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SOLD
30598 Composition pineapple pillar caps / finials
QTY: SOLD £600 The Pair
W
36cm
H
66cm
D
36cm
30392 Pair of old stone pillar tops
QTY: 1 Pair £895 The Pair
W
H
D
30282 Pair of 19thC cast iron urns on stone plinths
QTY: 1 Pair £895 The Pair
W
H
D
30216 Fruit bowl garland finial / garden feature
QTY: 1 £260
W
38cm
H
60cm
D
38cm
30215 Pair of old dimpled stone balls for pier caps
QTY: 1 Pair £625 The Pair
W
42cm
H
42cm
D
42cm
30129 Old stone finial scrolled lions head capital
QTY: 1 £395
W
26cm
H
28cm
D
33cm
SOLD
30123 Composite stone pillar tops finials pier caps
QTY: SOLD £1,350 The Pair
W
50cm
H
137cm
D
50cm
SOLD
30100 Highly detailed cast stone dragons
QTY: SOLD £259 Each
W
61cm
H
66cm
D
40cm
SOLD
30076 Decorative natural stone garden spheres
QTY: SOLD £18 Each
DIA
15cm
H
D
SOLD
30069 Antique carved marble water spout / finial
QTY: SOLD £300 The Pair
W
7.5cm
H
21cm
D
7.5cm
SOLD
30065 Pair of composite acorn finials/ pier caps
QTY: SOLD £400 The Pair
W
37cm
H
58cm
D
30019 Reconstituted stone ball finials
QTY: 1 Pair £300 The Pair
W
22cm
H
43cm
D
22cm
29971 Substantial stone pier caps / plinths
QTY: 1 Pair £1,500 The Pair
W
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
SOLD
29477 Reconstituted stone sphere pier finials
QTY: SOLD £545 The Pair
DIA
46cm
H
D
SOLD
29474 Sandstone pyramid four way pier caps
QTY: SOLD £745 The Pair
W
71cm
H
18cm
D
71cm
SOLD
29471 Decorative reconstituted stone balls spheres
QTY: SOLD £545 The Pair
DIA
43cm
H
D
29466 Stone sitting lion pier caps
QTY: 1 Pair £625 The Pair
W
10cm
H
36cm
D
40cm
29426 Reclaimed composition stone finials
QTY: 3 £20 Each
DIA
20cm
H
30cm
D
29410 Antique limestone ornate pier caps / finals
QTY: 1 Pair £875 The Pair
W
56cm
H
65cm
D
38cm
28022 Pair of stone ball finials on bases
QTY: 1 Pair £1,150 The Pair
W
69cm
H
50cm
D
69cm
SOLD
27993 Terracotta ball gate post finials
QTY: SOLD £450 The Pair
W
40cm
H
50cm
D
40cm
SOLD
27982 Unusual salvaged terracotta gatepost finials
QTY: SOLD £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
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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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