Architectural antiques can make for quite an exciting find. There you are trawling through a variety of objects that have just avoided a junk yard, only to find the very thing that turns your garden into a triumph.
Architectural antiques can encompass quite a variety of different objects than just garden furniture.
mouldings and columns
antique sinks, tubs
flooring parts from pubs and churches
Often the pieces you buy are the same price or cheaper than more modern versions, so it pays to look around – maybe there’s been a house clearance, so take a look at your local antiques/second hand stores, you may find something interesting.
Garden furniture may be something you’re considering now the warmer weather’s on its way and we’ve hopefully said goodbye to the rain. This Victorian bench in a revival composition design from the early half of the 19th century is a real find and something to while away summer evenings.
For items such as radiators and bannisters, you must figure in the cost of installation, which means you need to consider this before you buy. However, if you are looking for something completely different, or perhaps you’re furnishing your home in a particular style, then a Victorian radiator or an antique sink might be worth the extra expensive of installation.
These Indian decorative doors from the beginning of the 20th century are exquisite with decorative frame and dental cornice. They were originally cupboard fronts, but they can be used for whatever purpose you wish.
There is also a stunning set of six Victorian matching blue tiles that are over 100 years old, they’d look stunning in a bathroom or kitchen, they’re in excellent condition but do have some light chipping. If you’re already in the process of decorating, then these tiles would be relatively inexpensive to mount.
Finally, this Victorian fire place insert is quite beautiful with some gorgeous tiles, a fire basket cinder tray and is in excellent condition. It would really finish off a living room superbly.