When the new owners of the luxury Plaza Hotel in New York City, decided to renovate and transform its interior in 2005, Olde Good Things found a plethora of beautiful architectural salvage items perfect for re-use.
This world-famous hotel is a landmark 20-story Manhattan structure overlooking Central Park originally opened in 1907. It is the legendary home to “Eloise” as well as many real life famous performers and guests. It has also been the meeting place for important political meetings over the years, if the walls could speak, what history (and secrets) we would hear!
Prior to its renovation, at a tag sale by the new owners, we acquired over 100 marble mantels, as well as over-mantel mirrors, doorknobs and decorative iron grills. Many other admirers attended this sale and took away souvenirs such as bathrobes and slippers.
This world famous architectural salvage took place in June – July of 2005. The following gallery is just a sample of some of the breathless architectural pieces we purchased from this legendary landmark.
As time went by, we acquired original lighting from the Plaza Hotel to add to our inventory of architectural pieces from this historic landmark. You may be wondering, well are there any pieces left? The answer is yes, we still have a limited supply of Plaza hardware, doors, lighting and marble mantels…. Below see pictures of a basket chandelier, which once graced the hallways of each hotel floor, being carefully dressed and rewired to be sent into our Bowery location in NYC for resale.
See below available emblematic knobs, matching plates, door plates, interior doors, sconces, pendants, chandeliers as well as several styles of marble mantels all reclaimed from these luxury suites.