Post and Beam Reclamation Ltd.
Post + Beam moved out of Toronto and away from our bricks and mortar retail showroom in 2018. However there have been hiccups along the road to digital.
The business is focused on salvaged building parts and garden ornament, but we cast a wider net for unique and arcane items.
We do not have an open showroom in Port Hope; however we welcome your inquiries as we transition to our new operation, and
if you’re in town please call ahead for the 50 Peso tour of our new warehouse.
E-mail or call us (voice or text message) to allow us time to clean up and boil water for tea.
Merchandise arrives regularly from interesting sources near and afar.
We welcome inquiries and look forward to acquainting if we aren’t known to you already.
Please contact us to request other images and/or details of item(s) you see. Peace to you, Doug.
1. Brass Candleabra with Crystal Drops
Item Price: $85
Item Description: Does anyone remember the Hilarious House of Frightenstein?
Does anybody else remember just a single candelabra in every scene?
Could this one be the “other”?
Brass three candle fixture with square base and fluted corinthian column, foliate bobeches and six crystal drops on each.
23-14″ (59 cm) high, 14-1/2″ (37 cm) wide, 6″ (15.5 cm) square base
2. RARE A Pair of 8 Inch Round Cast Iron Registers with Louvers
Item Price: $175 for pair
Item Description: Round registers are scarce and pairs of them are exponentially more so.
I’m posting this partly because somebody asked me recently if I had a pair of 8 inch rounds. I laughed at his question then less than a week later I found these in a decrepit box. I’m eating boiled crow now, the taste is familiar.
Also I just decided to show something I sell that has great utility but little curb appeal. While this is patently obvious, I still thought I should explain my position. Questions, anybody?
Diameter to edge 9-3/4″ (24.75 cm) Diameter of boot 8″ (20.3 cm)
Depth of boot 2-1/4″ (5.7 cm)
Sandblasting add $50
3. Abercrombie & Fitch Two Sided Safari Flask in Zippered Suede Sleeve
Item Price: $375
Item Description: If it was good enough for Ernest Hemingway, you probably should own one of these too. While away on your safari isn’t it nice to know that your absinthe and hemlock are safely stored in this handsome two compartment silvered flask?
It’s not sterling silver but it’s clearly not ordinary plate either.
Perhaps check “Under Kilimanjaro” for some mention of it.
Comes with a zippered calfskin suede case.
Each side holds 26 ounces, approximately 769 ml
You’ll easily work up a thirst carrying it around.
Condition Good other than a shallow 2″ dent on one of the broad sides.
Marked ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO. MADE IN ENGLAND
10-1/2″ (26.7 cm) tall, 7-1/4″ (18.4 cm) wide, 1-1/2″ (3.8 cm) thick
4. Early 18th C. Copper Plate Architectural Prints, Matted
Item Price: $375 for four
Item Description: All four are from Vitruvius Britannicus Vol. III an important set of plans and elevations of public and private buildings in Britain, Colen Campbell engraver
Date of publication 1725
Blenheim Castle is the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill (played by John Lithgow in “The Crown”), his body is interred at St. Martin’s Parish Cemetery nearby and two of these architectural engravings feature the Blenheim Castle floorplan, the other two show plans of homes in Devonshire and Wantstead.
All on high quality acid free back and heavy 10 point off white mat board.
Mat board size 16″ (40.65 cm) tall, 20-1/2″ (52 cm) wide
Area inside print lines 9-3/4″ (24.75 cm) tall, 15″ (38.1 cm) wide
5. Cast Iron American Bootscrape
Item Price: $145
Item Description: A heavy cast iron ornate American bootscrape would look good at your horse farm, just outside the door so horse-y people know to scrape off their boots before entering.
A classic, like your good self.
7-1/2″ (19 cm) high, 13-1/2″ (34 cm) long, 9-1/2″ (24 cm) wide
6. Teak Door with Inset Mirror from the Head of a 60 foot Cabin Cruiser Launched 1923
Item Price: $175
Item Description: A cool conversation piece, this door could find its’ place in your bathroom or near your door to outside (to check for spinach in your teeth before you leave).
