Apr 4, 2023

Arts and Crafts Gem from Deal, NJ


Rarely outside of museums does one ever see such great Arts and Crafts rooms. 

This is a 3-story house with all its original woodwork intact from the day it was built in 1898. The interior is done in Chestnut. Since the Chestnut blight of the 1920s, Lumber from the Chestnut Tree has been completely unavailable. 

The flooring is Oak. This is a special opportunity if one is building a house, or a museum, and wants a complete interior incl. paneled rooms, ceiling beams, an intact passenger elevator, doors complete with frames and moldings, base board moldings and the trim around the windows, etc.

Please call 212-860-1138 to discuss your interests.

Jun 6, 2019

Important New York City Mansion being demolished

Two stately Upper East Side Mansions are being demolished for a Condo Development.

These French Renaissance style limestone mansions were originally built in 1909 for Edith T. Martin and Alice Martin McCoon.

The buildings have a rich history, having gone through various transformations from mirror image townhouses to apartments.

From the stunning interior of the homes, an abundance of original, finely crafted architectural ornaments are being made available. Magnificent complete paneled rooms, finely carved marble mantels, elegant stair railings in iron or carved wood, leaded glass windows, parquet flooring, and so on.

Numerous fine quality reproduction light fixtures and other items in an excellent, clean condition are also available.

These items would make an impressive addition to any home, apartment, hotel, restaurant, office, etc. If you know people who appreciate these type of things please send them our way.

Please call 212-860-1138 to discuss your interests.

Demolition Depot

May 28, 2019

Now Open: New Location in New York City

Did you know we've moved? 

Visit our new showroom "around the corner" from our old location: 

159-161 East 126th Street 
(bet. Lexington & 3rd Ave)
New York, NY 10035

New Location in Harlem | Demolition Depot

Oct 17, 2018

Another New York institution has shut 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!

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