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

$799.99 or Best Offer Unsold

Seller: f_g_salvage (1,100) 100%, Location: Bristol, Pennsylvania, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 232082292089 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. If you would like to have this shipped, it will need to be crated and shipped freight due to the size. My crating fee is $200 + freight, contact me with your zip code for a quote. This weighs approx. 200 lbs. Here is an oak mantel 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 is a beautiful oak mantel that is made of quartersawn white oak, overall it is in good condition. There is a small crack at the radius of one leg and a chip/chunk on one of the plinth blocks (see red arrows in last photos). There is a good amount of wear to the top surface of the mantel shelf from years of use, and a bunch of small nicks and chips throughout as well as some paint here and there. There are spots where the finish is peeling as well as some grime at the bottom of the legs from the hearth. The corbels are made from laminated sections, and some show small splits between layers (see pics). This was installed over a tile surround, so it is made to stand off of the mounting surface to accommodate the tile thickness. 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:-mantel shelf is 89-1/4" long X 11-1/8" wide-height is 61-1/8"-legs are approx. 77-1/4" wide from outside to outside-space for tile thickness is approx. 1-1/4"-center opening is 59" wide X 45" tall at center peak *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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