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Fragment of wood from Collis P. Huntington mansion

Object Number: 
Z.1431
Date: 
1889-1894
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/8 x 5 1/2 x 1 in. ( 1 x 14 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
ink inscription: on back of fragment: "HUNTINGTON MANSION, 5 AV. and 57 St./TORN DOWN 1926" ink inscription: on paper bag accompanying fragment: "Piece of wood from the/Collis P. Huntington mansion,/5th Ave. and 57th St."
Description: 
Fragment of molding from the Huntington mansion on 5th Avenue and 57th Street; the molding consists of a large bead with cove below; varnished on one side.
Gallery Label: 
This fragment is a piece of molding from the interior of the Collis P. Huntington mansion, which was located on 5th Avenue and 57th Street. The house was designed by George B. Post and built between 1889 and 1894. It was torn down in 1926.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bertram Millar, 1947
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group