A set of four rare antique timber porch columns / posts believed to date to either the early Victorian or late Georgian period. The original timber columns are extremely heavy, solid and thick and we believe they were crafted by carving tree trunks in to the desired shape and the wood grain cross section can be seen on the underside. The columns have carved top plates that rest on their tops and we have made oak base plates for the columns to sit on. The front top plates are removeable. The posts would have originally sat on a brick or stone pedestal but the posts do not come with these. The taller columns are cut flat at the back so they can sit flush with the wall on either side of a door. The front columns are slightly shorter than the back columns. The timber is currently painted white but there are marks, flaking and stains due to age and therefore will need to be stripped and re-painted by purchaser to suit. The posts are very solid and well made but there are some signs of their considerable age. The columns have had some repairs to damage, especially to the bases where some timber patches have been added. The top plates have some wear and damage, with splits and knocks and some of the timber is missing to the back of one of the plates that sits against the wall. The columns have some surface splits and cracks but are very solid and stable. There are some general knocks, small holes and chips to the main body of the columns. Please see the photographs for condition details. The columns were designed to add grandeur to the exterior of a house and are a wonderful example of period design. The columns are ideal for a larger period home and are rare and very desirable.
Front column height 176cm including base plate
Back column height (to sit against the wall) 200cm including base plate
Top plate 38cm x 38cm
Base plate 38cm x 26.5cm
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