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    Architectural Antiques


    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
    • iron fencing
    • flooring parts from pubs and churches
    • radiators
    • doorknobs
    • garden furniture/ornaments
    • stair bannisters

    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.

    On the other hand you could look online and www.antiques.co.uk has a wide selection of architectural antiques. The items range from garden furniture to iron grills.

    The witch’s cauldron or old iron cooking pot can hold up to 3.5 gallons of liquid. It dates back to the 19th century and it’s real eccentric find. 

    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. 

    Weird and wonderful

    What’s so much fun about architectural antiques are the weird and wonderful things you can find such as this early 20th century weather vane with fox

    Installing antique pieces

    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. 

    Garden figurines are popular and there are quite a few on www.antiques.co.uk including this rather excellent young boy with water pitcher that would make a beautiful water fountain feature, if your garden is big enough to support it. 

    The excitement of finding that special item

    What’s exciting about architectural antiques is that it can be so exciting and so much fun, from garden items to church pews or bannisters, from a Victorian steam radiator to a garden water fountain. The joy is in the find and if you find something that you’ve been looking for great, if you find something you didn’t think you needed then even better!