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A Pier is another name for a pillar, so pier caps or gate post finials are the structures that sit on top of the gate post, both to protect the post from the ingress of water and also as a decorative function.
From Elizabethan times, a lot of effort was put into the gateway of an important house, it was the feature that set the scene for the house and its occupants. Elements from the family crest were sometimes utilised on the gate finials, such as lions, leopards or mythical beasts.
The Pineapple is another emblem found with gate finials, symbolising wealth and hospitality. Other common shapes for 18th and 19th Century gate finials, include variations of the ball finial, sometimes with additional acanthus decoration, lidded urns, finials with flambeau tops, baskets of fruit and eagles. As well as these highy elaborate examples, many households would opt for more restrained stone pier caps, usually of pyramid form.
We have a good range of reclaimed and reproduction pier caps for sale to suit most budgets.

Reclamation Products

Reclaimed Four Way Pier Caps
Reclaimed Four Way Pier Caps
Decorative Victorian Style Flower Roof Finial
Decorative Victorian Style Flower Roof Finial
Decorative Victorian Style Scroll Roof Finial
Decorative Victorian Style Scroll Roof Finial
Victorian Style Doof Finial
Victorian Style Doof Finial
Scroll Roof Finial
Scroll Roof  Finial
Fan Tail Decorative Roof Finial
Fan Tail Decorative Roof  Finial
Reclaimed Scroll Finial
Reclaimed Scroll Finial
Reclaimed Victorian style Finial
Reclaimed Victorian style Finial
Victorian style colonial spike Finial
Victorian style colonial spike Finial
Pair of Griffin Pier Caps
Pair of Griffin Pier Caps
Pair of Reclaimed Dragon Pier Caps
Pair of Reclaimed Dragon Pier Caps
Janus Horse Ridge Tile
Janus Horse Ridge Tile
Mythical Bird Ridge Tile
Mythical Bird Ridge Tile
Dragon Ridge Tile
Dragon Ridge Tile
Gargoyle Ridge Tile
Gargoyle Ridge Tile
Cockatrice ( Ridge Tile Griffen)
Cockatrice ( Ridge Tile Griffen)
Atlas Stone Ball Finial
Atlas Stone Ball Finial
Rams Finial
Rams Finial
Fruit Finial
Fruit Finial
Victorian Ball Finial
Victorian Ball Finial
Edwardian Finial
Edwardian  Finial
Small Ball Finial
Small Ball Finial
Horse Head
Horse Head
Ball Large
Ball Large
Georgian Finial
Georgian Finial
Pier Caps AR817
Pier Caps AR817
Cat Finial AR924
Cat Finial AR924
Sleeping Dragon Finial AR920
Sleeping Dragon Finial AR920
Church Finials ( One of a pair) AR127
Church Finials ( One of a pair) AR127

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