The Teak hulled cruiser was powered by twin diesel engines and raced owners of other fancy cruisers around the Queen Charlotte Islands almost a century ago.
Own a piece of history here, or possibly use it as a starting point to build your own Teak vessel. You’ll own a door for the head and that’s a really essential part.
Nice brass mechanism and knob with original patina, you could put hooks flanking the mirror to hang your keys or a shelf for your wallet below the mirror.
There’s no OFF position on the genius switch, ladies and gentlemen.
I’ve got a million of ’em.
72″ (183 cm) tall, 18″ (45.75 cm) wide, 1-1/2″ (3.8 cm) thick
7. Cast Iron Foliate Urn
8. 19th C. Lipscombe and Co. Stoneware Water Dispenser
9. Modernist Steel Andirons
10. American Cast Iron Mooring Bollards
Item Price: $550 for pair
Item Description: Heavy (!) Cast Iron American Mooring Bollards ex. Bay City, Michigan.
If you don’t yet have a boat these may be all the inspiration you need.
Originally with a 3-1/2″ post probably either a flag pole or light post surmounted.
If you buy these and Item # 11 Pebble Glass Exterior Lamp Heads you’ll just need
the post and some power to make your home or cottage an illuminated landmark.
21″ (53.3 cm) high, 18″ (45.7 cm) arm end to arm end, 3-1/2″ (8.9 cm) diameter top opening for post
11. Pebble Glass Exterior Lamp Heads
Item Price: $975 for pair
Item Description: These pebbled opaque glass outdoor lamp heads have an enamelled interior reflector, a copper shade cover and cast iron base.
Together with Item #10 Cast Iron Mooring Bollards you would have the tops and base of a pair of impressive outdoor lights.
Assembled from flared collar base to top of finial: 26″ (66 cm) high, 18″ (45.7 cm) outside diameter of glass shade
12. Ornamental English Stamped Brass Trim Pieces
Item Price: $145 for all
Item Description: Each piece is stamped with a registry mark which is covered by the next overlapping piece to make a repeat pattern every 12 inches (30 cm).
In two patterns, the rectilinear Holly pattern has never been installed whereas the darker floral pattern has good patina.
Floral (darker) pattern: 12″ (30 cm) long, 6″ (15 cm) high
13 whole pieces = 13 feet plus 4 partials
Holly (bright) pattern: 12″ (30 cm) long, 2-5/8″ (6.7 cm) high
25 whole pieces = 25 feet plus 1 partial
13. Two Unframed Leaded Glass Panels
Item Price: $350 each
Item Description: Clear glass transom light with four bevelled rounds and faceted jewel at center.
ex. Philadelphia, PA typically installed in a landscape format above an entryway.
1 crack, no omissions
14″ (35.5 cm) high, 35″ (89 cm) wide
Clear and coloured glass English leaded window depicting a chalice and with a green slag glass border. 2 cracks, no omissions
32-1/2″ (82.5 cm) high, 12-1/2″ (31.75 cm) wide
14. Contemporary American Beveled and Jeweled Zinc Came Window
Item Price: $425
Item Description: Zinc camed decorative window in simple Spruce frame.
Overall (in frame) 32″ (81.25 cm) x 42″ (106.7 cm)
Without frame 28″ (71.1 cm) x 38″ (96.5 cm)
The window is comprised of 40 bevelled glass panes, 56 flat panes and a central round multi faceted jewel
Excellent quality with no cracks or omissions.
15. Schoolhouse Slate Blackboard Panels from Essex ON 1893
Item Price: $125 and up
Item Description: All slate blackboards from a school in Essex County ON, 1893.
The slate has been polished on one side to be marked with chalk, the other side is
slightly rough. The thickness of the panels vary from 1/4″ (.65 cm) to 1/2″ (1.3 cm) Slate is a finely grained metamorphic rock, soft enough to cut with a stone or tile blade on a grinder, circular saw or jigsaw. It can be drilled easily with a metal drill bit
$125 for 45″ x 42″ $140 for 60″ x 42″ $150 for 66″ x 42″
$1250 for 15 pieces, for a total of 255 square feet