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 NEWSLETTERS- August 6, 2006

 What's New
Latest Excavations
Deco Style
Our Line

 Latest Excavations

NYC Home

From this midtown Manhattan home, we were able to retrieve decorative figural mantel pieces, gilted painted door surrounds, paneled rooms and iron work... take a look and more to come...



      Brooklyn Office Building

Wooden court room style office furniture and benches were retrieved from a Brooklyn office building, along with deco florescent fixtures, steel doors and shelving.



    Airplane Propellers

Old, original and restored airplane propellers from antique American planes as you see below... we currently have a small variety in stock...


Deco Style

Art Deco began in Europe, particularly France in the early twentieth century.  It didnít really take hold until World War I and it reigned until the outbreak of World War II.  By the 1930ís, mass production meant that everyone could live in the deco style.  The architecture and applied arts of the period reveal a varied mix. However, most share the hallmarks of geometry and simplicity, often combined with vibrant colors and simple shapes that celebrate the rise of commerce and technology.  

Art deco is similar to the earlier Art Nouveau style, but with a more Modernist esthetic.  Art Nouveau is characterized by intricately detailed patterns of curving lines and is rooted in the British Arts & Crafts movement of William Morris. Art deco style is more reminiscent of the Precisionist art movement, which developed at about the same time.  Art deco architects and artists include:  Rene Lalique (French glassmaker), Jean Dunand (Swiss designer), Frank Lloyd Wright and Raymond Hood (American architects), Jean Dupas (French designer), William Van Alen (American architect), Paul Manship (American sculptor), C. Paul Jennewein (German sculptor), Erte (Russian/French painter & designer), Tamara de Lempicka (Polish painter) Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann (French furniture designer), Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser (Austrian jewelry designers), Edgar Brandt (French wrought iron sculptor), Louis Sullivan (American architect), J.A. Louis Hay (Napier architect), Sue et Mare (French designer) and Cassandre (Ukrainian/French printmaker).

This style in architecture is prevalent in major cities across the United States. The Philadelphia Convention Hall was done entirely in the deco style. Here are some samples of architectural elements which the architecturolgists have salvaged from various demolition sites... 



Our Line

As you may already know we have a unique line of ceiling tin framed mirrors - no two exactly alike.  What you may not realize is that we also make mirror frames out of copper cornice materials as well... Pictured here is a copper cornice retrieved from 42nd Street in Manhattan with a beautiful rich patina.  We now have this material in stock ready for manufacture. 

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