The Vanderbilt Hotel was a luxurious landmark in New York City. Built in 1913 by Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, it showcased opulent architecture and hosted prominent guests. The building was designed by architects Warren and Wetmore in 1912 and still stands today. Renamed the “Grand Hyatt New York” in 1980, it continues to be an iconic destination, blending history with modern elegance.
This antique cast terra cotta bust of the goddess Ariadne, the immortal wife of the wine god Dionysus, was salvaged from the very top of the former Vanderbilt Hotel on 4 Park Avenue in New York City. It was made of two pieces, the top is hollow with a terra cotta outer surface and the bottom is filled with brick with a terra cotta outer surface. This construction allowed for easy transport and weight stability. There are several available in various conditions. This listing is for the statue pictured.
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Hardware – Vintage hardware orders in the US over $25 ship free by USPS. Orders under $25 ship for $7.95, US only. Please allow 1 to 3 days for processing. Expedited shipping may be available at an additional cost.
Standard shipping – Small items (under 5 lb., no larger than 12 in.) are shipped USPS with a 1 to 3 business day processing time. Medium-sized items (5 to 50 lb., no larger than 30 in.) are shipped UPS Ground, with processing time from 3 to 10 business days.
Freight – Items over 50 lb. or larger than 30 in. will be shipped by a freight carrier. Items are crated by our freight department in our Scranton, PA warehouse. A crating charge will be added in your quote. Processing typically takes 1 to 2 weeks. Scheduling for delivery will be made with the most cost-effective and trusted carriers. For shipments to a residential address, a lift gate will be automatically included at an additional cost. Shipments to a commercial addresses with a loading dock or fork lift available may be exempted from the lift gate fee. All crates have Phillips head screws on one side, so that they can be easily opened.
Local pick-up – Local pick-up for most orders is available in our New York city stores and Scranton, PA, warehouse for free. Processing time may take 1 to 2 weeks. We also have a location in Los Angeles that we ship a large freight container to several times a year with store pick-up available. There is an additional handling charge for this option. If you're interested in this service, please make a note in the order note field in your cart or contact us for details. A salesperson will notify you when your order is ready for pickup.
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You may return items for refund or exchange within 10 days of your receiving them (online orders only). Returns may be subject to a 15% restocking fee. Custom orders are not returnable. Please email with return requests. Shipping charges are not refundable. Remember though, almost everything here is olde, and is sold as is. If an item is damaged in shipping, please let us know.