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Gates, Railings and Finials
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21634 Unusual Period Metal Floral Finial Pinnacles
QTY: 2 £475 From
21630 Reclaimed Sandstone Triangular Finials
QTY: 1 Pair £400 The Pair
21554 Decorative Terracotta Cross FInial
QTY: 1 £195
21501 Salvaged Pair of Seated Lion Statues
QTY: 1 Pair £175 The Pair
21500 Reclaimed Pair of Composition Lion Statues
QTY: 1 Pair £220 The Pair
21427 Reclaimed Pairs of Garden Stone Ball Finials
QTY: 2 Pairs £240 From
21258 Salvaged Large Black Metal Scroll Finial
QTY: 1 £400
21064 Salvaged Spherical Stone Balls / Finials
QTY: SOLD £60 Each
20407 Salvaged Pair of Sandstone Obelisk Pier Caps
QTY: 1 Pair £900 The Pair
20095 Salvaged Pair of Pyramid Top Stone Finials
QTY: 2 Pairs £970 Per Pair
19162 Antique Ex Holkham Estate Urn Stone Finials
QTY: 1 Pair £975 The Pair
19133 Composition Bird of Prey Garden Statue/Finial
QTY: 1 Pair £1,100 The Pair
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Finials and Pier Caps

A Pier is another name for a pillar, so pier caps or gate post finials are the structures that sit on top of the gate post, both to protect the post from the ingress of water and also as a decorative function.

From Elizabethan times, a lot of effort was put into the gateway of an important house, it was the feature that set the scene for the house and its occupants. Elements from the family crest were sometimes utilised on the gate finials, such as lions, leopards or mythical beasts. The Pineapple is another emblem found with gate finials, symbolising wealth and hospitality. Other common shapes for 18th and 19th Century gate finials, include variations of the ball finial, sometimes with additional acanthus decoration, lidded urns, finials with flambeau tops, baskets of fruit and eagles. As well as these highy elaborate examples, many households would opt for more restrained stone pier caps, usually of pyramid form.  

We have a good range of reclaimed pier caps for sale to suit most budgets.  We have grand antique carved stone examples, Victorian terracotta, lead finials, simple pyramid caps and weathered composition stone finials from the 20th Century. We occasionally also get 19th Century cast iron pier caps. 

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