Learn about Hallstands

A 19th century innovation, the earliest hallstands usually consisted of a straight or shaped upright, sometimes with a drawer and with rounded wooden pegs or hooks on which to hang coats and hats. Some versions also contained umbrella stands, eith in the central section or to each side.

Hallstands became proportionately larger during the course of the century, sometimes being equipped with lift up seats and arms, and later models had brass hooks that tended to replace the wooden knobs. Early versions were usually wooden, although wonderful cast iron hallstands are to be found from the middle of the century, richly cast and ornamented.

The best known manufacturer of cast iron hallstands was Coalbrookdale Company of Shropshire England, founded in 1709. In the 1840s the company developed a range of cast iron furniture, which, once the moulds had been created, could be mass produced. Coalbookdale items are marked either with the full name of the company or an abbreviation such as 'C-B-DALE Co'

Cast iron hallstands will often also include the date lozenge, often cast into the base of the drip trays indicating the year in which the design was registered. more...
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A classic French Art Deco wrought iron hallstand, 192 cm high, 102 cm wide

Antique French ornate cast iron hallstand, with double dish base, approx 213 cm high

Antique French cast iron coat rack / hallstand, cast in relief to the base with a fallen soldier and weapons, candle sconces to the crest & double shell dishes to the base, approx 210 cm high, 84 cm wide, 42 cm deep

A yellow painted circular stick and umbrella stand French, 19th century, 69 cm high

A green painted cast iron six umbrella stand French, 19th century, 51 cm high

A red painted cast iron circular four umbrella and stick stand, French, 19th century, 60 cm high

An ebonised folding faux bamboo wall coat rack, French, circa 1900, 112 cm wide

French copper and brass umbrella stand, approx 51 cm high

A large French oak Renaissance revival hallstand, 19th century, of arched form with a mirror, shelf, various brass hanging hooks and a drawer flanked by curved umbrella and stick stands above an undertier with removable metal trays, well embellished with m

A copper and brass barrel form umbrella stand, French, 19th century, 54 cm high, 18 cm diameter

A fine and large cast iron umbrella and stick stand, French, mid 19th century, 69 cm high, 94 cm wide, 26 cm deep

A pair of oversized tan leather boot form umbrella and stick stands, French, 19th century, 74 cm high including wooden bases

A French Henry II style oak hallstand, late 19th century, approx. 300 cm high, 175 cm wide

A striking French wrought iron coat stand, circa 1930s, with an extended rail hat rack above a side mirror decorated with metal work roses and foliage and a fan shaped frosted glass shade with a rose design, with vertical strapping with pebble and notched

A copper and brass parasol shaped umbrella stand, French circa 1940, 63 cm high, 28 cm wide

A Gothic inspired walnut and brass mounted hallstand French, circa 1900 244 cm high, 75.5 cm wide, 19.5 cm deep (to end of hooks)

A cast iron bamboo form umbrella stand, French, circa 1920. 60 cm high, 49 cm wide, 23 cm deep

Antique French enamelled cast iron umbrella stand, faux bamboo design, approx 65 cm high, 53 cm high

A French provincial bentwood hallstand with central oval mirror. 200 cm high, 98 cm wide

Antique French faux bamboo coat rack, approx 76 cm long, 43 cm wide

Antique French pale green enamel iron umbrella stand, foundary marks to back, approx 69 cm high, 43 cm wide

A copper and brass cylindrical umbrella stand with coat of arms, French, 19th century, 55 cm high, 28 cm diameter

A copper and brass parasol form umbrella stand with chrome dog finial, French, circa 1930, 64 cm

A rectangular brass and cast iron umbrella stand, French, circa 1920, 50 cm high, 37 cm wide, 21 cm deep.

A decorative wrought iron hallstand in the style of Edgar Brandt, French, circa 1925, ?191 cm high, 75 cm wide, 24 cm deep

An amusing blue and yellow decorated white ceramic owl form umbrella stand French 20th century, 49 cm high

French Art Deco wrought iron hallstand, approx 193 cm high, 76 cm wide, 18 cm deep

French style shabby chic hall stand, with mirror, coat hooks and 2 drawers, 82 cm wide, 183 cm high

A circular walnut hallstand, French, 19th century. 200 cm high

A good cast iron umbrella stand, French, 19th century. 78 cm high

An unusual gilt-metal lance-form hall stand, French, circa 1950. 219 cm

A brass parasol form umbrella stand, French, circa 1950. 76 cm high

A French Art Deco wrought iron hall stand. 188 cm high, 62 cm long

A classic French Art Deco wrought iron hallstand. 193 cm high, 130 cm deep

A classic French Art Deco wrought iron mirrored back hallstand. 174 cm high, 73 cm long