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Book Condition: Very Good
N.d., circa 1900. Oblong, 14 by 19 cm. Unpaginated, with over 100 mantels. Mantels are pictured in B/W photos on rectos, with standard dimensional specifications on verso, with a statement accompanying every one that the dimensions can be varied to suit the particular situation. The catalogue dates from the period in which monied New Yorkers were moving away from Beaux Arts ornateness to a more restrained elegance associated with the late eighteenth century. Many of these mantels survive today in townhouses and Park Avenue apartments. The limp cloth cover has a vertical crack. The leaves are age toned.