another win for designtoscano

The Medieval Mace Stool

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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Looking at footstools available on the internet, I am glad I ran across this mace stool. It is the best find for a masculine design that I have found anywhere. I bought one and am ordering another. It is well made: sturdy and attractive. It is a good buy even at regular price; but, of course, I wait for the sales.
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one solid and beautiful bench

Historic Mahogany Monk's Bench

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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I received this monk's bench today. It looks like it has been hand carved with deep designs on mahogany wood. It goes perfect in the breakfast room and compliments the medieval re-styling throughout the house. Beautiful and solid, even the seat. It sits well. I never thought I'd enjoy so much styling the house with medieval and Gothic themes. Wish I had done it sooner. I had scouted around in many places for a find like this and found some of the same style at much higher prices. Very pleased! Can't wait to get the York Gothic monk's bench. Bring it on Toscano. You amaze me.

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Save Money on Dragon and Gargoyle Figurines at Design Toscano

Picc-a-Dilly Gargoyle SculpturesSome people are fine with a garden that plays host to a few, easy-going gnomes and some cute animal garden statues. There's certainly nothing wrong with that but some of us like to change up our garden statuary display from time to time by featuring a gargoyle sculpture or two. Contrary to what some people might have you believe, gargoyles aren't just meant to perch on the ramparts of old French cathedrals. They can also lend a unique, eye-catching touch to the garden, especially when paired with dragon statues.

We are big fans of beautiful dragon and gargoyle sculptures because we are well aware of the unique look they give to a backyard or even a place of business. Put a gargoyle like Silas the Sentry near the back door and guests will either feel as if they are walking into a medieval mansion, a place of fantasy, or wonder if they should enter in the first place. For less intimidating gargoyle statues that are also on sale, you might like the cute little Picc-a-Dilly Gargoyle Sculptures Set.

However, no gargoyle scene looks complete without an appropriate dragon. We have more than one fine dragon statue on sale including Dread, the Dangling Dragon Wall Sculpture, and the striking Desmond the Dragon Sculpture.

Find the best selection of gargoyle statues, dragons, and other Gothic decor for the best prices at Design Toscano.

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a beautiful chair

Knottingley Manor Chair

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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I am very pleased with my purchase of the Knottingly Manor Chair. Once again design oscano scores a victory in my book. This chair is beautiful. I use it as a chair in the living-room and it blends in with the Lord Raffles lion furniture that I also purchased from Toscano, I am so impressed with my purchases and the way they have blended together to create a medieval/gothic style for my house. this chair looks better in life than in the ad but is true to description.

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Three Good Arguments for Gargoyle Figurines

Emmett the GargoyleGargoyle garden statues can be fitting decor for any backyard. Given the intimidating, Gothic look of a classic gargoyle, that might not seem feasible for gardens decorated with cute animals and other cheerful, benign sculptures. Nevertheless, although some of the more frightening gargoyles would certainly look out of place in a garden filled with adorable animal garden sculptures, there are other, very cute gargoyles that fit the bill. The following are three arguments that show why Gargoyles are more versatile than many people realize:

 

  • A classic, regal look: Yes, many gargoyle statues give the garden a classic, royal look because they were traditionally limited to the ramparts of cathedrals and castles. They were high class decor meant to scare off all things evil, and can still provide an intimidating, Medieval touch to any garden.

 

  • Unique, beautiful sculptures: This is one of the easiest arguments to make for getting a gargoyle sculpture. A statue like Gaston, the Gothic Climbing Gargoyle is one of a kind wall decor meant to entertain any garden guest. 

Purchase $75 or more in garden statuary, and anything else at Design Toscano until January 14th and get free regular shipping.

This cannot be combined with other offers.

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Big Savings on Medieval Home Décor at Design Toscano

Art museums and castles are essential stops on a European vacation. We visit those sites for their historical importance, to walk in the same hallways as kings and queens, and to admire a variety of antique paintings, furniture, and decor. In castles, everything seems to be a work of art and the decor can be spectacular. Although an original, 16th century chair or medieval cabinet would cost a mint, fortunately, replicas are available for very affordable prices. In fact, buy many of our antique replica decor and furniture until January 9th, and you could enjoy a discount of $20 to $100.

