as fixed the cracks and applied waterproof sealant on the entire interior, so the pond is watertight. We would recommend that this piece not be installed below grade in a garden located in harsh climates because the freeze-thaw cycle will wreak havoc with the pond. It will, however, be perfectly fine left outdoors year-round in cold climates if placed on feet or footings, left above grade, emptied and covered for the winter. The bridge will be fine left uncovered. For the true faux bois connoisseur, this is a piece not to be missed.

France, CA 1930.

Pond: H: 10.5 in  D: 42 in  W: 82.5 in

Bridge: H: 14.5 in  D: 34 in  W: 16.5 in

Price:  $13,500

Ref: FOU 1015

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Rare French Purple Glass Melon Cloche Light

Rare French Purple Glass Melon Cloche Light

It is exceptionally rare to find purple cloches of this quality with their knobs intact and we were fortunate enough to score two on our most recent buying trip. Normally green in color,  these cloches are purple because of the higher lead content in them that poses no danger to you or your installer. We have converted them into hanging pendant lights, each with a triple candlelight cluster that takes three bulbs up to 75W each. The fixture is being sold with a custom-made iron frame in an espresso color, as well as 6 feet of matching cord, chain, and a ceiling canopy with interior cross bar for easy installation. Please see Stock #LCMC 1019 for the other purple cloche, just in case you want a pair. The dimensions below are for the cloche only. When hung, the height from where the three chains meet to the bottom of the knob is 27.25" and you can decide the drop. Minimum drop is 30" if you just want to hang the fixture from where the 3 chains meet, accounting for the canopy and ceiling attachment. If you need a longer cord and chain, please let us know and we can have the piece re-worked to your custom specifications for a modest up-charge. Beautiful over a table, in a hallway, or your conservatory, these cloche lights bring the outdoors inside!

France, CA 1870

H: 13.5 in  Diameter: 17.25 in

Price:  $3,350

Ref: LCMC 1020

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Large English Cast Iron Wall Planter Dated "1914"

Large English Cast Iron Wall Planter Dated "1914"

This stunning wall planter was originally the water-hopper for a firehouse in Norfolk England. We stripped its flaking paint and polished it to a high gloss followed by multiple coats of clear-coating, so rust will not become an issue for many years. It comes complete with a perforated bottom to drain water efficiently. It weighs on the order of 150 pounds, so it will need to be installed into stone or joints with heavy bolts, but what an effect! Pot it up with a profuse array of annuals or plant  small trimmed topiary in it for best effect.

England, CA 1914.

H: 20 5/8 in  D: 14.75 in  W: 31 3/8 in

Price:  $2,400

Ref: CPL 1045

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Tall 17th C French Mossy Elaborately Hand-Carved Limestone Finial

Tall 17th C French Mossy Elaborately Hand-Carved Limestone Finial

This ancient tall finial once served as the capstone for an important building and is known as an "Epí de Faîtage". Its carving is sensational and it has developed an exceptional patina over the course of 350 years that includes a heavy growth of moss. The moss was a bit dry when these photos were taken, but it will return to its lustrous green if placed in a shady and moist area of your garden. The base of the finial base has an area of loss on the back side, but nothing that compromises its beauty or durability. Further, we believe the topmost finial is a later replacement. We have placed the finial on a separate piece of stone to further elevate it, but you may choose not to, as it is stable without the additional block of stone. Perfect as a focal centerpiece in your rose or herb garden or enjoy it in a woodland garden where the greening will be maximized. Please note that we have listed the dimensions below without the additional block of stone that measures 15.5 inches wide x 12 inches deep x 7.5 inches high, so the overall height of the finial with the block is 47.75 inches.

France, CA 1680.

H: 41 in D: 12 in base  W: 13.25 in base

Price:  $6,800

Ref: FBF 1062

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Rare French Purple Glass Melon Cloche Light

Rare French Purple Glass Melon Cloche Light

It is exceptionally rare to find purple cloches of this quality with their knobs intact and we were fortunate enough to score two on our most recent buying trip. Normally green in color,  these cloches are purple because of the higher lead content in them that poses no danger to you or your installer. We have converted them into hanging pendant lights, each with a triple candlelight cluster that takes three bulbs up to 75W each. The fixture is being sold with a custom-made iron frame in an espresso color, as well as 6 feet of matching cord, chain, and a ceiling canopy with interior cross bar for easy installation. Please see Stock #LCMC 1020 for the other purple cloche, just in case you want a pair. The dimensions below are for the cloche only. When hung, the height from where the three chains meet to the bottom of the knob is 27.25" and you can decide the drop. Minimum drop is 30", if you just want to hang the fixture from where the 3 chains meet, accounting for the canopy and ceiling attachment. If you need a longer cord and chain, please let us know and we can have the piece re-worked to your custom specifications for a modest up-charge. Beautiful over a table, in a hallway, or your conservatory, these cloche lights bring the outdoors inside!

France, CA 1870

H: 13.5 in  Diameter: 17.25 in

Price:  $3,350

Ref: LCMC 1019

CONTACT US: tracey@theelementalgarden.com