Antique stone sinks. A Journey in time and space.

Most people fall in love with antique reclaimed Limestone sinks that are centuries old from the first few moment they lay eyes on them. A client once said that if can could hoist one of our antique sinks up 100 fleets of stairs into his New York penthouse just to replace his impersonal, modern powder room sink he would be up for that challenge. He was enchanted with our sinks uneven yet smooth to the touch edges and taken back by the historic patina of the stone that took centuries for its formation. He took that passion for old limestone to heart and added many of our sinks to the full container order he had us ship for him from France.

1 sinkA gorgeous antique marble ribbed sink that was shipped from the South of France to New York in a full container.

2 sinkSee above the photo of another simplistic yet timeless sink element he has acquired from us. It’s a 17th century converted French Farmhouse stone sink that our client had his heart set one to moment he saw that photo. He liked the fact that it has started to collect vegetation and moss from having sat there in the yard undisturbed for nearly 15 years covered with purple flowers and ladybugs.

In addition to our crusty antique limestone sinks that will eventually reside in some of the prettiest kitchens and powder rooms of America, we also carry a few amazing antique marble shell sinks that our many friend designers and architects end up installing in their powder rooms projects just like this client did.

3 sinkOne of the original antique Italianate marble sinks that were reclaimed from a 17th century ruined villas.

4 sinksAn inspirational photo showing similar antique shell sinks as seen installed in a French home showing a ‘his and hers’ antique sink layout.

So many ancient marble sinks were among the 200 plus items shipped to that client who ended up furnishing his Texas ranch as well! We can’t wait to see the final properties coming to life, filled with our ancient elements juxtaposed with the modern furnishings in a modern architectural layout. How will they be used?  With a little inspiration from our past project database of images, most of the guess work is normally taken out of the final design equation.

5 sinksAn old and crusty sink that was to sit on a thick stone slab sheet with a modern linear glass tile mosaic back splash and a minimalist nickel faucet above.

6 sinksA similar Italian house trough sink was also proposed for the second guest bath at one time.

7 sinksA French Chateau Sink was the first contender for the Master bathroom sink.

8 sinksA possible option for the French farmhouse vegetable sink to be installed into the Antique limestone island.

9 sinksThis was another interesting design contender for the main kitchen sink.

10 sinksAn original Stone sink.  This was a possible option for the main French farmhouse sink but proved to be harder to configure into the existing design of the kitchen.

11 sinksThis was another possible option for the French farmhouse vegetable sink that was to be installed into the Antique limestone island

12 sinksAn unusual antique planter sink that could be re-purposed  as a wine cellar or wine tasting room sink.

13 sinksThis beachy antique marble sink turned out to be a few inches off from what the designer was hoping for. Luckily a similar but narrower sink was available.

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This inspirational photo was so close in design and size to the real antique sink we had in stock at the time.

Ancient Trough Sink by Ancient Surfaces-02154That’s the one we picked at the time. It was later replaced by a 38” wide sink that was close in design.

16 sinksThis double sink antique limestone trough was a bit deeper that what was engineered for by the architect.

17 sinksA Very West Indies Caribbean looking sink that was replaces last minute by an oval shaped sink.

18 sinksAn ancient Limestone block carved out by our carver. It was about to have a customized sink hole for fitting the drain pipe in before it was deselected.

19 sinksThis inspirational sink design is supposed to have the faucet mounted from its wall side since it has enough stone depth to drill into.

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It is hard not to fall in love with a solid standalone piece of rock that is hundreds of years old and harder not to want to see those thick stone treasures retrofitted into kitchen and bathroom sink in the most interesting homes and villas all across the world. We hope that one day you too will take that same journey in time and space and start selecting not only your sinks but your stone floors, walls, fountains and fireplaces from our unique local US and European stocks.

 

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