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31609 Small pair hand carved sandstone pineapples
QTY: 1 Pair £900 The Pair
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H
D
31565 Cast Iron Eagle
QTY: 2 £495 Each
W
32cm
H
80cm
D
38cm
31489 Pair terracotta colour fruit basket finials
QTY: 1 Pair £675 The Pair
W
50cm
H
70cm
D
50cm
SOLD
31456 Antique French limestone fruit basket finials
QTY: SOLD £1,100 The Pair
W
39cm
H
43cm
D
26cm
SOLD
31412 Salvaged composition stone finials on stands
QTY: SOLD £2,275 The Pair
W
55cm
H
198cm
D
55cm
31292 Simple sandstone pier caps
QTY: 1 Pair £475 The Pair
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54cm
H
7cm
D
54cm
31274 Sandstone apex pier caps / finials
QTY: 1 Pair £650 The Pair
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53cm
H
23cm
D
53cm
31084 Antique hand-carved painted stone tigers
QTY: 1 Pair £1,150 The Pair
W
18cm
H
60cm
D
77cm
31083 Salvaged stone blue elephants from India
QTY: 1 Pair £1,350 The Pair
W
20cm
H
50cm
D
40cm
30835 Huge hand-carved sandstone pineapple finial
QTY: 1 £1,400
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75cm
H
142cm
D
75cm
30829 Attractive sandstone pineapples on plinths
QTY: 1 Pair £1,600 The Pair
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50cm
H
138cm
D
50cm
30392 Pair of old stone pillar tops
QTY: 1 Pair £895 The Pair
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H
D
30282 Pair of 19thC cast iron urns on stone plinths
QTY: 1 Pair £895 The Pair
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H
D
30215 Pair of old dimpled stone balls for pier caps
QTY: 1 Pair £625 The Pair
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42cm
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42cm
D
42cm
30129 Old stone finial scrolled lions head capital
QTY: 1 £395
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26cm
H
28cm
D
33cm
29971 Substantial stone pier caps / plinths
QTY: 1 Pair £1,500 The Pair
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97cm
H
70cm
D
29946 Stone ball and acanthus leaf pier caps
QTY: 1 Pair £1,350 The Pair
W
51cm
H
145cm
D
51cm
29466 Stone sitting lion pier caps
QTY: 1 Pair £625 The Pair
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10cm
H
36cm
D
40cm
29410 Antique limestone ornate pier caps / finals
QTY: 1 Pair £875 The Pair
W
56cm
H
65cm
D
38cm
SOLD
28022 Pair of stone ball finials on bases
QTY: SOLD £1,150 The Pair
W
69cm
H
50cm
D
69cm
SOLD
27962 Small cast iron horse head statues/post tops
QTY: SOLD £135 The Pair
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28cm
H
29cm
W
10cm
27807 Pair composition stone eagle garden statues
QTY: 1 Pair £700 The Pair
W
60cm
H
90cm
D
37cm
24639 Reclaimed Small Spherical Stone Finials
QTY: 3 Pair Remaining £145 Per Pair
DIA
21cm
H
D
21630 Reclaimed Sandstone Triangular Finials
QTY: 1 Pair £400 The Pair
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33cm
H
62cm
D
28cm
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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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