We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Fox 5 NY for the new segment featuring our 52nd St, Midtown NY store. Fox5 reporter Cristal Young received a New York history store tour by the store manager, Jim DiGiacoma. Some pieces shown were salvaged from The Plaza Hotel, JFK International Airport, and Waldorf Astoria, New York.
June is wedding season, and if you are feeling helpless or overwhelmed with what to gift the bride and groom, you can trust Olde Good Things to have just the thing. Consider a classic piece recovered from the Waldorf Astoria NYC. These treasures combine history, functionality, and beauty for the newlywed’s home space.
Waldorf Astoria Fortessa Bone China Demitasse Gift Set
A modern Fortessa bone china demitasse set in white recovered from the Waldorf Astoria towers is a stunning gift for the happy couple to unwrap. This piece inspires a combination of class and history for dinners, parties, or romantic tête-à-tête. The set includes a tray, cups, saucers, and spoons, along with a Waldorf Astoria Certificate of Authenticity. Dimensions and specs can be found here.
Waldorf Astoria Modern Sambonet Butter Knife Set
A stylish set of dinnerware is an integral part of every wedding package, but this original Waldorf Astoria stainless steel butter knife set takes imagination to another level. Complete with a Certificate of Authenticity, this wedding flatware set adds flair and quality to the traditional silverware wedding gift. A decorative bow is available in red or white.
Waldorf Astoria Art Deco Silver Plated & Glass Water Pitcher – Sold Out
A Waldorf Astoria glass pitcher is perfect for serving cool drinks in summer or for daily use in-home or office and makes a perfect summer wedding gift. This clear pitcher with classic Art Deco silver-plated frame and handle is a beautiful accent piece in any room. These unused pitchers designed by D.W. Haber and Sons and salvaged from Waldorf Astoria towers are solid, functional, and elegant.
Waldorf Astoria Modern Fortessa China Creamer Sugar Bowl Set
A Waldorf Astoria NYC ceramic gift set with vitrified china creamer, sugar bowl, and a plate is another unique wedding gift that is both functional and aesthetic. This set is available in classic white and includes the Waldorf Astoria card of authenticity. A Fortessa cream and sugar bowl makes an impression alone or paired with any of the other recovered treasures from Waldorf Astoria NYC.
Four Piece Silver Plated Waldorf Astoria Tea Set
This singular silver tea set with teapot, sugar bowl, milk pourer, and a tray is original to the Waldorf Astoria Towers and is a memorable, one-of-a-kind rare wedding gift. The set includes a Waldorf Astoria card of authenticity and items are stamped D.W. Haber & Son, NY.
A limited amount of these sets are available for purchase for your unique wedding gift. Contact us at Olde Good Things today for more information on these or any of our other recovered treasures.
Here you see our second post in the series Press Releases. Olde Good Things would like to thank the Associated Press for featuring us in their article, “Salvage Salvage shops offer sustainable decor with a story“. This article features the interviews of two dealers and two editors in the architectural salvage industry. Read each of their point of view in the full article.
We appreciate AMNY for celebrating with us our 25th anniversary in business, in their article “Olde Good Things Celebrates 25 Years of Salvaging Rare Treasures“. The interview for this article took place at our 16th St. Union Square store that has since been moved to 333 W. 52nd St., Midtown. One of our most valued employees, Madeline Beauchamp gave details regarding our top salvaged jobs that has produced our rather unique inventory.
Just a few weeks ago we held our Grand Opening event for our newly relocated flagship store at 333 W. 52nd Street. Considering all things, with the present economic situation, the event brought a great turn-out, with many faces and friends of OGT.
Gregory Singer, founder and music director of the Manhattan Symphonie, provided musical entertainment during the 3-day event. He coupled with some friends to provide a variety of lighthearted tunes, from Americana to Italian Classics. We were delighted to have him.
Many people loved the lion and engaged in the Instagram promotion receiving 25% off just for posting a picture of themselves with the OGT Lion Mascot in front of our store.
Besides the lion Mascot, you couldn’t miss the OGT T-Rex who stands in the front welcoming all passers-by.
Many of our knowledgeable OGT salespeople are on board to help the customers with any and all questions. We also have trusty help from Flores, who has faithfully worked with us in the setup and installation of architectural pieces for many years. Flores offers a wealth of information to customers who have questions concerning the restoration and installation of many olde good things.
It seems that the neighborhood is delighted to have us. This is the first time we have been centrally located in Midtown Manhattan so we hope that many of our friends and previous customers will find us here. We are presently open for 7 days, with limited hours from 9 am to 5 pm. We are following the CDC guidelines and limiting the traffic with 6 ft. social distancing and sanitizing stations throughout the store.
The store is chock full of one of a kind, never seen before items. There’s something for everyone. We hope you will join us in continuing to celebrate this new location.
Come meet the many faces of Olde Good Things!
By the way, Gregory is known to make pop-in visits so you may see him here again and you can hear him play his magical violin. A note of interest, Gregory recently illustrated and published his first children’s book about a spaceman who helped children wash their hands. Great for these times! Take a look at this link to find out more.
As many of you may realize by now our location at 16th Street in Union Square has recently moved to a much larger central location at 333 W. 52nd Street. This store has a similar scale to our original Manhattan store at 24th Street with its sprawling first floor and lower level. It is being stocked with signature architectural items from legendary New York City buildings as well as many unique designs and home furnishings perfect for the home or office (and nowadays home office as well!).
We will soon be “open” to the general public and are planning on a Grand Opening on October 2nd. We are planning a sneak peek week starting Friday, September 25th just before our Grand Opening. Just stop by or call for an appointment at 212-989-8814. Of course, this shopping experience will be conducted within CDC guidelines for the safety of both our customers as well as our staff. PPE will be required (face masks) and we’ll have plenty of sanitizing stations throughout the store. Capacity will be limited to ensure a safer and more pleasant shopping experience. Hours of operation will be posted, but for now, we are open every day from 9 am to 5 pm.
