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GALVANIZED CATWALK CONSOLE

A simple iron base holds a piece of a galvanized catwalk. Metamorphosis!

SOLD

   

BOSTON HARBOR STUMP SIDE TABLE

These weathered and textured cut fragments were originally from the forms for making ships at the Boston Shipyard. Buried for years, now reclaimed.

SOLD

             
 

VINTAGE METAL STORAGE CABINET

Two drawers, two doors. And inside the doors? More drawers. A real utilitarian piece with a great look.

SOLD

   

METAL MESH SIDE TABLE

From a young, creative Manila designer, this is real mesh steel, not wire. Go ahead. Stand on it.

SOLD

             
 

VINTAGE IRON CHAIR AND TABLE SET

1940s vintage; two substantial iron armchairs with faux-cane backs and seats in iron. Table base topped with a casting of an old wicker tabletop. All very amusing.

SOLD

   

ANTIQUE BAMBOO SIDE TABLE

Delicate and gorgeous, but sturdy, with woven tops upper and lower.

SOLD

             
 

KEBANA KAGOU by SHOCHIKUSAI OKUBO

A real gem from the late 19th c. bamboo master, #1 student of Chikkunsai I, who spawned seven generations of followers. Unmatched grace and workmanship. Signed.

SOLD

   

HUMMINGBIRD FIREPLACE SCRIM

This fireplace scrim sports a hummingbird motif. Made to order for Pergola by a skilled southern artisan.

SOLD

             
 

JAPANESE OIL JAR

19th c. large Japanese utilitarian container from Shigaraki. Great patina.

SOLD

   

TAISHO PERIOD IRON TAKA (HAWK)

From Japan, of course. Piece-cast decorative art from a very creative period in Japanese cultural history.

SOLD

             
 

PRESERVED FUNGI

This three-layered giant shelf mushroom from Japan is 300 years old! Completely preserved and intact.

SOLD

   

SUISEKI

A traditional Japanese "philosoper's stone," used for meditation and contemplation.

SOLD

             
 

OLD BARNACLE-ENCRUSTED BOTTLES

These were recently brought up by divers in the Caribbean. No telling how old they are, but gorgeously covered with barnacles.

SOLD

   

20th C. FRENCH CHAIR AND TABLE SET

This vintage 1950s French bistro set is in perfect condition. Four chairs and a table. Must see quick.

SOLD

             
 

OSTRICH

Sculptor Peter Woytuk's original miniature bronze models for the 9-ft ostriches that occupy Broadway & W. 86th. At a steal.

SOLD

   

SHIGARAKI TSUBO

A 350-year-old large Shigaraki vessel. You only have to touch it to know how special it is.

SOLD

             
 

19th C. 4-DOOR CONSOLE CABINET

From Western China, it was originally longer, but resized and refitted (; with working hinges) from original materials. Original paint...fantastic.

SOLD

   

WOVEN BASKET

A formal kimono basket with iron hardware, just waiting to become a coffee table.

SOLD

             
 

ANTLER LAMP

From our friends in Texas, lamp base is constructed of mule deer antlers. Whipstitched rawhide shade.

SOLD

   

MID-CENTURY FRIEZE LAMP

Originally used to apply pattern to wallpaper, repurposed as an elegant, tall table lamp.

SOLD

             
tibetan oxcart axle  

ANTIQUE TIBETAN OXCART AXLE

Hand-carved and well-used, this axle is banded with carved, curved wood overlay. An object to be admired, it also looks great with a plant emerging from the center.

SOLD

   

LEAF UMBRELLA MOBILE

NY Artist Catherine Latson has created endlessly fascinating preserved leaf mobiles from wooden umbrella frames.

SOLD

             
 

MARBLE BUDDHA

Contemporary carved Buddha in natural white marble. Japan.

SOLD

   

SHIGARAKI FROG

Early 1800s terracotta garden frog from the famed kilns of Shigaraki, Japan.

