Oct 17, 2018

Another New York institution has shot its doors

Unique opportunity to own a part of New York City history. Now available, the complete interior of Glaser's Bake Shop, a true NYC institution, recently closed after operating on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for 116 years.

Elements include the beautiful, turn of the century wood showcasing, having ample storage below, marvelous, upward sliding glass doors above and decorative fluted Ionic pilasters. The upper section of open cabinetry has original silvered mirrors, original milk glass upper panels, and marble countertop.

Also available are Schoolhouse pendant fixtures, pressed tin ceiling, a vintage refrigerated case, and contemporary display cases. Great for period movie sets, photos shoot, or someone opening up an old time bakery or a period store. Contact us for full details and pricing.

Harlem Country Auction at Demolition Depot

Aug 21, 2018

Midsummer Sale at Demolition Depot

After many years of salvaging artifacts from old buildings, we have found pieces in our inventory that have a decorative and functional use but are superfluous to our collection. From now until the end of August we are having a sale in our NYC showroom to clear space for new acquisitions.

Whether you are looking for props for TV or film, decorating your business or looking for some unique pieces for your own home, this is a great opportunity to acquire wonderful decorative pieces at very attractive pricing.

This Midsummer sale is being held in our showroom on 125th Street – come by, take a tour – you might leave with some treasures. We have everything from A to Z – an Artichoke chandelier to a couple of Zebras – the wild, the weird and the wonderful!

Harlem Country Auction at Demolition Depot

Jun 26, 2018

Harlem Country Auction & Garden Party

Harlem COuntry Auction at Demolition Depot

Join us this Thursday, June 28th for the first ever Harlem Country Auctions event and garden party. We’ll be serving up tasty BBQ, specialty cocktails, live entertainment and lots of fun! And, featuring an eclectic mix of items at prices you’ll love — starting at just $1 — with no reserve and a low buyer’s premium of 10%. Preview the auction lots here.

  • ► Art & Paintings
  • ► Sculpture
  • ► Decorations & Props
  • ► Mid-Century Modern Furnishings
  • ► Store Decorations
  • ► Vintage Signs
  • ► Oddball Items of Intrigue

Harlem Country Auction & Garden Party

When: June 28th, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Harlem Country Auction at Demolition Depot

Apr 17, 2018

Tour our showroom with NYCxDESIGN 2018

New York Architectural Antiques Tour with NYCxDESIGN & Demolition Depot

Together with NYCxDESIGN, we would like to invite you to an unique opportunity to join Evan Blum, the owner of Demolition Depot/Irreplaceable Artifacts, on a tour of our showroom in New York City.

When: Sat, May 19th, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

New York Architectural Antiques Tour with NYCxDESIGN & Demolition Depot

But what is NYCxDESIGN?

NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s annual celebration of design, attracts hundreds of thousands of attendees and designers from across the globe. Taking place each May—next occurring May 11–23, 2018—the event celebrates a world of design and showcases over a dozen design disciplines through exhibitions, installations, trade shows, panels, product launches, open studios, and more. And, like design itself, NYCxDESIGN is everywhere, with events taking place across the city’s five boroughs. Brought to life by New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) in conjunction with a steering committee of leading members of New York City’s design community, NYCxDESIGN highlights the unique creative, cultural, educational, and economic opportunities in New York City.

Mar 20, 2018

Pietà from a Church in Brooklyn, NY

Some of you may know, from time to time we are called upon to salvage religious properties. In  mid 2015, we were invited to find a new home for some of the artifacts from the Church of the Redeemer in Brooklyn, New York. As bitter sweet as it may have been, we have "rescued" many beautiful and interesting items, one of them being a 19th century Pietà.

But What is Pietà?

Simply put, the Pietà is a subject in Christian art depicting the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus, most often found in sculpture. As such, it is a particular form of the Lamentation of Christ, a scene from the Passion of Christ found in cycles of the Life of Christ (Wikipedia).

A more in-depth analysis of the Pieta and other works of art by Michelangelo can be found on Khan Academy's website.

1. A French cardinal commissioned it for his own funeral. 
2. After more than 200 years, the Pietà was moved to St. Peter's Basilica. 
3. Michelangelo carved it from a single slab of marble. 
4. Pietà is the only work Michelangelo ever signed.
5. The piece made Michelangelo famous when he was only 24. 
6. The sculpture has been criticized for Michelangelo's depiction of Mary.
7. It’s a mash-up of sculpting styles.
8. Mary's robes hide a creative compromise.
9. The Pietà was brutally attacked. 
10. Its destruction was not deemed a criminal offense.
11. Its restoration was a matter of debate.
12. The restoration took 10 months. 
13. This was not the first time it was behind bulletproof glass.
14. The Pietà's attack had an unexpected silver lining.
15. Michelangelo’s Model for The Pietà may have been discovered.