Buy the 16th-Century Italian Suit of Armor Sculpture with Halberd and you can take $100 off. If the Black Knight Fireplace Tool Ensemble would be a better fit for turning your home into a castle, you can still enjoy a $20 discount. Pair that striking, fireplace tool ensemble with the Sir Percival's Illuminated Sculpture and the discount jumps to $50.

This tiered sale also makes it easy to save big on beautiful medieval furniture like the L'Escritoire Secretary Desk, and the luxurious Bentley Grand-Scale Armchair

Save $20 on $100 to $199 in garden statuary.

Enjoy $50 off purchases of $200 to $399.

Take $100 off $400 or more of anything at our site!

This sale ends on January 9th and cannot be combined with other offers

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Three Tips for Picking Out the Best Dragon Garden Statues

Asian Dragon of the Great WallDragon decor has been around a lot longer than a lot of folks realize. Some of the oldest wall decor in the world are depictions of dragon-like creatures from the ancient kingdom of Sumer. Dragons have also made their way into paintings, and are featured as statues in ancient China, Mayan Guatemala, and Medieval Europe. Of course, we can't forget about dragon decor in modern times either. Given that any evidence of real, live dragons has yet to be discovered, this decorating theme probably features the most enduring mythical creature on the planet.

If you have yet to pick out a dragon sculpture for your garden, these three tips will help:

 

  • Don't worry about the dragon sculpture fitting in with other decor: The reason you don't really need to worry about this is because since dragons are classic statuary, there is a dragon sculpture that will fit in with any decorating theme. There are even dragon statues that are simply adorable. "Blushing Babel, the Bashful Dragon" Statue is one such statue.

 

Find the best selection of high quality resin garden statuesanimal garden sculptures, and fine interior decor at Design Toscano.

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Welcome Guests with Fantastic Knight Statues

King's Guard Sculptural Half-Scale Knight ReplicaIt's the holiday season and that means good food, fun decor, and plenty of parties. Since it also means that we will be seeing our fair share of guests, why not welcome them with high quality decor? Certain statues can be leveraged to give all of your guests a truly royal welcome, and knight sculptures in particular act as a fun, regal way of welcoming guests into your home.

Put the King's Guard Sculptural Half-Scale Knight Replica by the front door, and family and friends will feel like they are walking into a place of royal residence. The armor on this beautifully detailed knight is modeled after the fine suits of Italian armor that were crafted to be heirloom works of art for Tuscan families of importance. Put a sprig of mistletoe or garland on him to give this knight a holiday touch.

For a truly spectacular welcome, put a 16th-Century Italian Armor Sculpture with Halberd by the door! This full, six foot tall suit of high quality resin armor is so realistic, guests will wonder how you managed to acquire a Medieval suit of armor replete with chain mail. They might also wonder about the seven foot tall halberd!

Take 20% off any of the beautiful sculptures of knights, animal garden statues, and other quality decor in the Design Toscano collection when purchased today, December 9th.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Gothic Tables and Fine Furniture for the Winter

Lord Raffles Lion Leg TableWinter is here. Now that it's December, snow is falling, it gets dark way too soon, and we have to admit that autumn is over. The garden has gone into hibernation and many of us are busy with preparations for the winter holidays. It's a time of the year when we tend to trade time in the backyard for the warm and cozy interior of the home. Since we spend more time indoors, we also need to pay more attention to interior decor, especially the decor that we use on a daily basis.

Furniture is especially important because it plays a big role when it comes to decorating and comfort. Beautiful, comfortable furniture can also help drive away the winter blues, especially when you can sit down to a regal table or snuggle into a comfy chair to enjoy a favorite book or movie. Sit down to a meal at the Lord Raffles Lion Leg Table and you will feel like royalty. This seven foot long table features exquisite carvings and can also be used as a high quality desk.

