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Fragment of wood from the Astor Mansion

Object Number: 
Z.1423
Date: 
1891-1895
Medium: 
Pine, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 7 x 1 in. ( 1.3 x 17.8 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
ink inscription: on fragment: "From the Astor Mansion, 5 Ave. and 65 St./New York. Torn down in 1926"
Description: 
Fragment of pine from the Astor Mansion at 5th Avenue and 65th Street; painted cream color on one side.
Gallery Label: 
This fragment of wood is from the Astor Mansion at 5th Avenue and 65th Street, which was built by John Jacob Astor IV between 1891 and 1895 and torn down in 1926. The house was designed by Richard Morris Hunt.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bertram Millar, 1947
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group