SOLD

             
 

MINKA PAINTING ON DOOR PANELS

Sumi-e (ink & brush) painting on Edo Period cabinet door panels, depicting an ancient minka-roofed house.

SOLD

   

1920S STEEL & WOOD INDUSTRIAL FIXTURE

Drawer and door both lock with padlocks. The incredible patina of the wood top is exceeded only by that of the aged steel.

SOLD

             
 

EARLY 1800S SAKIORI MAT

Remnants of rare Japanese men's winter kimonos are loomed together with hemp thread in the time-honored Sakiori style, backed by beautiful antique indigo fabric.

SOLD

   

JAPANESE SUDARE

19th c. bamboo window scrim, each piece cut by hand, surrounded by gorgeous silk textile. And in perfect condition!

SOLD

             
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ANTIQUE BELGIAN BAKELITE BUCKETS

These are the original Bakelite garden (or champagne?) buckets -- from Belgium, where the technique originated.

SOLD

   

TALL IRON FINIAL

This is the real thing, folks, not those repros you see around. Tall and imposing indoors or out.

SOLD

             
void console  

PLASMA CUT STEEL CONSOLE TABLE

Made for us by a Michigan artisan. He starts with a slab of steel, then voids out sections with a plasma cutting machine and fills them with an elegant cementitious mix.

SOLD

  void console  

VINTAGE FRENCH WINE CRATE & BOTTLES

Early 20th c. French crate with 18 bottles - one of them full and still corked!

SOLD

             
 

SHIGARAKI YAKI

19th c. Shigaraki "watermelon" glaze large sake vessel. A real collector's item.

SOLD

   

JAPANESE MARUBAKE

Made from densely-packed deer hair, these round brushes were used for applying pigment to wood block prints or textiles.

SOLD

             
cantilevered clamshell chair  

1940s CLAMSHELL PORCH CHAIRS

Also called the "cantilevered tulip" chair, what makes this pair spectacular is the original paint patina and the arms rests, which you don't find on the later, popular 1950s version.

SOLD

   

MERCHANT'S DRAWER SAFE

This 19th c. Japanese lockbox features a secret drawer that can't be opened (or seen) until the top is unlocked.

SOLD

             
Kingsley Bate Adirondack chair  

VINTAGE KINGSLEY BATE TEAK ADIRONDACKS

Already weathered, these teak Adirondack chairs are top of the line for the Virginia-based company.

SOLD

  Dragon Vase  

CHINESE DRAGON TSUBO

We loved this particular cachepot for the specific hue of blue that sometimes is just right.

SOLD

             
teak side table  

RUSTIC TEAK SIDE TABLE

This beautiful slab of natural teak will weather outdoors or add organic texture to one end of a sofa. It's even large enough for a smallish coffee table.

SOLD

  giant clam shell  

GIANT CLAM SHELL

Gigantic, and gorgeous, and genuine! Circa 1000, BC, not last year. You'll see the difference.

SOLD

             
 

PAIR OF WEATHERED TEAK CHAIRS

The lichen, built up over years, gives it that special touch that can't be bought new. Very well made!

SOLD

   

VINTAGE WEATHERED TEAK BENCH

This one's my favorite. Patina like this goes a long way.

SOLD

             
 

WEATHERED TEAK VINTAGE SMITH & HAWKEN BENCH

Yes, from back when Smith & Hawken was owned by real people of those names, and not a giant corporation.

SOLD

   

PRESERVED JUNIPER ROOT

You have to see it. One of the more intriguing and elegant natural sculptures ever.

SOLD

             
 

ANTIQUE IRON RECTANGULAR PLANTERS

Iron, coated in zinc. Beautifully aged, incredibly heavy, yet elegant.

SOLD

   

LARGE SHIGARAKI MELON GLAZE TSUBO

It's a rarity to find one this large outside of Japan. 19th c. Shigaraki jar with recognizeable glaze. The long neck makes it rarer still.

SOLD

             
Aged Terracotta Urn -Vietnamese  

AGED TERRACOTTA URN

From Vietnam (they're our friends now, folks), but has a Hindu, kind of Angkor Wat feel. A real statement piece.

