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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Peering into Urban Archaeology, on Franklin Street, Tribeca

Rejuvenation, NYC
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.

Related posts: Staple Street, Tribeca, All Aglow, in Soho, and Still Life, Antique Store.

9 comments:

Olivier said...

va savoir ├ęconomiser pour pouvoir acheter cette sirene ;o)

biebkriebels said...

Is it the original, why did they transported it to the US? Is there no pond anymore? A lot of money to put it in your backyard.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

What an intriguing shop! I will have to put this on my list to visit next time I'm in NY!

Kitty said...

Hi Olivier
Yes, I cannot imagine buying such a piece of art, but I'm sure people do. lol

Hi Bieb,
According to the website, it was salvaged and replaced with reproductions at the fountain. Crazy eh?

Hi Cathy
I've embarrassingly never gone into this showroom but I should. It looks very large from the outside. Bring your checkbook!

Abraham Lincoln said...

There must be something special behind that window. The man doesn't seem as anxious.

I usually stop going to blogs who have the words you have to copy down. Blogger added another even harder for old eyes to decipher. I have unchecked mine on my blogs so people don't have to suffer through this nightmare.

Lily Hydrangea said...

what a great resource for those with lots of disposable income!though I must admit I can't resist looking anyway.

RedPat said...

Love the shot Kitty!

Rose from Oz is Back! said...

Wonderful, wonderful place!! I will go there (one day!) Terrific shot too Kitty!

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