Garden Decor & Accessories

The decoration of gardens with ornamental pieces such as sculptures, figurines, fountains, outdoor furniture, and birdhouses is a pastime enjoyed worldwide. The first gardens to be adorned with decorative objects were in Ancient Greece and Rome, where classical statuary, busts, fountains, urns, sundials, and lounging furniture were the preferred ornamental pieces. In 7th century A.D., artificial rock gardens, or scholar rocks, became important decorative pieces in China, where they inspired intellectuals to gaze and reflect upon upon their asymmetrical, visually stimulating qualities.

The 18th century witnessed an important shift in garden decoration with the fusion of European and Asian styles. In Britain, gardens incorporated ornamental pieces collected in and inspired by distant lands, such as fragments of Egyptian obelisks and miniature pagodas produced in Europe.

During the 19th century, marble and porcelain figurines, especially gnomes, became wildly popular in Germany and were collected and displayed outside homes across Europe and the United States. Garden gnomes remain one of the most sought after decorative pieces for gardens today. An incredible variety of garden ornaments including religious sculptures, bird baths, wind mills, chimes, and Christmas décor are available at auction.


Quick Facts

  • On April 19, 2015, Heritage Auctions Beverly Hills sold a cardboard garden gnome signed by all four members of the Beatles for $42,500
  • The Gardens of Versailles, which are decorated with more than two hundred water fountains, sculptures, and busts, are visited by more than six million visitors each year
  • Wealthy Romans installed extravagant gardens with fountains, chaise lounge chairs, sculpted ancestor busts, and potted plants inside their villas

Recommended Items at Auction

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A pair of precious stone trees with a planter decorated with scrolling lotus design
Oct 17, 6:00 PM ICT
A pair of precious stone trees with a planter decorated with scrolling lotus design
by RCB Auctions
Est: ฿25,000- ฿30,000
฿12,0008 Bids
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PORTABLE POP UP POD
Oct 24, 12:00 PM EDT
PORTABLE POP UP POD
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$116 Bids
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GARDEN TREASURES MODEL 0404388 GARDEN GREENHOUSE WITH SLEEVES
Oct 17, 12:00 PM EDT
GARDEN TREASURES MODEL 0404388 GARDEN GREENHOUSE WITH SLEEVES
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$95 Bids
Nice Iron Obelisks with Garden Gate
Oct 24, 6:00 PM EDT
Nice Iron Obelisks with Garden Gate
by Caswell Prewitt Realty, INC
Est: $0- $0
$453 Bids
MODERN TEAK OUTDOOR FURNITURE GROUPING
Oct 19, 11:00 AM EDT
MODERN TEAK OUTDOOR FURNITURE GROUPING
by Westport Auction
Est: $50- $1,000
$803 Bids
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LIGHT BLUE PATIO UMBRELLA
Oct 17, 12:00 PM EDT
LIGHT BLUE PATIO UMBRELLA
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$22 Bids
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TOM CARE GARDEN KNEELER
Oct 24, 12:00 PM EDT
TOM CARE GARDEN KNEELER
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$22 Bids
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TIN TOLE PLANTER
Oct 19, 12:00 PM EDT
TIN TOLE PLANTER
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$22 Bids
The Triumph hand planter
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
The Triumph hand planter
by Chupp Auctions & Real Estate, LLC
Est: $25- $200
$201 Bid
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METAL POT OUTDOOR PLANTER AND MISC GLASSWARE
Oct 17, 12:00 PM EDT
METAL POT OUTDOOR PLANTER AND MISC GLASSWARE
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$11 Bid
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SHEPHARD HOOKS AND HANGING PLANTERS
Oct 19, 12:00 PM EDT
SHEPHARD HOOKS AND HANGING PLANTERS
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$11 Bid
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PLANT BRACKETS AND MISC GARDEN
Oct 19, 12:00 PM EDT
PLANT BRACKETS AND MISC GARDEN
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$11 Bid
A SET OF THREE SQUARE CONCRETE GARDEN PLANTERS
Oct 26, 6:00 PM PDT
A SET OF THREE SQUARE CONCRETE GARDEN PLANTERS
by O'Gallerie
Est: $300- $400
$1501 Bid
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SIGNATURE DESIGN PLANTER SET
Oct 24, 12:00 PM EDT
SIGNATURE DESIGN PLANTER SET
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$11 Bid
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GREEN OUTDOOR PATIO CUSIONS
Oct 24, 12:00 PM EDT
GREEN OUTDOOR PATIO CUSIONS
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$11 Bid
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GREEN OUTDOOR PATIO CUSIONS
Oct 24, 12:00 PM EDT
GREEN OUTDOOR PATIO CUSIONS
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$11 Bid
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GREEN OUTDOOR PATIO CUSIONS
Oct 24, 12:00 PM EDT
GREEN OUTDOOR PATIO CUSIONS
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$11 Bid
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GREEN OUTDOOR PATIO CUSIONS
Oct 24, 12:00 PM EDT
GREEN OUTDOOR PATIO CUSIONS
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$11 Bid
JOSEF HOFFMANN (1870-1956) (ATTRIBUTED DESIGNER) PLANTER, CIRCA 1905
Oct 21, 10:00 AM BST
JOSEF HOFFMANN (1870-1956) (ATTRIBUTED DESIGNER) PLANTER, CIRCA 1905
by Lyon & Turnbull
Est: £2,000- £3,000
£1,0000 Bids
A pair of terracotta baluster garden vases
Oct 26, 10:30 AM BST
A pair of terracotta baluster garden vases
by Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
Est: £500- £700
£4500 Bids
A set of three composition stone planters
Oct 26, 10:30 AM BST
A set of three composition stone planters
by Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
Est: £400- £600
£3500 Bids
A Victorian terracotta herb planter
Oct 26, 10:30 AM BST
A Victorian terracotta herb planter
by Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
Est: £300- £500
£2800 Bids
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ORNATE CAST IRON GARDEN BENCH
Oct 21, 7:00 PM IST
ORNATE CAST IRON GARDEN BENCH
by Sheppards
Est: €500- €800
€3000 Bids
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ORNATE CAST IRON GARDEN BENCH
Oct 21, 7:00 PM IST
ORNATE CAST IRON GARDEN BENCH
by Sheppards
Est: €500- €800
€3000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Garden Decor & Accessories


Aether Auctions

Aether Auctions

Austin Auction Gallery

Austin Auction Gallery

Sheppards

Sheppards

Link Auction Galleries

Link Auction Galleries