September has brought us a 45′ container of garden treasures from England. All chosen by Thomas Hobbs for beauty, uniqueness, value or by accident….. they are on display at the nursery after September 8th. We are completely amazed at how these pieces sell fairly quickly ! Because they are all unique , they offer so much more ‘eye candy’ to the garden than a lot of other items for sale as ‘garden decor’ . By being our own agent and shipper, prices are as low as they can be ! Here is just a sample of what came:
Estate garden tools of the trade. 19thC bootscraper $350.00, Millstone $1200.00, Farm sink $800.00, Metal storage bin with gorgeous crested (not shown here) hinged top $2500.00
French Faux Bois planters
Unusual faux bois garden tap, hooks up from below. 39″ H x 27″ base $1800.00
‘Winter’ lead garden statue, late 19th century, 25″H x 8″ base. $1800.00 (SOLD)
A pair of aged HADDONSTONE planters 30″ x 30” $2500.00 pair
A pair of stoneware urns on pedestals, marked Carter & Co., seedsman to H.M. The King, London 36″ H x 18″ W . Early 20th century $3,000.00 pair. Exceptional quality. Rare.
Three cast iron urns 22″ W x 20″ H ( 2 of the five shown are now sold)
Four (of six) beautiful cast iron rectangular planters, French, late 19th century 28″ x 15″ x 15″ . $1100.00 each. Wonderful patinas.
A rare set of Coalbrookdale Fern and Blackberry pattern cast iron garden bench and chairs. Bench $2500.00, Chairs $1500.00 ea.
A similar bench and chair in cast aluminum. Circa 1950. Bench $2500.00, Chairs $1500.00 ea.
Rare cast iron garden bench, marked John Finch & Co. circa 1880. 61″ L x 37″ H x 30″ D $2500.00
Four (of six) fantastic carved limestone fruit baskets, 19th century, possibly older. France. $1250.00- $2500.00 each
A cast iron table (one of five!) from Camden Lock Market, London. 20th century. Very heavy . $2500.00 each
A lead garden fountain, mid 20th century , 37″ D x 48″ H (?) $6,000.00
A gigantic Louis XV style carved limestone pedestal 45” H . Crazy heavy. $3,500.00
Antique wheelbarrows, incomplete croquet set, etc. from a British estate.
A rare Art Nouveau ‘ saltglaze’ stoneware urn on pedestal, circa 1860. Stamped Oates and Green, Halifax . 28″ H. (SOLD)
A composition stone dancing girl statue with lead garland, early 20th century. 53″ H $6,000.00 . (SOLD)
Hand- carved white marble statue of a maiden representing Summer. Italian, mid 19th century. 40” H. ( not on base.)