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28022 Pair of stone ball finials on bases
QTY: 1 Pair £1,150 The Pair
W
69cm
H
50cm
D
69cm
27993 Terracotta ball gate post finials
QTY: 1 Pair £450 The Pair
W
40cm
H
50cm
D
40cm
27982 Unusual salvaged terracotta gatepost finials
QTY: 1 Pair £450 The Pair
W
47cm
H
30cm
D
47cm
SOLD
27962 Small cast iron horse head statues/post tops
QTY: SOLD £135 The Pair
L
28cm
H
29cm
W
10cm
27807 Pair composition stone eagle garden statues
QTY: 1 Pair £700 The Pair
W
60cm
H
90cm
D
37cm
27558 Nicely weathered acanthus leaf pillar balls
QTY: To Order £1,125 Per Pair
W
48cm
H
72cm
D
48cm
24693 Reclaimed Pair of Stone Pier Caps / Post Tops
QTY: 1 Pair £600 The Pair
W
34.3cm
H
60cm
D
34.3cm
24639 Reclaimed Small Spherical Stone Finials
QTY: 3 Pair Remaining £145 Per Pair
DIA
21cm
H
D
24635 Salvaged Stone Ball Pier Caps / Finials
QTY: 2 Pair Remaining £250 Per Pair
DIA
28cm
H
D
23211 Reclaimed Terracotta Rearing Dragon Finials
QTY: 1 Remaining £750 Each
W
38cm
H
58cm
D
50cm
21630 Reclaimed Sandstone Triangular Finials
QTY: 1 Pair £400 The Pair
W
33cm
H
62cm
D
28cm
19162 Antique Ex Holkham Estate Urn Stone Finials
QTY: 1 Pair £975 The Pair
W
40cm
H
70cm
D
19133 Composition Bird of Prey Garden Statue/Finial
QTY: 1 Pair £1,100 The Pair
W
69cm
H
77cm
D
36cm
18249 Majestic Composition Stone Eagle Finials
QTY: To Order £1,865 The Pair
L
42cm
H
85cm
D
38cm
17520 Antique Cotswold / Bath Stone Urn Finials
QTY: 1 Pair £500 Per Pair
W
45cm
H
48cm
D
17484 Charming Garden Statues depicting Whippets
QTY: 8 £95 From
W
67cm
H
20cm
D
16cm
16359 Reclaimed Pier Caps Reconstituted Stone
QTY: 2 Pairs £400 Per Pair
W
50cm
H
50cm
D
50cm
16227 Pair Cast Iron Stags on Ball Plinths
QTY: In Stock £550 The Pair
W
60cm
H
100cm
D
12690 Square Pier Caps
QTY: 1 Pair £300 The Pair
W
H
20.3cm
D
12689 Stone Pier Caps
QTY: 1 Pair £300 The Pair
W
60.9cm
H
40.6cm
D
12681 Stone Pier Caps
QTY: 1 Pair £120 The Pair
W
44.5cm
H
15cm
D
25.5cm
12680 Antique Composition Stone Pier Caps
QTY: 1 Pair £600 The Pair
W
45cm
H
38cm
D
45cm
12678 Stone Flame Finials
QTY: 1 Pair £450 The Pair
W
H
53.3cm
D
12677 Stone Balls
QTY: 1 Pair £250 The Pair
W
H
D
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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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