After dining like kings and queens, settle into the fine upholstery of the Gentlemen's Plush Grand-Scale Arm Chair. Inpired by large, comfortable chairs in Victorian mansions and residences used by presidents and prime ministers, this big, beautiful chair is a sight to behold.

Find the best selection of beautiful antique replicas, Gothic decorMedieval home decor, and cozy, unique chairs and tables at Design Toscano.

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Last Day to Take 25% Off Garden Statuary and Other Fantastic Decor

Eygptian Royal Atonement Wall HangingThe Black Friday weekend comes to its busy close today. With luck, you will have already found bargains on all of your holiday gifts and can thus sit back and relax with more Thanksgiving leftovers. Luckily, those of us who still need to buy a gift or two can still take advantage of Black Friday sales by shopping at Design Toscano. The sale in our store is still going on today and makes it easy to save big on high quality resin garden statues and the best in beautiful decor. Buy anything on our site by today, November 30th, and you can take 25% off.

That includes big savings on wonderful, new Egyptian art like the classy, Egyptian Royal Atonement Wall Hanging. This elegant decor is a fitting addition to rooms that feature Egyptian-themed items, Gothic tables, and antique replicas.

Speaking of antique replicas, the big 25% savings also make today a good one for buying Medieval furniture items. Get the Beardsley Faux Leather Lion Chair as a gift for a good friend or for yourself. This solid mahogany beauty is carved by hand, and like similar chairs from 15th century mansions, features claw-feet and carved lion heads on the padded arms. You can also save on the incredible Warwickshire Dragon Glass-Topped Coffee Table.   

Buy any of our fine garden statues and other unique items today, November 30th, and enjoy a 25% discount.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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How to Know When to Shop for Gargoyle Gifts

Emmett the Gargoyle SculptureNovember is moving forward with steady steps to the biggest holidays of the year. If you haven't started any of your winter holiday shopping yet, each passing day is a poignant reminder of those quickly approaching dates. Sometimes, we put off shopping because we just have no idea what to get. When that happens, you can be better off thinking outside the box and buying unique gifts than looking for the same old stocking stuffers.

A gargoyle statue can be an excellent option when you need to think outside the box for holiday gifts. Emmett the Gargoyle Sculpture is a safe, easy gargoyle gift for people who enjoy the fantasy genre or have other types of garden statues. This cute little gargoyle is also easy to display in the backyard, on a back porch, or inside the home.

People with an appreciation for Medieval decor and classic statuary might like our Florentine Gargoyle Statue. This classic gargoyle is inspired by sculptures that sit on the ramparts of old European cathedrals, and also acts as wonderful Gothic decor.

If someone on your gift list already has Gothic statues and gargoyles, they will love the Boden Gargoyle Sentinel. This exquisite gargoyle features fine, sharp details, and has a classic, intimidating appearance.

Buy any of our gargoyle figurines, resin garden statues, and other unique items in our collection today until November 16th and pay nothing on regular shipping.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Last Day to Take 20% Off Knight Statues and Other Unique Decor

King's Guard Sculptural Half-Scale Knight ReplicaWhen we shop for decor and garden statuary, most of us would prefer to have something a bit different. We would rather have sculptures that stand out in terms of quality and distinct appearance than statues that look just like the very average ones in the other yards on the block. This is one of the reasons why a statue of a knight makes a nice addition to the backyard or interior of the home. Put a knight sculpture on display and you give the home a royal, Medieval touch. Buy any knight statue today, and you can also enjoy savings of 20% off the regular price.

The King's Guard Sculptural Half-Scale Knight Replica is a fancy, highly detailed, three foot plus tall replica of 16th century Italian armor. The beautiful armor that was made for wealthy, Tuscan families wasn't so much battle armor as it was a status symbol. This is demonstrated by the artistic flair given to suits of armor from the times of the Italian Renaissance and many of them are unique works of art. Our replica captures that artistic beauty with a two- tone metallic finish and beautifully sculpted lions. Put one or two suits next to an entrance to give your place a regal look. 