SOLD

   

TAISHO PERIOD CRANES ON ROCK WITH TURTLE

The turtle and crane combination in Japanese folklore is said to bring good fortune and longevity.

SOLD

             
 

19TH C JAPANESE IKEBANA DISPLAY BASKET

This is a really special piece, adorned with a large hooped handle that surrounds the display.

SOLD

   

KYOTO LOCKBOX

19th c merchant's lockable money box. Lot's of history AND great hardware!

SOLD

             
 

VINTAGE GALVANIZED TROLLEY TABLE

The perfectly-sized industrial side table, with a surprise...the top slides back to reveal hidden storage space inside.

SOLD

   

CEDAR HEARTWOOD BENCH

Hand made just for Pergola, we have two of these year-round outdoor pieces (each different in size and shape) in store.

SOLD

             
 

SHIGARAKI YAKI

19th century classic Shigaraki "melon glaze" storage jars, in three sizes. You can't find these for a better price even in a Kyoto shop.

SOLD

   

BRONZE & IRON HAWK

Taisho Period (1912-1926) piece-cast hawk sculpture on tree mount. Japan

SOLD

             
cast urn planters  

1960s CAST URN PLANTERS
Tall and very heavy, these are year-round outdoor objets with a fantastic patina.

SOLD

   

RECLAIMED RIVERWOOD BENCH

Old, old hard wood, rescued from rivers, has a texture that can't be recreated today. Heavy and sturdy fireside bench.

SOLD

             
Dutch Gazebo  

VINTAGE DUTCH TOLE GAZEBO

Painted hexagonal gazebo with bird finial. Late 20th-century, Holland. Only 5 available in the U.S. (There's one on 1st Dibs for $18K.)

SOLD

  1850s Fountain  

1860s CASCADING FOUNTAIN
Classic garden elegance! Tall three-tiered fountain features unusual Egyptian mythological birds around the base.

SOLD

             
 

SOUKO-TO (ART WAREHOUSE DOOR)

This humidity door is fabricated of hinoki cypress, straw, bamboo and 150-year-old Japanese earth. Now it's an artwork in its own right. Original hardware, perfect state of deconstruction.

SOLD

   

EASTERN EUROPEAN SHELVING UNIT

Real old-world stuff...and sturdy! Lower shelf offers multiple design options.

SOLD

   

 

     

 

 

FEATHERED HEAD DRESS

From Camaroon, all natural feathered headdress. (Or wall hanging? I mean, who wears feathered headdresses anymore?)

SOLD

   

BIZEN, KYUSHU, SHIGARAKI

Each from a different one of the six ancient kilns of Japan, all 19th c. and unusual. Our own picks.

SOLD

   

 

     

 

antique.garden.room.bench  

ANTIQUE WOOD & IRON GARDEN ROOM BENCH
A truly unique design statement, this 19th c. bench has a two-sided hardwood top, banded with iron and connected by iron rods. It shows its age in the intricacy of the construction.

SOLD

  cattail scrim  

IRON CATTAIL FIREPLACE SCRIM

Want to hide that black hole of a fireplace when it's not in use? (Like this last winter?) A decorative wrought iron scrim fills the bill. Also available in pinecone & branch motif.

SOLD

   

 

     

 

void console  

IRON TIGER

Japanese Meiji Era (1868-1912) hand-cast and hand-painted iron tiger sculpture; pretty amazing detail and patina.

SOLD

  galvanized lamps  

VINTAGE GALVANIZED HANGING LAMPS
A very cool pair, if we do say so, replete with old industrial chains, and re-wired with heavy-duty wiring.

SOLD

             
Carved Stone Frog  

CARVED LIMESTONE FROG
Charming shade garden addition sports some lovely moss.

SOLD

  Cast Iron Urn on Plinth  

19TH CENTURY IRON URN ON PLINTH
In weathered green paint, this bold garden element stands on its own as a focal point.

