Antique Columns & Plinths

A large collection of antique columns and antique plinths from various periods, including Greek columns and architectural antiques ranging from the Renaissance to the Victorian era.

  • Stock: 14554

    An impressive and large baptismal font entirely carved from Ashburton Marble. This is a soft grey and blush pink, lightly veined marble with evidence of fossil remains of creatures, principally corals, crinoids and brachiopods, that lived in the Devonian Sea 360-380 million years ago, It was quarried in Devon in the west of England mainly during the 19th century. The deep, round font bowl sits on a sturdy circular column and is further supported by four tall Ashburton and Swedish Green Marble pillars. The whole font rests on it's original, octagonal stone base. English, late 19th century.

    Notes: Ashburton Marble is more accurately a form of limestone and not a true marble but was described as such as it was capable of taking a high polish resembling marble. It was brought to prominence in the Victorian era. In 1852 a Devon newspaper 'The Western Times', reported that some large blocks of marble had been excavated from quarries adjoining the ancient Stannary Town of Ashburton. It was suggested at the time that the marble be used for the making of chimneypieces as the veins and colour were considered very decorative and superior to that found in any other quarry in South Devon. It featured in many of of the great houses, buildings and churches throughout the country including Salisbury Cathedral. This marble was still being quarried at the Linhay Quarry into the late 20th century.

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    width height depth
    font bowl 28 12"
    72.5 cms
    15 78"
    40.5 cms
    10 38"
    26.5 cms
    overall 29 78"
    76 cms
    44 316"
    112.2 cms

    Listed Price: £6,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14742

    A pair of rather grand and extremely tall early 20th century Scagliola urns in the Neoclassical style, each with twin black lion masks mounted to the sides, and raised on Scagliola column plinths with black marble bases.
    English, circa 1920.

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    Width Height Depth
    Overall 22"
    56 cms
    83 18"
    211 cms
    23 316"
    59 cms
    Urn 22"
    56 cms
    47 316"
    120 cms

    Listed Price: £8,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 7259

    A cluster of four weathered, sandstone columns surmounted by a twelve inch bronze sundial bearing the motto:
    " Correct the Past, Direct the Present, Discern the Future "
    The sundial has a finely engraved well patinated orginal Victorian face with an eight point compass rose, five minute intervals and fleur de lys on the half hours. English, dated 1896 - as found.
    Please note the missing gnomon can be replaced if required.

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    Top diameter. Height
    13 316"
    33.5 cms
    45 18"
    114.5 cms

    Listed Price: £3,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14546

    A pair of sturdy beautifully defined variegated Breccia Marble Neo Classical style column plinths mounted on square Breccia Marble bases. English, late 19th century.

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    diameter height depth
    15 38"
    39 cms
    36 38"
    92.5 cms
    15"
    38 cms

    Listed Price: £4,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14298

    An octagonal Arts & Crafts antique oak font with a fine inset silvered bowl covered by a lid and a deeply carved acanthus, rosette and vine frieze set above eight arcaded panels, supported on a column resting on a spreading ogee base. One of the panels bears a commemorative plaque the dedication of which says:
    " To the Glory of God. This font was gifted to Newington United Free Church, Edinburgh by Miss Alison Telford on the 16th January 1924, her eightieth birthday. She was the first girl baptised in this church 1844 ".
    Scottish, early 20th century.

    Provenance: Newington United Free Church, now the Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh

    Notes: The Queen’s Hall has been at the heart of music making in Edinburgh since 1979 when, after a public appeal, the Church of Newington and St Leonards was bought and converted into a 900 seat concert hall . Since then it has become known internationally as the setting for the much loved Edinburgh International Festival Morning Concerts and an ideal space for chamber music.

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    width height
    18 18"
    46 cms
    37"
    94 cms

    Listed Price: £3,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14299

    A very decorative and unusual Arts & Crafts antique oak pedestal. The moulded square top is set above four carved panelled sides raised on a moulded plinth base. Each panel has a medieval figure carved in high relief representing the four seasons of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.
    Provenance: Originally from Ravensby Hall in Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland.
    Circa 1900.

    Notes: Ravensby Hall, with its turrets, bays, and gables built in the 1870s for The Thomson family of Dundee, is an elegant country house incorporating both Gothic and Scottish Baronial styles. The Thomson family had acquired their wealth through the 19th century, initially in shipping, and then later by expanding into publishing, buying the Dundee Courier in 1886. Ravensby Hall was intended as their country retreat, befitting a family of their status in Scottish society.

