We just unpacked another container of garden antiques from England ! Each piece is chosen by Thomas Hobbs, personally. An item has to be interesting, unique and somewhat affordable to make the journey to Vancouver. Here is a sample of some new pieces, drop by to see the rest !
A white marble fountain with a black stone basin . The re-curved leaf design is beautiful. 55″ x 55″ . Sadly, it came with a big chip on the back of the white basin. Looks fixable. $3,000.00
I am nuts about this lead chimpanzee. Probably the only one in Canada …. 26″ x 12″ base . $2,995.00. Stone base sold separately.
A lovely lead cistern, usually found at ‘major houses’ where they are used to collect rainwater from down pipes. This is then used to water potted plants on the terrace etc. 30″ x 21″ x 27″ H . $3,000.00
This charming old cast stone dog, probably a Labrador, would make a lovely memorial to a favourite pet. It is 19″ long, and is $1200.00
We LOVE these two teak benches, as designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens . 76″ long. $3,000.00
This hand-carved 19thC marble statue of Jesus and a child was vandalized and so removed from a cemetery. So sad. It is beautifully carved (you can see veins in Jesus’s feet) and called out to me….. 55″ H x 20″ w x 24″D $7500.00
This is a really big sundial ! I have a ‘thing’ for sundials…… and I can imagine this one sitting in the middle of a parterre of herbs and boxwood. The dial itself is a replacement,but suits the 19thC base well. 27″ base x 41″ H . $3500.00
I bought this 19th C hand- wrought iron trellis/front porch arbor thinking how great it would be in a local garden. To divide up space, support clematis or add to an existing doorway? It measures 99″W x 91″ H x 22″ D and is $2,000.00
HIGHCLERE CASTLE (above)
A spectacular cast stone griffin ! 36″ x 15″ x 30″ . Probably from a demolished cinema….. $2500.00 (SOLD)