Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Coastal Treasure Hunting in NYC

On a recent day trip to the big apple, I was excited to discover some unusual shell art and other vintage coastal pieces of interest at two of my favorite Manhattan architectural salvage shops offering architectural elements and antiques primarily from reclaimed buildings in NYC.

The first stop was The Demolition Depot & Irreplaceable Artifacts, located in Harlem at 216 East 125th St, between 2nd & 3rd Avenues.

The Demolition Depot offers a hugh selection of reclaimed fixtures - plumbing, doors, and much more. You just never know what you will find. I discovered (above photo) a lovely vintage tub, shelled to perfection!

Vintage shell encrusted bath tub

Vintage shell encrusted mirror.

Vintage bar entrance constructed from nautical rope

Vintage bar shaped like a boat

Piles of weathered and worn shutters

Next stop was a visit to Old Good Things, located in Chelsea at 124 West 24 Street, between 6th and 7th Ave. Old Good Things has other stores located in both Manhattan and in Los Angeles, CA. Their warehouse is located in Scranton, PA and is a must see for treasure hunters - just make sure you remember to bring your hard hat and a flashlight and get ready to sift through piles of vintage stuff reclaimed from old NYC buildings.

Vinage shell encrusted cross

Vintage giant clam shells

Large vintage clam shell Price: $1,150.00!!! The great thing about
Old Good Things is that they will bargain with you!

Vintage nautical lighting (above) and vintage fishing nets in a box

Above photos of a vintage ring buoy, vintage tin reclaimed from NYC buildings and re-worked into beautiful shabby mirrors and vintage store sign

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