Architectural Antiques

The addition of antique architectural elements is a perfect starting place for creating or changing the quality and appearance of your home. Fireside Antiques offers an ever changing selection of architectural antiques and antique salvage pieces including antique doors, antique iron accessories, salvaged windows, antique wrought-iron gates, troughs, fire fenders, iron doors, over-door panels, boiserie panels, stone pedestals, urns, library steps, and farm ladders. We also offer architectural reproduction pieces such as concrete columns and pedestals. Architectural antiques can be used both inside the home and outside in the garden.

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  • English 19th Century Pair of Barley Twist Columns

    $985.00

    53.63"H x "W x 3.50"D

    Dimensions: 53-⅝”H x 3-½”Diameter

    This pair of English 19th century barley twist columns are a wonderful architectural antique to add an extra level of authenticity to your interior. Darkly toned with a rich patina, there are so many ways to utilize these columns. Quality craftsmanship and sturdy hardwood make it easy to build around them. Make sure to view all of the photographs for a closer look.

  • English 19th Century Pine Kitchen Ladder

    $1,800.00

    108"H x 16.88"W x 3.25"D

    Dimensions: 108”H x 16-⅞”W x 3-¼”D

    This wonderful pine, faux bamboo kitchen ladder is a gorgeous accessory in any space. The vibrant hardwood has a fantastic patina from decades of use. Crafted in England during the 19th century, it’s still functional as a ladder or an elegant way to store blankets. The top is fixed with forged iron rail supports as it would have been used to reach items in along high shelves in a kitchen. Make sure to scroll through the remaining photographs for a closer look at the details.

  • French Gothic Style Folding Screen

    $4,595.00

    73"H x 90.50"W x 1.25"D

    Dimensions: 73”H x 90-½”W x 1-¼”D

    This Gothic style mahogany and silk upholstered room divider from 19th century France is an amazing functional decor piece. Each panel measures 22-⅝” wide and is seamlessly fixed with black, white, and gray checkered fabric with a double welt border. Upholstered on both sides; the fabric is in overall great condition, see detailed photos for a close up of some minor staining.

  • French 19th Century Carved Panel

    $1,950.00

    27.38"H x 43.75"W x 1"D

    Dimensions: 27-⅜”H x 43-¾”W x 1”D

    This eye-catching architectural panel will add whimsy to any interior, there are so many ways to incorporate this wonderful carving in any home. The panel is made of three boards, painted with a faux-marbled finish with a carved gold gilt starburst in the center and scrolling folate accents. Fixed with a wire on the back and ready to be hung in your interior. Circa 1880. Scroll through the images to get a closer look at the hand painted details.

  • French 19th Century Faux Marble Pedestal

    $2,995.00

    39.25"H x 21.50"W x 21.50"D

    Dimensions: 39-¼”H x 21-½”W x 21-½”D

    This colorful yellow, faux marble, paneled pedestal is a delightful size and very sturdy. It’s worn in all the right places and brings age and patina to any interior. Perfect for housing a sculpture or plant and easy to use all over the house. Be sure to scroll through the detailed images to understand its true condition.

  • French 19th Century Painted Boiserie Panel

    $525.00

    28.75"H x 19.75"W x 1.50"D

    Dimensions: 28-3/4”H x 19-3/4”W x 1-½”D

    A gorgeous hand painted panel from France, circa 1880’s. Taken from a larger boiserie installation, it’s made of solid wood and ready to be hung in your interior. Boiserie is a French term for finely-sculptured wood paneling or wainscoting that envelop the walls of elegant French interiors. This petite fragment depicts a mostly nude male holding a young child in dark blue and green tones bordered with a greenish gray paint. In excellent antique condition, there are very few signs of wear. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look at this fine piece of art.

  • French 19th Century Painted Boiserie Panel

    $525.00

    29"H x 19.75"W x 1.50"D

    Dimensions: 29”H x 19-3/4”W x 1-½”D

    A gorgeous hand painted panel from France, circa 1880’s. Taken from a larger boiserie installation, it’s made of solid wood and ready to be hung in your interior. Boiserie is a French term for finely-sculptured wood paneling or wainscoting that envelop the walls of elegant French interiors. This petite fragment depicts a mostly nude male with a flute in dark blue and green tones bordered with a greenish gray paint. In excellent antique condition, there are very few signs of wear. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look at this fine piece of art.

  • French 19th Century Painted Boiserie Panel

    $525.00

    29.13"H x 19"W x 1.50"D

    Dimensions: 29-⅛”H x 19”W x 1-½”D

    A gorgeous hand painted panel from France, circa 1880’s. Taken from a larger boiserie installation, it’s made of solid wood and ready to be hung in your interior. Boiserie is a French term for finely-sculptured wood paneling or wainscoting that envelop the walls of elegant French interiors. This petite fragment depicts a crouching man in contrasting red and black tones bordered with a greenish gray paint. In excellent antique condition, there are very few signs of wear. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look at this fine piece of art.

