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Fragments (3) from William A. Clark mansion

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Wood, quartz
Overall (a, quartz): 1 1/4 in. × 2 1/4 in. × 2 in. (3.2 × 5.7 × 5.1 cm) Each (b and c, wood fragments): 1/8 × 5 ×
ink inscription: on label attached to quartz: "From Senator W.A. Clark's/mansion, 5 Ave. and/77 St., New York./Torn down 1927." ink inscription: on paper bag accompanying fragments: "Two pieces of wood from a/window screen of W.A. Clark's/mansion"
Three fragments from the William A. Clark mansion at 5th Avenue and 77th Street; (a), an irregularly-shaped piece of quartz, and (b, c) two sections of wood with a metal prong on one end, from the window screens at the Clarke mansion.
Gallery Label: 
These fragments are from the William A. Clark mansion, designed by Lord, Hewlett and Hull and Henri Deglane, and built at 5th Avenue and 77th Street. At a cost of $5 million, it was reportedly the most expensive private residence ever built in New York City. It was torn down in 1927.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bertram Millar, 1947
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group