In an effort to break up some of the monotony of white mantels, we’re offering our customers a chance to bring in a classic and chic accent into their homes and workplaces with a 50% off all Rouge Red Marble Mantels. Our sale has already been announced and we are receiving an extraordinary number of phone orders – hurry while this sale and supplies last!
In 2008 we were privileged to acquire 200 marble mantels from the Plaza hotel in New York. Designing luxurious rooms for glamorous clients, the stone was hand-selected, sent to Italy where it was carved, chiseled and polished into a sheen. Intricate attention and skill was applied, resulting in nothing short of art.
The Plaza Hotel closed its doors in 2005 and went under a massive renovation in which we had the opportunity to salvage these pieces. Since then, we have less than half of what was originally acquired. Here is a favorite of what remains…
Following The Plaza, in late 2010 Old Good things bought the entire inventory of Danny Alessandro & Edwin Jackson mantel company, the second oldest mantel dealer in New York City. There we found gorgeous hand-chiseled marble mantels, as well as replicas of mantels, andirons and tool sets. Available both in-store and online, below is a piece recovered from the early French Regency…
Here we see the style of the 18th century in the hand chiseled design of the center frieze as well as the way the leg motifs curve out. The marble is a soft white, contrasted with gorgeous eggplant and oxblood veining. A true work of art, the frieze is a foot deep and the marble extends down to the legs. Captivated? Sorry it’s sold as well.
The search never stops. Just last week we recovered marble mantels from a brownstone on the Upper West Side. The week before, we acquired more from a private residence in central New Jersey and another from Columbus, Ohio. Here is one of our most recent finds…
An intricately carved Baroque piece, it is made of Duquesa Rosa marble and is most likely from the Provence de Guipuzcoa, Spain. Find more here.
Hand-worked stone, marble mantles are more than a glorified shelf for cocktails and picture frames. They are the frame to your fire; a timeless piece of sculpture for your home.
This shabby looking dilapidated mansion recently was slated for demolition. Of course, the salvage team at Olde Good Things was on the scene to see what treasures they could uncover prior to its demise.
Well they didn’t have to look far, as almost every major room in this once stately home revealed carved Federal and French style mantels from a well-known American mantel company built at the turn of the century.
These mantels were fabricated by the E. Bradley Currier Co. in the early 1900’s. Each one has a label with the date of manufacture, hand-crafted in the U.S.A. These can be purchased online, just in time for mantel season.
Olde Good Things has the largest selection of antique marble, stone and wooden mantel pieces. The cold of winter is coming and we’re sure we can help you warm up your surroundings with a beautiful antique fireplace surround. Each one of our four Manhattan locations as well as our Scranton, PA warehouse and California location has a vast selection of many styles of wooden and marble mantel pieces. From heavily carved French mantels to simple Victorian arched Brownstone marble fireplaces, we most likely have the exact piece you’ve been looking for to fit into your decor. Both of these mantels can be seen at our Bowery location in Manhattan.
Take a look at our inventory online or visit us today. Think of the warmth you will enjoy this season in front of your new antique fireplace from Olde Good Things.
Historically speaking, St. Patrick’s Day is a day when Catholics, Anglicans, and Irish-Americans celebrate the man and the myth, Saint Patrick. Celebrated on March 17th, the day is meant to commemorate the life and the ministry of the Patron Saint of Ireland.
Modernly and commercially speaking, St. Patrick’s Day is a day when Americans celebrate their love for the Irish, and the color green. Cities throughout the country hold parades and costume and craft stores offer customers quirky t-shirts, anything featuring shamrocks, and lots and lots of leprechaun images.
Scranton, a city known for its Irish immigrant and Irish-American communities, isn’t just home to one of the most popular and well-attended St. Patrick’s Day parades, it is also home to Olde Good Things headquarters and main warehouse.
In order to get into the spirit with our fellow Scrantonians we are showcasing a few of the green items in our inventory.
Is your home in need of a bit of antique flare and a splash of color? Why don’t you give this early 20th century carved wood frame love seat with plush lime green upholstery a try?
Here’s a gallery of other green seating if this isn’t your style…
We also have a great number of green tiles in our inventory. These tiles are perfect for remodeling projects in kitchens, bathrooms, or mudrooms.
If the seating or tiles aren’t your thing, you might consider this green French marble Empire style mantel. This mantel is medium-sized with bronze sphinxes flanking each side and a bronze center motif. This mantel is one of a kind and in excellent condition. This is one of several additions from Danny Alessandro & Edwin Jackson mantel company.
If you’d rather have an industrial perk with a green flare, take a look at these offerings:
The final item in our Olde Good Things “do the green thing” post is this set of hunter green shutter doors featuring heart cut-outs to add accent and simplistic beauty. These doors measure 52.25 in. H x 18.875 in. W x 1.375 in, and are in good condition.
Olde Good Things is glad to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with you by offering you a 15% discount on green items on our web site on March 17th. Just call or email and mention you saw this offering on the blog post. If you’d like to see more of the green items in our inventory—from industrial lamps to furniture to mantel clocks—visit our warehouse or one of our locations. If you’d like to learn more about any of the items featured in this post, please contact us.
From all of us at Olde Good Things, we wish you a happy, healthy, and “green” St. Patrick’s Day!