Wednesday, September 29, 2010

details, details...

Writing about ironwork on the new Ralph Lauren building up at 72nd and Madison (see the post below) has given me new eyes for the work on fine old Upper East Side houses. The examples above are from a few of the many within a block of my own apartment. The first 2 images are of 11 East 62nd St. Now owned by the Japanese government it was completed in 1900 for a granddaughter of William Henry Vanderbilt and her husband, Count Ernesto Fabbri. Note the wrought iron 'F' in the middle of the balcony. The next 2 shots are of 3 East 64th St., completed in 1903 for Orme Wilson and his wife Carrie (daughter of 'The Mrs.') Astor. How delicious are those iron morning glories twined around the middle element? The last is of an over-door grill at 11 East 64th. The glass is dirty, but the work is lovely.

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