You Can Buy $14,000 Vintage Chandeliers And Art Decor Furniture From The Waldorf Astoria

Calling all Art Deco fans.

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If you’re a history and design buff with money to burn, might we suggest a $14,000 fireplace mantel from the historic Waldorf Astoria hotel?

After the purchase of art deco hotel in 2015 for $1.95 billion by a Chinese insurance company, the hotel closed for renovations in 2017. New owners at Anbang Insurance Group told that they planned to restore the Waldorf to its former glory.

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There is some debate and questioning around the , but it’s past is being attended to, in part by architectural-salvage company Olde Good Things.

The company is selling items from the hotel’s interior on its website, including 40 marble mantels (most for $14,000), Venetian glass and crystal light fixtures, silverware ($25 a knife, fork, or fish spoon), and coat hooks in the shape of swans ($35 a swan). Other odd items include railings, shower doors, fireplace inserts, and doorbells. Design styles range from Art Deco to English Regency to Louis XVI.

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New York’s Landmarks Preservation Commission granted landmark status to the hotel’s grand ballroom, an entry hall, and the main lobby in March 2017. Meghan Weatherby, executive director of the Art Deco Society, told that Olde Good Things then began removing pieces from the guest rooms.

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The Waldorf hotel has long stood as a homebase for socialiates and a symbol of glamour and wealth in New York. Marilyn Monroe lived in the hotel for six months in 1955, shelling out a $1,000 a week for the accommodations. Other permanent guests included Frank Sinatra and Cole Porter. The art deco facade of the hotel was given landmark status in 1993.

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You can shop all of the items .

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