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Antique Vintage Birch Fireplace Mantel Early 1900's Knox Hall Columbia U.

$2,500.00 or Best Offer Sold

Seller: f_g_salvage (1,099) 100%, Location: Bristol, Pennsylvania, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 231871732758 Local pickup or delivery is preferred, but freight is available. If you would like to have this delivered or shipped, please contact me before purchase; my delivery fee is $1/mile within 500 miles of 19007(PA), or I have a few preferred blanket services that will deliver outside of that range. Due to the size, hand delivery or blanket service is the best option. Here is a birch mantel/panel that was originally installed in Columbia's Knox Hall in NYC, it was removed a few years ago by the restoration woodworkers as a template; I recently acquired the lot that they kept for their restoration work. *Read on at the end of the description for a summary of the history of Knox Hall* This incredible mantel is pretty much an entire wall, roughly 9 feet tall and 9 feet wide and constructed of beautifully figured birch. It is in decent shape but has a good amount of nicks/scratches/dings from removal and relocation, and sections of the plywood panels show some cracking. It has been broken down into 3 sections, with only a small cut showing on either side of the mantel shelf (see pics). There are spots where the finish has been worn off from the tape that they used to mark the pieces, so this will likely need a refinishing anyway. Some spare moulding will be included, but there are a few spots where the moulding has cracked/broken without a spare replacement. This was installed over a brick & tile surround, so it is made to stand off of the mounting surface to accommodate the thickness of the tile & brick. I have more photos if needed, just ask and I will send them through ebay messages. Please check all photos for condition, and feel free to ask any questions. Check my other listings for more cabinets, paneling and mantels from the lot; more will be added soon! Dimensions:-overall width at widest point (top plate shelf) is 114"-overall height is approx. 107"-mantel shelf is 103-1/4" long X 10" deep-center opening is approx. 64" wide X 47" tall -stands off of the wall approx. 4-1/2" *About Knox Hall: Knox Hall is a Collegiate Gothic-style building constructed in 1909. Originally a faculty residence of the Union Theological Seminary, it was built with donations from the copper mining fortune of D. Willis James, head of Phelps, Dodge & Co. (the company whose profits also funded the creation of the American University of Beirut) and the oil fortune of John D. Rockefeller. The architects were the Boston firm of Allen & Collens, who went on to design the neighboring Riverside Church. The building is named after George William Knox, Professor of History and Philosophy of Religion at UTS, the administrator responsible for the construction of the UTS campus. In 1987, facing a financial crisis, UTS had drawn up plans to raze the building and construct a thirty-story apartment tower on the site. Instead, two decades later, the lease of the property was taken over by the university (Columbia). The 2008-09 renovation was designed by Helpern Architects of New York. The interior of the building was gutted and reconstructed as faculty offices, seminar rooms, and classrooms. Certain details from the original interior were preserved, in particular the tiles by the firm of William Grueby, a leading ceramics maker of the Arts and Crafts movement, from the lobby floor and four of the building’s fireplaces, which were reinstalled with their original mantels and wood surrounds. Froo | Froo Cross Sell, Free Cross Sell, Cross promote, eBay Marketing, eBay listing Apps, eBay Apps, eBay Application Condition: Please read entire item description

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