SOLD

             
Galvanized English Dolly Tub Planters  

VINTAGE GALVANIZED ENGLISH DOLLY TUB
As a planter this can be left outdoors year-round. As an umbrella stand it offers a nice rustic touch.

SOLD

  iron fern chair  

ANTIQUE ENGLISH GARDEN CHAIR
A fern leaf motif decorates this unusual 19th c. piece-cast iron garden chair. Original paint, very, very heavy. Find the right spot and leave it there.

SOLD

             
Antique Iron Table and Chairs  

1940s ELEGANT IRON GARDEN TABLE & CHAIRS
Superbly-crafted of iron and iron mesh. The chairs are as comfortable as you'll find anywhere. Clever camouflage paint for garden installation.

SOLD

 

Faux Bois Bench

 

FAUX MESQUITE BENCH
Taking faux bois to a new level, this bench was cast from antique mesquite pieces.

SOLD

             
Japanese Rosewood Burl Stump Table  


JAPANESE ROSEWOOD BURL STUMP
Top and bottom flattened, a stunning side table or fireside stool.

SOLD

  Japanese Transport Vessel  

ANTIQUE JAPANESE TRANSPORT VESSEL
This rustic and elegant earthenware vessel was made to transport liquids in the hold of a ship. The ropes are to keep them from banging together. Great design elements!

SOLD

             
Marble/Iron Table  

INDUSTRIAL IRON / MARBLE TABLE
Iron machine base topped with a very old marble slab. When we found it, the marble was so black it was unrecognizable. Cleaned now to just the right degree.

SOLD

  Slatted Chair  

BELGIAN STACKING CHAIR
Oak and rusted steel. What's not to love? With a sophisticated design, these stacking chairs store easily for convenience.

SOLD

             
Bronze Tea Ceremony Bowl  

LATE EDO-PERIOD TEA CEREMONY BOWL
We found this on our last trip to Kyoto. What spoke to me more than the creature was the excuisite rim border. Originally used in Japanese tea ceremony. Bronze, one piece.

SOLD

  English Ironwork Bench  

FABULOUS ENGLISH GARDEN BENCH
Wonderfully-aged painted iron work with lichened planks. We've never seen one just like it.

SOLD

             
Antique Bowl  

ANTIQUE WOOD BOWL
It's the extensive copper patching that makes it. That kind of effort means it was clearly worth a great deal to someone.

SOLD

  cast iron stag  

VINTAGE PAINTED IRON STAG
He's been our garden mascot for years; but we'd let him go to the right home. 1950-60s vintage, and massively heavy.

SOLD

             
19th C Mexican Mission School Bench  

19TH C MEXICAN MISSION SCHOOL BENCH

Punishment was the order of the day in mission schools. Not a reading chair, but great for putting on your shoes at the foot of the bed. Original paint.

SOLD

  Hawk Print  

HAWK PRINT

From Elizabeth Lucas, these vintage bookplates are printed with layers of paint, stain, and encaustic on recycled cardboard. This one's a real beauty.

SOLD

             
Vintage Galvanized File Cabinet  

VINTAGE GALVANIZED FILE CABINET

When we saw the patina on this piece we flipped. The perfect mud room piece for muck shoes, gloves, scarves, tools. You'll never trip again. Six big, empty drawers await you.

SOLD

  Burmese Stand  

BURMESE CANDLE STAND
Hand carved, this tall stand can serve a large pillar candle or a sizeable plant. The carving has most interesting twists.

SOLD

             
Four Panel Japanese Sumi-E Byoubu  

FOUR-PANEL JAPANESE SUMI-E BYOUBU

Painted with brush and ink, this signed work makes a strong design statement.

SOLD

  20th Century Ikebana Display Basket  

EARLY 20TH C IKEBANA DISPLAY BASKET

The craftsmanship in these baskets warms the heart. This one comes with a bamboo flower holder inside.

SOLD

             
Kimono Tansu  

KIMONO TANSU

Meiji Period (1868-1912) two-part hinoki cypress tansu (chest) for kimono storage...or Blu Ray player? Original hardware.

