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Gates, Railings and Finials
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25219 Symmetrical Stone Balls on Shaped Bases
QTY: 1 Pair £900 The Pair
W
44.2cm
H
80cm
D
44.2cm
25051 Reclaimed Stone Pier Caps / Gate Pillar Tops
QTY: 1 Pair £495 The Pair
W
57cm
H
26cm
D
57cm
24693 Reclaimed Pair of Stone Pier Caps / Post Tops
QTY: 1 Pair £600 The Pair
W
34.3cm
H
60cm
D
34.3cm
24665 Salvaged Stone Spheres / Pier Caps / Finials
QTY: 1 Pair £250 The Pair
DIA
28cm
H
D
24663 Reclaimed Large Stone Balls / Finials
QTY: 1 Pair £300 The Pair
DIA
34cm
H
D
24639 Reclaimed Small Spherical Stone Finials
QTY: 5 Pairs £145 Per Pair
DIA
21cm
H
D
24635 Salvaged Stone Ball Pier Caps / Finials
QTY: 4 Pairs £250 Per Pair
DIA
28cm
H
D
24631 Reclaimed Large Stone Spheres
QTY: 1 Pair £300 The Pair
DIA
37cm
H
D
23722 Large Hand Carved Stone Gargoyles
QTY: 2 £720 Each
W
57cm
H
70.5cm
D
43cm
23211 Reclaimed Terracotta Rearing Dragon Finials
QTY: 1 Remaining £750 Each
W
38cm
H
58cm
D
50cm
22687 Reclaimed Composition Finials with Bases
QTY: 1 Pair £525 The Pair
W
44.9cm
H
67cm
D
44.9cm
21797 Salvaged Stone Ball Pairs
QTY: 2 Pairs £400 Per Pair
W
23cm
H
25cm
D
23cm
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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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