Photo by myself at Franklin and Varick Streets, in Tribeca.
A couple peered into the showroom of Urban Archaeology, last week.
Outside, stood one of the original cast iron mermaids from the Place de la Concorde Fountain. The statue was created around 1820 and can be yours for a mere $350,000 (!). The statue was salvaged when the fountain underwent renovations in the early 1900s.
The Urban Archaeology showroom offers tile, stone, hardware and lighting fixtures. There are also other rare salvaged items, such as mermen, statuary, fireplace mantels and immense, hand-carved marble lions.
To see the whole range of products at Urban Archaeology, click here.
To read more about the mermaid statue, click here.
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