  • French 19th Century Library Steps

    $2,500.00

    71"H x 20"W x 21"D

    Dimensions: 71”H x 20”W x 21”D

    This French 19th century library step ladder is the perfect functional antique to elevate any space. The semi-circular ladder features four stairs rolled around a turned central post. The bright red toned leather with gold tooling inset into each step is in fine antique condition with few signs of wear. Lightweight but sturdy, it can support the weight of a fully grown adult. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the fine craftsmanship!

  • Antique Walnut & Oak Church Railing

    $2,200.00

    52"H x 147"W x 11.75"D

    Dimensions: 52”H x 147”W x 11-¾”D

    This stunning antique architectural piece is a conversation starter in any space! Originally it would have served as an altar rail at the front of a church. It is beautifully carved with three fleur de lis forms, one on each end and one designating a separate space offset from the center. A slanted shelf measuring 8-½”deep is divided into four large sections and one noticeably smaller section. The oak and walnut have gained a warm patina over the years, accentuating the stellar craftsmanship of the woodwork. All sides are finished, make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look!

  • English 19th Century Chimney Pot

    $865.00

    31"H x 15"W x 15"D

    Dimensions: 31”H x 15”W x 15”D

    A remarkable Victorian-era English terracotta chimney pot. This antique architectural element serves as both decorative and functional additions to traditional chimney flues. During the 1800s, coal was used more and more to heat homes, however the smoke that it produced was thick and toxic. Heightening one’s chimney increases its draw, removing this unwanted pollutant from interiors more quickly. Multiple indoor fireplaces was a luxury afforded to those with means, and these toppers would often be indicative of an estate’s socioeconomic status. The more intricately designed pots were more expensive and therefore prized by those that wished to project their wealth by ornamenting their homes with beautiful embellishments to their fireplace smokestacks. The worn black and white paint adds so much character to the design. Most were not painted, making this one particularly stylish. One of the crown’s tines have been lost, adding to its antique charm. Today, they can still function as intended, however their excellent patination and form make for exceptional garden ornaments and/or decorative objects.

  • English 19th Century Chimney Pot

    $865.00

    31"H x 15"W x 15"D

    Dimensions: 31”H x 15”W x 15”D

    A remarkable Victorian-era English terracotta chimney pot. This antique architectural element serves as both decorative and functional additions to traditional chimney flues. During the 1800s, coal was used more and more to heat homes, however the smoke that it produced was thick and toxic. Heightening one’s chimney increases its draw, removing this unwanted pollutant from interiors more quickly. Multiple indoor fireplaces was a luxury afforded to those with means, and these toppers would often be indicative of an estate’s socioeconomic status. The more intricately designed pots were more expensive and therefore prized by those that wished to project their wealth by ornamenting their homes with beautiful embellishments to their fireplace smokestacks. The worn black and white paint adds so much character to the design. Most were not painted, making this one particularly stylish. Today, they can still function as intended, however their excellent patination and form make for exceptional garden ornaments and/or decorative objects.

  • Vintage French Cast Terracotta Pedestal

    $675.00

    30.75"H x 23"W x 23"D

    Dimensions: 30-¾”H x 23”W x 23”D

    Beautifully weathered French cast terracotta column or pedestal. It has an earthy patina, with moss on the square columnar pedestal and will add character to any garden or landscape.  

  • French 19th Century Chestnut Library Steps

    $3,850.00

    77.5"H x 35.25"W x 21"D

    Dimensions: 77-½”H x 35-¼”W x 21”D

    This simple yet sturdy French chestnut library step would be a fantastic addition to your home.  It features a single handrail on the right side of the ladder and a small landing, will allow for safe access of books and other out-of-reach items with style and ease. Each of the five steps are 4”D and the landing is at 52-¼”H. 

  • French 19th Century Country Oak Ladder

    $2,495.00

    152.25"H x 27.5"W x 2.88"D

    Dimensions: 152-¼”H x 27-½”W x 2-⅞”D

    An impressive antique ladder, made entirely of oak, from France, c. 1820.  The long side rails extend skyward, making for a 12-½’ ladder!  Each of the 32 rungs have all been individually hand-carved, with no two looking exactly the same.   The rails are pierced with each of the rungs and hand pegged with seven treenails.  The ladder was likely used in a farm setting allowing farmers to access their elevated product.  It could also serve as a decorative way to store/display blankets and quilts.