Enjoy a 20% discount off these unique items, high quality resin garden statues, and any of the items in our collection until today, November 12th.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Perfect for your medieval castle

Unicorn Dips His Horn Wall Tapestry: Large, Cotton

 

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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This one is the perfect size to hang over my full-size bed and (as far as I can tell) a pretty good reproduction. The included rod makes it easy to hang as soon as it arrives; no need to go hunting for appropriate hardware. I've had this for almost three years and still love it!

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Give and Save on Animal Yard Statue Gifts

Shadowed Predator Black Panther StatueHoliday shopping can be a challenge. It would be so much easier and less time-consuming if all of our family and friends could just give us their wish lists. Your brother already has everything, what more could he possibly want? Then there is the wonderful niece who doesn't seem to like anything (or at least doesn't say what she likes). The best way of dealing with such holiday shopping conundrums is to think outside the box. One of several out of the box options in our collection is the animal garden sculpture. Most people like animals or at least appreciate them, especially when the animal appeals to their personality.

The uncle who likes mystery, adventure, or happens to have a pet cat will love the Shadowed Predator Black Panther Statue. This beautifully detailed animal statue mesmerizes with haunting green eyes, and its stealthy, feline posture.

If that special person on your list enjoys medieval stories and the fantasy genre, she or she will be thrilled to get The Dragon of Falkenberg Castle Moat Lawn Statue. This unique, wonderfully detailed medieval dragon makes a classic statement in any backyard.

If your niece likes gargoyles (make sure to ask!), she will love the Detest the Rest Statue. If she doesn't know what a gargoyle is, give the adorable Meerkat Clan Statue.

Enjoy a 20% discount on any of our holiday gifts until December 7th.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Beautiful Wall Décor is On Sale at Design Toscano

Oak King Greenman Wall SculptureNo backyard is complete without one or more resin garden statues but the garden isn't the only place for decor. When buying fine garden statuary for the backyard, don't forget to also shop for high quality decor for the inside of the home. Wall decor is a wonderful way to lend a certain look to the home and office and when you buy any of our wall decor items today until October 22, you can take 20% off.

Decorate the garden with the Oak King Greenman Wall Sculpture during warm weather, and put it on the wall of the den once the weather turns cold. This classic greenman decor lends a unique Gothic and natural look to the interior of the home. Our other greenmen are also on sale including the fantastic Hafod Mansion Greenman Fountain Wall Sculpture.

We also have wall decor that helps you decorate the home with Medieval splendor. Our St. Michael, the Archangel Cathedral Icon Wall Sculpture is a replica of a 15th century icon found in the Kremlin, and shows the same painted metal scenes as the larger original. Pair this fine piece with the Royal Coat of Arms Wall Sculpture and the Madonna of Humility canvas replica painting.  

Enjoy a 20% discount on fantastic wall decor until October 22nd.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Dragon Garden Statues and Gothic Collectibles

Dragon of FalkenbergThe dragon might be a mythical beast but that hasn't stopped it from being depicted in paintings, novels, and other forms of art. Although no one has actually ever seen a scaled, fire-breathing dragon, many of us put a dragon statue in the garden. It gives the place a classic Medieval touch and demonstrates our appreciation of the fantasy genre. The Dragon of Falkenberg Castle Moat Lawn Statue is a wonderful Medieval addition to the yard. Put this serpentine dragon sculpture next to a pool or near the back door to have it swim through your imaginary moat.

Your skill as a dragon hunter can also be demonstrated with the Stoker's Moors Dragon Skull Statue. This fierce, fanged faux skull of a dragon will impress all of your garden guests with its two foot plus length and realistic appearance.

Dragons also make wonderful Gothic decorations for the interior of the home. The Dragon Minions of Darkness Statues are fantastic, detailed sculptures of dragons in flight. The bright metallic tones add to their life-like appearance and lend a fine Gothic touch to the desk, den, or bedroom. Complement these fine dragons with the Jaw of the Dragon Offering Dish. This beautiful Gothic piece is decorated with an exquisite dragon and Celtic knotwork for full effect.   

