Antique Iron Works
Finials & Obelisks
Urns & Vases
Gardens Balls, Large and Small
Decorative Orbs, be they of carved stone, wrought iron or mold-cast lead, beautifully embellish gardens of all styles.
Using Reclaimed Architectural Antiques
While we‘re focusing upon acquiring significant architectural centerpieces for our gardens, we should also consider those little treasures that can be extracted from a rubble pile...
The Sartorial Garden
The Georgian Landscape: All Nature is a Garden
The Georgian era spans the reign of the Hanoverian Kings, from the accession of George I in 1714 to the death of George IV in 1830. This period was one of major change and artistic flourish as the Georgians set about seismic shifts in British culture, garden design being no exception.Continue reading
A History of English Lead Ornamentation
Centuries ago, alchemists attempted to discover the means to turn lead into gold. They never succeeded, but in the early 18th century the spreading popularity of French-style formal gardens created a booming market for statuary, urns and vases. Lead was the perfect material for these items — it was easily worked and highly durable, and even if not quite rendered into gold, lead certainly became a golden commodity in gardens of the period, and it remains so today.Continue reading