SOLD

  Iron Cedar Chairs  

PAIR OF IRON & CEDAR OUTDOOR CHAIRS

Weathered, rich, and beautiful. (Sound like someone you know?)

SOLD

             
African Feather Headdress  

AFRICAN FEATHER HEADDRESS

Okay folks, this piece is extraordinary. Hailing from Camaroon, it's made up of probably a thousand feathers of various exotic birds.

SOLD

  Copper Free-standing Bird Feeder  

19TH CENTURY COPPER BIRD FEEDER ON POST
Well-used, but in first-rate condition, this bird feeder has many fascinating elements.

SOLD

             
Chojiro-Style Chawan  

CHOJIRO-STYLE CHAWAN

Unglazed, hand-moulded, Raku tea bowl. Kyoto area, late 16th - early 17th c. The best one I've seen outside a museum collection!

SOLD

  Kyoto Roadside Jizzo  

KYOTO ROADSIDE JIZZO

Guardian of travelers and children, the jizzo offers hope along the long road of life. We found this one just outside Kyoto. Early 19th c.

SOLD

             
Japanese Tetsudoro  

JAPANESE TETSUDORO

Late Edo Period iron "yuki" garden lantern.

SOLD

  Beech Umbrella  

BEECH UMBRELLA

Another magical piece from Catherine Latson, The beech leaves are harvested in winter, pressed and preserved. The handle is of bittersweet vine. Voila...a hanging sculpture.

SOLD

             
Kagou Ikebana Basket  

KAGOU IKEBANA BASKET

Completely hand-crafted without glues or fasteners. 19th c. Japan. An extraordinary example, and a signed artwork.

SOLD

  Meiji Period Cast Bronze Tsubo  

MEIJI PERIOD CAST BRONZE TSUBO

This mid-1800s bronze is an excellent example of the Japanese carving craftsmanship of the time. The hawk motif is a favorite of ours, and this is a signed artwork piece.

SOLD

             
Edo Period Tansu  

EDO PERIOD 18-DRAWER TANSU
Late 1700s - early 1800s Japanese tansu, found at Kyoto auction. All original hand-hammered hardware intact. Vintage soapstone top added. Gorgeous patina.

SOLD

  Carved Stone Iguana  

CARVED LIMESTONE IGUANA
The third of our featured one-of-a-kind mossed creatures, this one is our favorite.

SOLD

             
Hand-carved Owl with Branch  

LARGE HAND-CARVED LIMESTONE OWL
This moss-covered garden ornament is one of a kind. Owl sits on a branch, with bough sticking up to the left.

SOLD

  pecan and iron bowl  

PECAN BOWL
The entire side of a pecan tree mounted on an ornate forged iron base creates a compelling object of focus.

SOLD

             
Christopher Marley's Elegans  

RECLAIMED WOOD AND STEEL END TABLES
Repurposed from reclaimed materials, this pair has a masculine sensibility. The right height for a stool, end table, or side table.

SOLD

  1940s Aluminum Set  

1940s CAST ALUMINUM GARDEN SET
Sturdy cast aluminum, not like today's, makes this set of two chairs and settee impervious to weather. Original paint.

SOLD

             
Edo Period Jisso Guardian  

EARLY EDO PERIOD CARVED JISSO
Shinto roadside deity protects travelers and children. Carved from granite, this one dates to mid-1600s.

SOLD

  antique blacksmith's anvil  

18TH C. BELGIAN BLACKSMITH'S ANVIL
Now an upright object of admiration, this anvil once had as its purpose the forging of a single type of object.

SOLD

             
faux bois ceramic stool  

FAUX BOIS CERAMIC STOOL
Kiln-fired glazed ceramic, this faux bois stool can also be used as an end table, indoors or out.

SOLD

  steel rolling cart  

STEEL ROLLING WORK CART
American-made, this one is more substantial than any we've found. Perfect condition for its age, rolls easily...bar cart anyone?