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    width height depth
    13 38"
    34 cms
    36 58"
    93 cms
    13 38"
    34 cms

    Listed Price: £4,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 11627

    A pair of very beautiful, tall and highly unusual oak pillars with four inset slate panels each decorated with delicate and translucent arabesque floral designs painted in oil and polychrome. Possibly originally part of a grand panelled entrance or doorway. English circa 1880.

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    Width Height Depth
    Top 13 1316"
    35 cms
    104 14"
    265 cms
    13 1316"
    35 cms
    Bottom 12"
    30.4 cms
  • Stock: 12398

    A beautiful pair of rare and highly decorative glass mosaic antique pilasters with trophies, knights shields, helmets and weaponry and descending ribbons and foliage enhancing and adorning the mosaic gilt ground.
    English,circa 1860.

    Width Height
    10"
    25.5 cms
    97 316"
    247 cms

    Listed Price: £11,500 Unrestored.( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13887

    A pair of large and rather grand 20th century polished iron urn stands each with four large grotesque masks, the design of which can be found from earliest Greek, Roman, and Etruscan times and often found on keystones and shields throughout Europe. Possibly French or German mid to late 20th century.

    width height
    18 78"
    48 cms
    31 12"
    80 cms

    Listed Price: £2,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13833

    A pair of tall Victorian cast iron column supports. English, 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    4 1116"
    12 cms
    78 1116"
    200 cms
    4 1116"
    12 cms

    Listed Price: £350 each( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 4539

    An antique pair of tall, finely carved oak mythical winged lion terms in the Italian Mannerist style.
    English 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    9 38"
    24 cms
    44 12"
    113 cms
    11 38"
    29 cms

    Listed Price: £6,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12057

    A pair of cast iron posts decorated in the Venetian Renaissance manner on three sides.
    Weathered and unrestored. English, mid 19th century.

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    width height depth
    8 12"
    21.5 cms
    58 14"
    148 cms
    8 12"
    21.5 cms

    Listed Price: £1,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12159

    A columnar plinth in the Baroque manner, in Serpentino Classico marble the revolving circular top seated on the fluted tapering shaft terminating at the gadrooned collar supported on the cushion base on a square plinth. English 19th century.

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    width height depth
    15 38"
    39 cms
    42 14"
    107.5 cms
    15 38"
    39 cms

    Listed Price: £1,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 8481

    A brass plated spelter pedestal term in the Renaissance style with raised classical decoration throughout, supported on scrolled feet.
    19th century.

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    width height
    TOP 10 316"
    26 cms
    40 316"
    102 cms
    BOTTOM 12 316"
    31 cms

    Listed Price: £1,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 9347

    A pair of 20th century carved wood pedestals in the Baroque manner. The ebonised baluster columns supporting carved capitals with applied gesso decoration. English, early 20th century.

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    width height depth
    9 1316"
    25 cms
    54"
    137.2 cms
    9 1316"
    25 cms

    Listed Price: £950 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 11330

    A pair of small carved walnut lion monopodia terms or columns in the Roman Baroque manner. English, 19th century.

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    width height depth
    5 12"
    14 cms
    20 18"
    51 cms
    10 58"
    27 cms

    Listed Price: £1,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 11642

    An impressively majestic and immensely tall carved oak font cover in the Neo Renaissance manner. It is constructed and bolted together in 5 tiers with a total of 15 elements and it has a most attractive carved oak inner cover or lid that can be raised or lowered by means of the weight counter-balanced chain pulley.

    Provenance:
    The font cover, originally removed from the now redundant medieval church of St Nicholas, in the port of Kings Lynn, Norfolk, was designed by John Oldrid Scott around 1902-3 and is an accurate replica of the original cover of 1627 which was destroyed around1850 by a rather over-zealous incumbent. John Oldrid Scott was the son of Sir George Gilbert Scott, who designed the Steeple in 1860. The cover was bought by the Collectors World Museum, in Downham Market, Norfolk. The Museum was the lifes work of its creator Eric St John Foti, a great collector, who said at one time "Everything you see here is part of my life, or has been part of my life. I have never thrown anything away, and it shows of course!" When the Museum was under-going major renovation in 2010 the font cover along with other items was sold once more in order to make room for more additions to the collection.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 59 18"
    150 cms
    201"
    510.5 cms
    59 18"
    150 cms
  • Stock: 11351

    A pair of tall Baroque period ornately carved giltwood columns with composite Corithian Ionic capitals. The decoration mostly floral , descending to a tented canopy over winged putti on later marble bases. Italian / Spanish 17th century.

