Barbara Israel Garden Antiques

Recognized Dealer

Katonah, NY

About Barbara Israel Garden Antiques

Barbara Frelinghuysen Israel founded Barbara Israel Garden Antiques in 1985, after a serendipitous purchase of a large collection of estate statuary lead her down the garden antiques path. Now in her 30th year in business, Barbara is recognized as an authority on the subject. Barbara’s exhaustively researched book, Antique Garden Ornament: Two Centuries of American Taste (1999), is the definitive work in the field. She is also the author of A Guide to Buying Antique Garden Ornament (2012), a user-friendly handbook packed with tips on conservation, identification and m...Read More

Barbara Israel Garden Antiques

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Antique 1860-1869 France Renaissance Revival Statues
A pair of impressive terracotta griffins with forepaws resting on shields with monogram “AR”, marked “Virebent Fres [Frères]/Toulouse/Propriété”, French, circa 1860. Measure: 44 inch...
Vintage 1930-1939 England Regency Benches
Wrought Iron
A fine wrought-iron seat in the Regency style, with reeded slats, the back with interlaced arch pattern.
Antique Late 19th Century Scotland Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Lead, Wood
An unusual carved wooden birdbath in the form of a kneeling bearded dwarf, holding a leafy basin on his head, the basin lined with lead sheeting, Scottish (by repute), circa 1880.
Antique 1890-1899 France Baroque Statues
A pair of 17th century style terra cotta lions seated on their haunches, with animated expressions, their fully-maned heads turned in opposing directions, French, circa 1890. Measure...
Antique 1890-1899 England Late Victorian Statues
A carved limestone statue of St. Joseph, the patron saint of carpenters, fathers, and the afflicted, shown with his attributes of a lily and a carpenter’s square, traces of gilt-edgi...
Antique 19th Century United Kingdom Streamlined Moderne Statues
An exceptional Art Moderne carved marble figure of a tiger, captured mid-stride and on the hunt with articulated musculature. Shown on an elevated outcropping this realistic yet styl...
Early 20th Century United Kingdom Arts and Crafts Urns
A Lefcoware (glazed stoneware) urn on pedestal, English, circa 1920. Measure: Urn 15 ins. high, 16 ins. diameter; pedestal 27 ins. high, top 13 ins. wide, 16 ins. deep, bottom 11 ins...
Antique 1880-1889 United States American Classical Statues
An impressive carved granite figure of Industry, clothed in classical robes, with the attributes of ancient industry, the anvil and Hammer at her feet, and the cogwheel, symbolizing...
Oscar Bach
Vintage 1920-1929 United States Beaux Arts Tray Tables
Glass, Iron
Wrought iron and glass tray-topped table in gold paint, in the style of Oscar Bach (German, 1884-1957), who was a metalsmith active in New York City from 1913-1941.
Vintage 1930-1939 France Neoclassical Decorative Art
A pair of carved wood wall decorations, of oblong swag form, with oak leaves and acorns tied with bows.
Vintage 1930-1939 United States Neoclassical Revival Urns
A pair of composition stone urns of ovoid form raised on socles, ornamented with foliate motifs and satyr masks, American, circa 1930. Measures: 21.5 ins. high, 18 ins. wide, 15 ins....
Antique 1880-1889 England Arts and Crafts Architectural Elements
A carved stone finial in the form of a sheaf of wheat, English, inscribed “EFH” and dated 1882. 45 ins. high, 33.5 ins. wide, 18 ins. deep. On associated contemporary limestone block...

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