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33368 Imposing pair of eagle gate finials
QTY: 1 Pair £1,650 The Pair
W
73cm
H
79cm
D
46cm
SOLD
33293 Associated pair of low weathered tazza urns
QTY: SOLD £400 Each
DIA
58cm
H
54cm
D
33260 Large weathered stone pineapple finials
QTY: 1 Pair £900 The Pair
W
32cm
H
58cm
D
32cm
33233 Quantity of weathered composite urns
QTY: 9 £160 Each
DIA
40cm
H
42cm
D
33232 Pair of 19th century cast iron urns
QTY: 1 Pair £1,100 The Pair
DIA
60.5cm
H
51cm
D
33119 Antique cast iron urn pier caps
QTY: 1 Pair £1,175 The Pair
DIA
60cm
H
54.5cm
D
33113 Salvaged ball and spike cast iron finial
QTY: 1 £98
DIA
18cm
H
60cm
D
33103 Regal pair of armorial stone lions
QTY: 1 Pair £400 The Pair
W
23cm
H
61cm
D
25cm
33099 Pair of 19thC terracotta ball pier caps
QTY: 1 Pair £625 The Pair
W
35cm
H
54cm
D
33070 Weathered pair of Georgian stone urns
QTY: 1 Pair £1,575 The Pair
W
44cm
H
66cm
D
SOLD
33060 Gothic style sandstone gate pier caps
QTY: SOLD £800 The Pair
W
61cm
H
27.5cm
D
32577 Salvaged stone flame finials
QTY: 1 Pair £1,275 The Pair
W
32.5cm
H
58cm
D
32556 Weathered reconstituted stone pier caps
QTY: 1 Pair £310 The Pair
W
20cm
H
32cm
D
20cm
SOLD
32318 Reclaimed sandstone ball pier cap finials
QTY: SOLD £1,275 The Pair
W
40cm
H
73cm
D
40cm
31976 Antique ornate stone and iron poppy finial
QTY: 1 £1,100
W
80cm
H
224cm
D
37cm
31975 Pair of reclaimed stone pier caps
QTY: 1 Pair £1,100 The Pair
W
72.5cm
H
34cm
D
72.5cm
31964 19thC pair of marble flambeau finials
QTY: 1 Pair £5,500 The Pair
W
26cm
H
71cm
D
22cm
31910 Georgian pair of stone flame finials
QTY: 1 Pair £1,400 The Pair
W
23cm
H
D
23cm
31731 Vintage aluminium telegraph pole finials
QTY: 1 Pair £260 The Pair
W
14cm
H
39cm
D
14cm
SOLD
31720 Composition stone fruit basket finial
QTY: SOLD £395
W
39cm
H
63cm
D
39cm
31609 Small pair hand carved sandstone pineapples
QTY: 1 Pair £900 The Pair
W
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
31432 Reclaimed composition stone fruit baskets
QTY: 1 Pair £1,100
W
44cm
H
67cm
D
44cm
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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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