The store is stocked with fresh picks as well as a great assortment of what we are notorious for, handmade mirrors and decorative furnishings as well as our line of tables both rustic and elegant. There is much “never seen before” merchandise so come and get first dibs! Our plan is to post these items online soon after our opening in the following weeks.
During these difficult times, it’s a comfort to know OGT is still a staple in New York City. Our commitment is to continue as long as we can find great finds, which doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Keep an eye out, buzz is not lacking at OGT. There are so many story-filled items reclaimed from years gone by. A few samples include: Copper framed mirrors made from windows of prominent skyscrapers such as the Flat Iron Building and 200 5th Ave (formerly the renowned Toy Manufacturers Building which now houses the famous Italian Market: Eataly). Also, marble mantels and original lighting from the Waldorf Astoria can be seen firsthand and so much more.
We look forward to seeing you at the new flagship location, as always expect an exciting experience shopping at one of the most interesting stores in New York City.
As the governments in both New York and Pennsylvania gingerly begin to lift restrictions on non-essential businesses, Olde Good Things will be opening on a limited “safety-first” basis to accommodate our customers with a curbside pickup in both New York City and Scranton, PA. This will go into effect starting Monday, June 8, 2020. What this means is that neither the warehouse nor the NYC stores will be open to the general public for browsing or shopping the store, but if you have ordered something online and would like to come to pick it up, we will be glad to accommodate you, just please give us a call first so we can set this up.
As of now, we will be opening our Scranton, PA locations to customers by appointment only. So please call 570-341-7668 or email us to set up an appointment before coming to the location. Our knowledgeable staff is glad to assist you in advance to possibly find what you may need prior to your appointment to reduce the time at our locations. We will not be open to the general public for browsing or shopping the warehouses, so please do not simply show up without an appointment with an actual salesperson.
Of course, you are always welcome to shop our well-stocked website and we will be glad to provide curbside pick-up at either of our Scranton locations. As is required with all public venues, face masks must be worn for your protection and the protection of the staff.
New York City
Our New York City stores are not at the appointment stage as of yet. But, the good news is, that if you do order something online and your item is at one of our stores, we will be glad to meet you there and you will be able to pick your items up. We also will be able to begin deliveries again from our New York City locations. We are also now offering the service of remote shopping via video. We’re glad to do a facetime video of the store or send you some clips especially of items you may be looking for.
Pleases stay safe and well and we’ll do our best to continue to provide you with the great “olde” good things you’ve grown to love! We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you soon.
Dealers welcome! We are now setting up at the Spring High Point Market. We have an amazing selection of all our manufactured altered antiques merchandise carefully handcrafted from reclaimed architectural elements. You’ll see a great variety of mirrors made from reclaimed copper roofing and 100 year old ceiling tin. Also lighting, hardware and a selection of home furnishings including a collection of our unique line of tables.
Come see us at the Suites at Market Square on the 1st Floor. Suite 1-534. Show Dates are April 16-20, 2016
Hope to see you there!
Here’s just a sampling…
As we get more set up – we’ll post more pictures.
As many of our customers are already aware, a move of our original Manhattan Chelsea store at 124 W. 24th Street has been in the making for quite some time. Well, now the prospect of moving has become a reality. We lost our lease, with only a month or so before new tenants will be taking over the space. That being said, this 9000 sq. ft. location which is stocked with merchandise from nearly 20 years of acquisitions, will be quite an undertaking to move; so we at Olde Good Things are making deals on all items!
Please remember that we have three other fabulous locations in NYC and are losing just this location. We are still going strong in NYC. We also have a huge store in Los Angeles, two warehouses in Scranton PA and an extensive web site with all the same great merchandise you have grown to love at our Chelsea store. We are also actively looking for one or two replacements for this location in Manhattan and will keep you posted about that as well!
If you have ever visited our 24th Street store, you know we have a great variety of architectural treasures including original lighting, antique fireplace mantels (both wood and marble) and original hardware. We also have architectural stones, doors, and a great selection of altered antiques, unique and practical furnishings made from reclaimed materials including our famous farm tables and tin mirrors and wall panels!
Come shop with us this month at Olde Good Things Chelsea for great deals. Maybe there’s something you’ve been eyeing for a while and have been hoping to get a better deal. Well now’s the time, come in, shop and enjoy the discounts while time permits. We hope to see you there!
Chelsea Store: 124 W. 24th Street, NY, NY (between 6th & 7th Ave.) 212-989-8401. Open 7 days 10am to 7pm except Sunday 11am to 7pm.
Visit our other NYC locations 7 days at:
302 Bowery (between Bleeker and Houston) 212-498-9922
5 E. 16th Street (between 5th Ave. and Union Square West) 212-989-8814
149 Madison Avenue (at the corner of 32nd & Madison Ave.) 212-321-0770
Nothing accents new design projects better than an old piece of architectural beauty given new dimension and life. Here is an old steeple clock, six foot in diameter which has been refurbished and given that new dimension in this high end residential redo in Hollywood by Julie Berchtold of Berchtold Harris, a design / build firm located in Los Angeles.
The clock face is solid bronze and is over 100 years old. Here you see it up and running as a center piece to this vast open living area.
Although the living area is ultra modern, the back-lit and now fully functional antique clock fits right in as it has stood the test of time. Julie found this clock at our Grand Ave. Los, Angeles location and had the vision for it’s renewal in this penthouse apartment. Take a look at this project and many others on her web site at this link. Come visit us at one of our six locations and find that perfect piece for your next design project.