Seller: capitolsalvagect (3,951) 99.2%, Location: Tolland, Connecticut, Ships to: US, Item: 390370127283 mjcardin Store A very rare piece of history - removed from the Connecticut state capitol in the late 1970's early 1980's during a major renovation of the 1879 gothic victorian grand building constructed in Bushnell Park (formerly Trinity college property) Prior to the construction of this building - Connecticut had two state capitals: one in New Haven, one in Hartford - after centuries of the state government alternating it's location yearly - a legislative act was passed locating the seat of state government in Hartford (of course the citizens of Hartford sweetened the pot with a $500,000 gift towards the construction of a new building!) A site was chosen and paid for by the state - 6 years of construction overruns, and finally in 1879 a brand new $3.2 million dollar building was opened - the building was one of the top ten architectural wonders of it's period. A century of wear and tear caught up with the building in the 1970's and luckily the leaders of the time thought better than to tear it down - instead they spent close to $20 million to refurbish the building. This cresting - original to the building was made by Taylor & Fenn in East Windsor, CT - and recast in the early 1980's (by the same company!) for the replacement iron was put back on the roof! (provenance can be provided in a book commissioned by the Old State House association!) This table was hand crafted by an artisan - using the original cast iron cresting panel. Measures approximately 32" long by 17.5" wide x 20" high. Will look AWESOME with piece of glass (we have a few of these on our patio and deck area!) Gives great look to outdoor decorating. Will need to be delivered (about $100 in most places) or can be picked up in the Hartford CT region. Will bring to Brimfield if desired also! This style of reuse in old salvage is very popular with decorators and major desigener catalogs - check out some of our salvage re-used in Restoration Hardware (desks, console table: large gothic corbels!) Let me know if I missed something or if you have any questions . . Be sure to check out our other items in our e-bay store: Be sure to add me to your favorites list! Check out my other items!