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    width height depth
    18 12"
    47 cms
    94 12"
    240 cms
    18 12"
    47 cms

    Listed Price: £24,000 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 11296

    A pair of carved oak terms in the Spanish Mannerist style. The two helmetted figures probaly male and female above florally carved scrolled tapering steles. 19th century possibly much earlier.

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    width height Depth
    2 1316"
    7 cms
    30 1116"
    78 cms
    3 1116"
    9.5 cms

    Listed Price: £1,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 10286

    A speckled black granite columnar plinth cut in two sections with a revolving top.
    19th, early 20th century.

    diameter height depth
    9 1116"
    24.7 cms
    42 12"
    108 cms
    15 38"
    39 cms

    Listed Price: £940 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 10533

    A 20th century Arts and Crafts style large oak pedestal .
    English late 20th century. (We have two more in stock).

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    width height depth
    top 18 78"
    48 cms
    55 18"
    140 cms
    18 78"
    48 cms
    base 15 1116"
    40 cms

    Listed Price: £760 each( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 10530

    A pair of late 19th or early 20th Century alabaster pedestals Each of sectional form, the flared circular open ring top with integral collar, on a tubular stem of two short and two long sections descending to an octagonal foot.
    Late 19th century.

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    diameter height
    Top 12 316"
    31 cms
    41 12"
    105.5 cms
    Bottom 12 316"
    31 cms
  • Stock: 10276

    A pair of Victorian Verde Antico green Scagliola and Italian black slate columns each with moulded top & base. Photos before restoration.
    English,19th Century.

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    diameter height
    Top 10 316"
    26 cms
    43 1116"
    111 cms
    Bottom 11"
    28 cms

    Listed Price: £4,600 pair( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 10253

    A 19th Century low pedestal column in Rouge Antique Burgundy coloured marble of plain cylindrical form on a waisted round cushion socle on a square plinth.
    19th century.

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    width height depth
    Bottom 14 58"
    37 cms
    35 1316"
    91 cms
    14 58"
    37 cms
    Top diameter 10 38"
    26.5 cms

    Listed Price: £5,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 9894

    A fabulous pair of large green and white veined Cipplino marble plinths with statuary marble plinths and capitals. Originally a set of six.
    Provenance: An Art Deco interior of a house off Oxford Street, London.
    English 1930s.

    Width Height
    Max 21 14"
    54 cms
    114"
    289.5 cms
    Min 20 1116"
    52.5 cms

    Listed Price: £13,500 Pair( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 10066

    An unusual set of two half round pine Regency column stands each surmounted by scrolled gilt Ionic Capitals over half round ebonized vertical stiles, the interesting faux feature being that the flutes are painted faux marble and ebonised.
    English early 19th century.

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    width height depth
    9 1316"
    25 cms
    68 78"
    175 cms
    4 1116"
    12 cms

    Listed Price: £3,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 8925

    A cylindrical Cipollino marble column with a white statuary marble base.
    Early 20th century.

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    Base Diameter Top Diameter height
    16 12"
    42 cms
    9 58"
    24.5 cms
    53 12"
    136 cms

    Listed Price: £2,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 8130

    A large pair of Regency style bronze Gallery pedestals with continuous Greek-key frieze over lattice sides centred by rosettes, supported on Lion paw feet and topped with moulded marble.
    Scottish circa 1930.

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    width height depth
    12 316"
    31 cms
    50 1316"
    129 cms

    Listed Price: £7,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 9439

    A large pair of antique carved oak columns in the Italian Renaissance manner with highly ornate capitals above tapering spirally carved columns with beautifully carved floral and figural detail at each base.
    Italian 18th century.

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    Width Height
    15"
    38 cms
    66 316"
    168.2 cms

    Listed Price: £4,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 8172

    A cylindrical column plinth in Scagliola simulating Connemara marble, on a turned wood cushion base. Somewhat distressed. Circa 1930.

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    Diameter ( base ) Height Diameter (top)
    13 1316"
    35 cms
    65"
    165 cms
    8 14"
    21 cms

    Listed Price: £2,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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