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We’re Loving This…18th Century Stone Basin

This 18th c. stone basin, accented by an iron fountain center, originally graced the garden of a property in Aix-en-Provence, France. The fountain center dates back to the 19th century and depicts a small child riding the back of a … Read the rest of this entry

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What we’re loving…Collection of Finials

Finials, decorative stone or metal elements, were often commissioned to embellish the tops of columns, roofs, the corners of buildings, or ends of walls. Found in a variety of designs and sizes, antique finials are perfect for decorating a garden … Read the rest of this entry

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The Magic of Orangeries

This March, we reconstructed a 19th century French Orangerie in our showroom.  We have always been captivated by these classic structures with their tall, arching windows and romantic garden feel. Aside from housing citrus trees during harsh European winters, orangeries … Read the rest of this entry

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An 19th Century Orangerie in Houston, Texas

This 19th century Orangerie* – comprised of one stone entry surround, six iron windows with stone surrounds, and limestone flooring, was reclaimed from a chateau near Tourtoirac, a commune in the Dordogne region of France. When discovered, the original terracotta … Read the rest of this entry

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From an Italian Palazzo to Chateau Domingue…

This Gothic period wellhead originally graced the courtyard of a palazzo in Brescia, a city in the Lombardy region of Italy. The city of Brescia sits next to the famous Italian Alps mountain range. Legend has it that Hercules founded … Read the rest of this entry

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