Antiques from the Garden

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Garden Art Press, 1996 - Antiques - 248 pages
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This book adopts an original approach by bringing together a broad range of garden related objects, some already acknowledged and enjoyed, others only now beginning to be appreciated and collected. With 142 colour and over 500 black and white illustrations, it is intended as a visual guide which will enable the reader to examine and select pieces from a variety of styles and materials and to discover the purpose of objects long forgotten. Alistair Morris has wisely chosen to include in his book not only decorative antiques - garden structures and furniture, fountains, jardinieres and urns, but also everyday, down-to-earth 'gardenalia' without which a garden cannot be made in the first place - watering cans, flower pots, tools and implements, shears, secateurs, mowing machines, rollers, barrows, games and novelties. Here is a survey of some two hundred years of artefacts made for or related to the garden. It will be invaluable to those seeking affordable and interesting garden ornaments and memorabilia, as well as to the more general reader with an interest in all aspects of gardening.

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The Antique Collectors' Club adds another classy work to its catalog with the publication of Morris's survey of over 200 years of garden memorabilia. The managing director of Sotheby's Sussex, Morris ... Read full review


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Sundials 3845 Birdbaths 4647 Gates 4854 Obelisks 55 Weathervanes 5657

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