  • Pair of French 19th Century Cast Stone Fruitage Finials

    $2,995.00

    14.75"H x 12.5"W x 12.5"D

    Dimensions: 14 3/4″ H x 12 1/2″ W x 12 1/2″ D

    A cornucopia of fruit – cast in stone and piled high – create each of these decorative French finials. Peaches, plums and other stone fruit can be found mixed in with the harvest. Decades of weather have afforded the pair an outstanding patina that they wear proudly. Their friendly form is cheerful and pleasant with an innate beauty that will be admired by all. These decorative outdoor implements are just the thing that will make your garden sing!

  • Italian 19th Century Pair of Carved & Giltwood Fragments

    $1,450.00

    30.5"H x 3.75"W x 4"D

    Dimensions: 30-1/2″H x 3-3/4″W x 4″D

    Wonderful carved wood fragments, painted and gilt, from an Italian church altar. The stunning carvings have pierced designs of scrolled acanthus, flora and foliage. The pair would make wonderful light fixtures, though they do not have to be. There are a plethora of uses for these antique gold-gilt fragments.

  • Large 19th Century English Painted Window

    $2,600.00

    118.625"H x 78.875"W x 1.375"D

    Dimensions: 118-5/8″H x 78-7/8″W x 1-3/8″D

    A painted and patinated window from England. This large architectural element is comprised of 32 total panes, all of which lack glass. The window is fashioned with peg joinery and the muntins have been chamfered for a more finished look. The antique blue-gray paint has weathered magnificently and this antique architectural element is ready to be incorporated into your design.

  • 18th Century Swedish Carved Stairwell Ornament

    $2,500.00

    24.75"H x 44.5"W x 1.25"D

    Dimensions: 24 3/4″H x 44 1/2″W x 1 1/4″D

    A masterfully carved stairwell ornament from the early part of the 18th century, Sweden. Dating to 1730, this curved decorative detail was once a part of a grand staircase. The ornament is adorned with wonderfully carved scrolls and acanthus leaves. An interesting piece of architectural salvage that provides an interesting form and texture to your space. Copper bracing on the posterior provide added structure and rigidity to the carved antique piece.

The addition of antique architectural elements is a perfect starting place for creating or changing the quality and appearance of your home. Fireside Antiques offers an ever changing selection of architectural antiques and antique salvage pieces including antique doors, antique iron accessories, salvaged windows, antique wrought-iron gates, troughs, fire fenders, iron doors, over-door panels, boiserie panels, stone pedestals, urns, library steps, and farm ladders. We also offer architectural reproduction pieces such as concrete columns and pedestals. Architectural antiques can be used both inside the home and outside in the garden.

Architectural Antiques and Decorations From Fireside Antiques

Fireside Antiques’ collection of decorative items and furniture pieces are great for adding that unique touch to any space. More than any modern item you’ll find today, architectural antiques have the potential to make your design stand out in a classy and understated way.

Perhaps it’s the history behind architectural antiques, but the amount of ambiance and weight they bring to a room is palpable. Not only that, but you’ll feel great pride in owning each item that today’s modern finishes simply can’t replicate.

After all, rustic and antique furnishings are very much “en vogue” in today’s interior design scene. If the piece has a history behind it to act as a talking point, then that’s all the better.

In our shop, we carry all sorts of architectural antiques and decorative items. Anything that’s in decent shape (enough to be restored, then loved by a new owner) can fall into this category, especially if it’s a decorative or miscellaneous item that doesn’t fit with other categories.

While different antiques come through our doors all the time, we specialize in things like pedestals, ladders and steps, iron gates, door and stairwell ornaments, panels, urns, and much more. Many of our stone and metal pieces are also just as well at home in your garden or patio as they are in your home.

Choosing the Right Architectural Antiques

Not every architectural antique is meant to fit with every space. After all, while a stone finial or iron gate will look beautiful outdoors in your garden, a library ladder or staircase—with its near-priceless aged wood—would succumb to the elements outside and lose much of its innate beauty.

In the same way, while a large, wrought-iron gate would surely look beautiful in your library, that doesn’t always seem like the most logical place to put it. An iron gate works best outdoors, attached to an iron fence, just as originally intended.

Of course, if you aim to preserve your beloved antiques and put them on display, situating them outdoors may not match your goals in the first place. The point is that architectural antiques vary widely in form and function, so it’s important to evaluate the decoration’s place and purpose before adding it to your home.

At Fireside Antiques, you’ll find only the best architectural antiques to incorporate into your designs, whether you’re renovating a home or simply purchasing an antique for your own enjoyment. All of these items have found a second purpose as statement pieces, conversation starters, and simple, pleasing decor.

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