And if after all a sculpture of Pietà from a Brooklyn church is not what you looking for right now, we have a great selection of religious  and other items in our inventory. 

Feb 20, 2018

How to entertain like Neil Patrick Harris

Once upon a time, a prominent couple fell in love with a Brownstone in New York City, which required some TLC to become the home they’ve always dreamt of. After getting together with architects, interior designers and Demolition Depot / Irreplaceable Artifacts, they were able to restore the building’s glory to entertain their family and friends. Perhaps it’s best you see for yourself -  house tour with Architectural Digest.

Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka Brownstone in New York
Click above to see Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka's Brownstone in New York


Select a few key pieces to make a statement 

Of course you love your home, but it’s just missing the little something to stand out … perhaps few irreplaceable artifacts? But where to start? We believe that few key pieces will have a greater impact if given the room to “shine”. Select a focal point in your home/room, and tailor your search around it. Some of the favorite key pieces from our inventory are fireplace mantels, chandeliers / large light fixtures, decorative pieces like art or stained glass windows, entrance doors, or even bars

Let’s say you are looking for a fireplace mantel, browse our fireplace category, take down the numbers of mantels you like the most, and contact our knowledgeable sales team for detailed information before even visiting our showrooms in New York or Connecticut

Antique Fireplace Mantel Collection
We have a large selection of antique fireplace mantels


Rome was not built in one day either

Together, we can certainly find the missing pieces to your “perfect home”. But should your search take a little longer than expected, remember these are unique antiques with rich history yet limited quantities. Please let us know what you want/need and we’ll keep our eyes and ears open to bring you the irreplaceable artifacts you desire for your home. And before you know it, you will be entertaining like Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka in YOUR home.
We also have antique bars and store interiors for your projects.

Are you ready to find the key pieces for your home?
Start your search now!

Jan 20, 2018

Let's bring some color into your life!

With winter in full swing in the tri-state area, one can only dream of the warm and "colorful" days of summer. But don't despair, we have plenty of stained-glass windows to brighten your days until sunshine returns. And remember, if antique windows are not quite right, you may just want to settle for antique and vintage lighting, from crystal chandeliers and wall sconces to lanterns and ceiling fixtures. Please take a look at the image below or contact us to inquire. You may also visit our website to view all of our irreplaceable artifacts.

1. Vintage Stained-glass Window with Abstract Design
2. Antique Keyhole-shaped Window | 3. Stained-glass Window with Angel Face
4. Romanesque Revival-style Window
5. Stained-glass Window from Surrogate Court in Brooklyn, NY

Oct 24, 2017

An Upper East Side Favorite has closed down but ...

We are ecstatic to announce that the interior of the old 90th Street Pharmacy (on the corner of Madison Ave) in the Upper East Side of New York City has been carefully removed by our experienced crew and is now looking for a new place to call "home". 

It is indeed a rarely available opportunity to acquire a full vintage pharmacy interior. Fine old original wood is seen in the floor to ceiling built-in cabinetry with glass shelving, free-standing glass front display cabinets, upper cabinets with sliding glass doors and original ladder rail, lower cabinets with interior shelving, ample drawer space and glass front display counters. Beautiful period details are seen throughout. Would be perfect in any number of retail interiors to invoke an old world charm.

Please feel free to visit our website or contact us for more details about this pharmacy.

Jun 28, 2017

Another Victorian House faces demolition

While this house may look ordinary on the outside after several rounds of remodeling, the inside tells a different story, and several details and the Victorian Fireplace mantels remain intact.

If you or anyone you know can use some nicely carved Victorian Fireplace mantels in nice hardwoods and a matching pair of Carrara marble mantels, then this is an opportunity to be utilized now. We are imminently starting deconstruction. In addition to the fireplace mantels there is a coffered ceiling with carved beams, a set of over 20 very well made turned porch posts, a good batch of 5 horizontal raised panel doors, several different types of wooden flooring, moldings and crown molding, one flight of an unusual style handrails, balustrade and newel posts, a set of bookcases, a vintage wooden workbench, several radiators, 1960's exit lights, approx. 20 sq. of hand cut slate single roofing, and more.

If you are interested to see all the items from this property, please visit our website or contact us for more details.

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