SOLD

             
Brazilian Frog Oil on Canvas  

LARGE OIL ON CANVAS PAINTING
Painted by a reclusive artist in Brazil, this original oil painting is done on heavy, reclaimed, vintage sailcloth from local ships, and attached to top and bottom dowels for easy hanging.

SOLD

  seashell treasure box  

SEASHELL TREASURE BOX
California designer Nate Ricketts offered us with this (actually useful) treasure trove of underwater secrets, comprised of the most unusual types of coral -- and even a sea horse.

SOLD

             
Olive Tubs  

VINTAGE OLIVE GATHERING BUCKETS
These Mediterranean items were used for draining olives in the field. But presto...now they're rustic caches pots for potted plants.

SOLD

   

EDO PERIOD TWO-PANEL SCREEN
This late 1600s Kano school sumi-e painting was lovingly and laboriously re-mounted in the 1800s on a silver leaf-backed screen. A rare find!

SOLD

             
Japanese Bronze Taka  

JAPANESE BRONZE HAWK ON PINE BOUGH
Spectacular Taisho period sculpture, emblematic of this short but artistically robust period.

SOLD

  cast cment double console  

CAST CEMENT DOUBLE CONSOLE
Shown here storing firewood, this cast console-height table by a Tennessee artisan is as comfortable out in the rain as it is in a grand entrance hall.

SOLD

             
Folding Camp Chair  

FOLDING CANED CAMP CHAIR
Early 20th century (think Downton), you might have found the likes of this on a civilized safari, or suporting a Dowager watching the croquet match. Folds completely flat.

SOLD

  Bizen Pottery  

BIZEN POTTERY INCENSE BURNER
Bizen pottery, easily recognized by the region's dinstinctive red clay, is sought after by collectors. Another Kyoto find, this piece originally called a Japanese temple its home. Incense smoke comes out of the mouth.

SOLD

             
Japanese tansu  

JAPANESE FINGER HOLE TANSU
Rare Edo Period 3-drawer finger hole chest from Kyoto. We found it with items in the drawers, and left them there for you.

SOLD

  Iron Eagle  

IRON AMERICAN EAGLE STATUE
Clutching a rock, this early 20th-century piece is poised to take off.

SOLD

             
iron rooster  

19TH C. IRON ROOSTER
This one is solid-cast, not hollow, and at almost two feet high it can barely be moved. Nice old paint and patina, for the farm-lover in you.

SOLD

   

ANTIQUE CAST COPPER FROG BIRDBATH
Rare, all-copper, free-standing frog birdbath or candy stand. Just the right bit of whimsy.

SOLD

             
19th cent. French urn pair  

ANTIQUE ZINC TOP DESK
This one is old zinc, folks, the kind you can't find anymore. Perfectly-sized one-drawer desk with layers of old paint is from what is today Hungary, 19th c. Old-world craftsmanship is evident.

SOLD

  German folding table set  

FOLDING VINTAGE BISTRO TABLE AND CHAIRS
This galvanized steel and slatted-wood bistro table with four chairs hails from Northern Germany, where they can still be seen at the occasional outdoor cafe. Sold as a set only.

SOLD

             
mixed-media fox print  

VINTAGE FOX MIXED-MEDIA BOOKPLATE
One of our favorite small, green design studios offers limited edition prints using vintage book plates. Oil paint, stain, and bees wax on recycled cardboard.

SOLD

   

WROUGHT IRON CANDLE SCONCES
We are so fond of the cattail fireplace scrim that we commissioned two wall-mounted candle sconces in the same pattern. They double as a plant display.

SOLD

             
hummingbird.fireplace.scrim  

WROUGHT IRON FIREPLACE SCRIM
This fireplace scrim sports a hummingbird motif. Made to order for Pergola by a skilled southern artisan.

SOLD

  mixed.media.turtle.print  

MIXED-MEDIA SEA TURTLE
Limited edition print on recycled cardboard using vintage book plates. Oil paint, stain, and encaustic.

