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At Olde Good Things, we strive to preserve pieces of architectural history as a whole or use those pieces to create something one of a kind and handmade in our Scranton, Pennsylvania shop. Some of our more unique products are our tin ceiling panels and mirrors.
What makes these tin mirrors and panels so unique is that they are made from 100-year-old tin ceilings that we have salvaged from historic buildings across the United States. Tin ceiling was a result of American ingenuity and innovation in the mid-1800’s, as well as a direct response to decorative plaster ceilings that were in style in wealthier European homes. Tin ceilings were a better design choice than a plaster ceiling, as it retained the beautiful architectural design of a plaster ceiling while being much easier to install. In the late 1800’s, the production of tin ceiling peaked as Americans sought out beautiful interior design ideas, with roughly 45 companies in the US producing tin ceiling pieces.
To salvage these architectural artifacts, Olde Good Things purchases the tin ceilings while they are still in their original old buildings. We then reclaim these pieces ourselves by prying out the nails that hold the tin to the wood strips on the ceiling. The next stop is our Scranton workshop where the pieces are cut to size, attached to a wood frame, finished with a pop of color and sealant, and finally a piece of mirror is installed to complete the process.
We give these mirrors and panels new life, helping to preserve their history while creating a functional and unique antique furnishing for your home. Our reclaimed tin ceiling panels and mirrors make great gifts for those loved ones on your holiday shopping list. As a special for the holiday season, we’re offering three different promotions for our tin mirrors and panels.
Be sure to order soon so you can get them for the holidays. We’re sure they’ll make an exceptional addition to any home.
For more information or to see our wide variety of reclaimed architectural antiques, visit our webstore at ogtstore.com.
While New York City is a place of constant growth and change, it is also a city filled with numerous architectural wonders from the past. Sadly, as many New Yorkers are saying goodbye to some of the city’s fantastic buildings and older architecture, not much is done to save the more interesting aspects from a landfill. That’s why whenever older buildings are being renovated or demolished, the team of architecturologists from Olde Good Things work tirelessly to uncover and preserve these architectural artifacts.
Olde Good Things recently spent time salvaging pieces from several late 19th century buildings in the West Broadway city block in the Tribeca neighborhood, just a short walk from Ground Zero. The area, scheduled to be developed for condominiums and retail space, held multiple unique architectural details.
One of the many reclaimed pieces brought back from this Tribeca neighborhood were an abundance of original ornate ceiling tin. Tin ceilings were popular in businesses and homes until around the beginning of the 20th century and feature intricate stamped designs. These tin ceiling tiles will either be sold individually, or the OGT craftsmen will turn them into beautiful frames and ornate mirrors in a multitude of colors – perfect for any commercial or residential restoration projects.
Another interesting architectural feature recovered from this property were several original wrought iron balconies and fire escapes. Developed in the latter part of the 19th century for New York’s tenement apartments, wrought iron balconies and fire escapes soon found uses in other commercial, residential and industrial buildings. These reclaimed wrought iron balconies and fire escapes would add an unexpected element of classic city chic to any renovation.
Also recovered from our recent trip are several interior and exterior wooden doors. These doors, some of which include the original glass windows or hand-lettered company names, can be incorporated in modern homes to create a unique design style. These doors are also especially popular for use as exterior doors in older buildings.
While preservationists and those who love the “old” New York lament the demolition of these older properties, Olde Good Things is thrilled to be able to help save what we can so others may be able to repurpose or reuse these pieces of architectural history.
Whether you’re interested in one of these great architectural artifacts from this Tribeca neighborhood, or you’re looking for other unique antique features, you’re always welcome at any of our Olde Good Things stores or at our webstore. We’re sure the perfect piece of history awaits you.
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Olde Good Things is known for fabricating olde antique artifacts and recreating them into useful furnishings for the home or office. Take a look at some of our customers homes and shops… Here’s just a sample of how they used Olde Good Things elements to decorate.
Our southern customer loves our tin! Here a full length mirror and (above right) a wall of decorative antique tin panels. Trove Warehouse features farm tables made from reclaimed white pine beams.