Find high quality dragon sculptures and exquisite Gothic decor at Design Toscano.

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The Unicorn as an Outdoor Garden Sculpture

Mystical Unicorn of Avalon StatueGarden statuary can take the form of angels, gnomes, animals, gargoyles, and just about anything that fits into a garden decorating theme. In fact, the versatile nature of resin garden statues means that we can even decorate the yard with strange, mythical creatures. Detailed sculptures of lions, foxes, and horses lend the garden a beautiful, realistic look, but if you are looking for something a bit more magical, put sculptures of dragons and other mythical creatures on display.

The Unicorn is one such creature and statues of this most magical of animals will give the yard a fantastic, enchanting touch. Although no one has ever seen a live Unicorn, in Medieval times, stories of this beautiful, one-horned Equine creature were taken so seriously that it was featured on more than one Coat of Arms, and can still be seen on the official Royal Coat of Arms for the United Kingdom. It also makes a lovely, elegant animal statue for any yard. That pristine, magical beauty is perhaps best displayed by the Mystical Unicorn of Avalon Sculpture. Complement this fine animal yard statue with the smaller yet appropriately named and lovely Enchanted Unicorn Sculpture.     

Purchase $75 or more in resin garden statues and anything else at Design Toscano, and enjoy regular shipping for free.

This offer ends on September 21st and cannot be combined with other offers.

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New, Unique Gothic Décor for the Interior of the Home

Gothic Tombstone Wall SculptureWhen we shop for new decor, we don't want the same, old average decorations. We want decor that will make an impression on guests and give character to our homes. For some of us, that special character is Gothic in nature, and Gothic wall decor is one of the best ways to express it. If you are looking for Gothic decorations for the walls of your place, you will find dozens of fine items to choose from in our extensive Medieval and Gothic collection. After picking out a raven for the home and fantastic greenmen for the backyard, browse our New Arrivals to see the latest in Gothic decor and other unique items.

The Gothic Tombstone Wall Sculpture is dark humor at its best and perfect as a Halloween decoration. It also adds character to any room throughout the year. That unique wall decor is easily complemented by the Rodent Welcome Wall Sculpture and is a great way to welcome Halloween guests. After the party, put it on the basement door or see if one of your teen kids would like to put it on the doorway to his or her room. Complete your Halloween and Gothic flavor with the new Zombie Wedding Wall Sculpture. This unique wall decor will also be the perfect gift for every fan of the undead.

Find the best selection of unique Gothic decorations and more from Design Toscano.

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Beautiful, Functional Medieval Home Decor

Jacobean Court Cupboard BuffetDecor for the home and place of business comes in many forms. There are interesting contemporary pieces, stunning Egyptian art, and other themes to choose from. However, if the place in question is best suited to decor with a classic, refined look, it will look fantastic with Gothic tables and replicas of antique European furniture. Ornate, regal, Medieval-themed furniture items act as wonderful classy decor for any home but are even better when they can be put to use.

For example, the fantastic Lord Raffles Lion Throne Chair is always fit to be simply admired but this exquisite seat is also meant to be used. Reserve this fine, hand-carved solid mahogany chair for guests of honor or use it as your own, personal throne. Complement it with the Lord Raffles Lion Leg Gothic Stool to pamper your feet with a royal rest.

Instead of buying a simple modern cupboard, store your prized silverware in the fantastic Jacobean Court Cupboard Buffet. This exquisite, 19th century antique replica is beautifully carved and crafted from richly colored mahogany, and would look right at home in a Victorian mansion. Use it as an heirloom piece that hosts antique plates, cutlery, and fine spirits.

Enjoy 20% off any of the beautiful furniture items in the Design Toscano collection until today, September 12th.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Nice, large-format medieval sculpture scene for the price.

The Medieval Joust Sculptural Wall Frieze

 

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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Most of the larger medieval portrait/sculpture items get pretty pricey, but this is very reasonable for the size it is. It has an antiqued finish and looks like carved stone work. There was a small chip in the plaster on one corner but it is not very noticeable.

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