SOLD

industrial work station  

VINTAGE INDUSTRIAL WORK CART
We refurbished this factory work station, and added the steel face to the drawer to match the leg supports. Moveable kitchen island? You decide.

SOLD

  iron fragments  

IRON fRAGMENTS
This wrought iron pair was salvaged from a prominent building in Chicago. They add a bit of Gothic flare, whether flanking a painting or a window.

SOLD

             
steel console  

RECLAIMED STEEL CONSOLE TABLE
The galvanized top, banded by reclaimed steel, makes this a perfect x-brace porch console. But we like it as an interior piece too. Useful steel mesh bottom shelf.

SOLD

  Belgian steel folding chairs  

1940s BELGIAN PAINTED STEEL FOLDING CHAIRS
When we found these four, we hyperventilated over the patina. Bought them immediately, and now can hardly bear to part with them. But if you have to have them, they're sold as a set only.

SOLD

             
architectural elements  

ANTIQUE ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS
This reasonably intact pair of upright terracotta architectural elements came off the old Chicago Exchange building. Now they're bookends...with a pedigree.

SOLD

  Conveyor Chain Bowl  

RECLAIMED CONVEYOR CHAIN BOWL
Made by a small and clever studio in Michigan, this steel conveyor chain bowl is mounted on a matching-vintage train gear.

SOLD

             
mesquite trough  

MESQUITE TROUGH PLANTER
Good old hand-adzed Mexican mesquite, of the kind that's increasingly difficult (and expensive) to find.

SOLD

   

JAPANESE ANTIQUE BENCH
Fashioned in Japan from reclaimed riverwood, this fireside bench has unusual density and a gorgeous wood patina.

SOLD

             
air raid siren vase  

VINTAGE AIR RAID SIREN VASE
British WWII vintage air raid siren. All it took was adding a steel base to create a uniquely interesting branch vase. And it holds water!

SOLD

  Kyoto temple fragment  

KYOTO TEMPLE ROOF CENTER TILE
As architechtural fragments go, this one stands out as special. Very old, free-standing, with classic swimming carp pattern in the circlular elements. A pleasing centerpiece or mantel piece.

SOLD

             
vintage tako tsubo vase  

VINTAGE JAPANESE TAKO TSUBO
Tthis earthenware vase was originally used as a sea octopus trap by Japanese fishermen. Many years underwater has it encrusted with barnacles, adding textural interest.

SOLD

  slatted maple porch table  

SLATTED MAPLE PORCH TABLE
Slightly smaller than the last one we made, this spaulted maple table has the genuine look of old wood -- because it is. Sturdy frame is newly-hand-constructed in poplar, with old maple overlay. Treated for food-safe outdoor use, it seats 10.

SOLD

             
syon house lead planter  

ANTIQUE ENGLISH LEAD PLANTER
A rare find, this 19th c. rectangular planter hails from Syon House, the London estate of the Duke of Northumberland. Laying lion and garland motif.

SOLD

  Teak Burl Throne  

TEAK BURL THRONE
Not just any teak chair. This sculpture is assembled from pieces of the roots, or burl, of the teak tree. Denser and sturdier, for a lifetime of outdoor use.

SOLD

             
tent.pole.table  

VINTAGE STEEL CIRCUS TENT TABLES
We call this a Tent Table because it's re-fashioned from old circus tent poles (legs) and big top center hole ring (top). Added glass, cut to size, makes this the perfect cool end table. And, we have a pair!

SOLD

  french grape harvesting basket  

FRENCH GRAPE HARVESTING BASKET
Of a type most often found in metal, this earlier grape harvesting basket (1800s) is of European fir, held together by hand-forged iron banding. As an object, umbrella stand, or holding large branches.

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vintage zebra hoof lamp  

VINTAGE ZEBRA LAMP, LINEN SHADE
A mid-century mount, and something you'll not find anywhere today. We couldn't resist!

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  19th c. French faux bois bench  

19TH C. FRENCH FAUX BOIS VERSAILLES PARK BENCH
Original black paint on frame, with sturdy old French oak slats. Simple. Elegant. Lasting.

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