A while ago, I picked up three pedestals somewhat similar to the ones above. Two have since sold, and I was thrilled to find the 4 above at auction last week!
Three are chalkware, which gives them that real antique-y look; the 4th, as you can see is a reproduction – but it’s my favorite of them all!
As mentioned in my previous post on the topic, I have several pedestals at home, mostly reproduction Grecian style. And I love them! They’re great for plants like philodendrons and ivy, or for displaying a strikingly colorful piece of artwork.
For example, here are some ideas:
Our (reproduction) cinnebar horse statue ($40) really pops against the white of this chalkware pedestal.
This reproduction pedestal is wider and lower to the floor, so I added an urn (Greek or Roman with 3 maidens, $60) and a philodendron to balance it out.
Here’s the urn without the plant.
And here is one of the pedestals with just the plant. A much larger one would look even better!
Three of the four recently obtained pedestals are vintage chalkware, which is hollow and does damage somewhat easily, and is difficult to find nowadays for that reason. The other is a reproduction. And we still have the other reproduction (the shorter, round one).
Condition: There is a small amount of damage to the design under the corner of one of the chalkware pedestals (a small piece of the design has broken off, and despite the photo below, it’s really not all that noticeable, especially if placed against a wall!).
This group (two of which are matching) is in much better condition than the previous ones I had.
The round reproduction is in great shape, except for a small ding on the top surface.
The blemishes can be seen in the photos.
3 tall square chalkware pedestals: 11 1/2″ square by 29″ high.
1 tall square reproduction pedestal: 10″ square by 29 1/4″ high.
1 round reproduction pedestal: 15″ diameter by 16″ high.
3 tall square chalkware pedestals: $45.00 each, plus Maine State Sales Tax of $2.48 for a total of $47.48.
1 tall square reproduction pedestal: $40.00, plus Maine State Sales Tax of $2.20 for a total of $42.20.
1 round reproduction pedestal: $35.00, plus Maine State Sales Tax of $1.93 for a total of $36.93.
Buy any two and save 10%. Buy all 5 and save 25%!
Unless we’re having a sale, which would be listed here, our prices are firm.
Shipping & Delivery: Shipping these items is not recommended because the cost to value ratio would be prohibitive, and shipping the chalkware pieces makes us nervous. We can deliver within Lewiston-Auburn for a $15.00 delivery fee, or Gray/Portland (along the 202 Route, or just off it) early Wednesday mornings for the same $15.00. Shipping each piece via USPS would be about $20.00, and based on a recent shipping disaster, we don’t think it’s a good idea to try.
For other options, please review our most recent blog on Possible Delivery Options in the Next Week (use the search feature), or our Shipping & Delivery page at https://heritagecollectiblesmaine.com/details-shipping-information/.
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