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Romanesque Hand Carved Limestone Capital from Spain
Located in Vulpellac, Girona
Beautiful Romanesque hand carved Capital with two faces figures - one is missing - and two round spheres. A unique piece for your collection. Beautiful Spanish Romanesque hand ca...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Spanish Other Architectural Elements

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Limestone

19th Century Architectural Stone Fragment with Putti from Building in Montgomery
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th century architectural stone fragment with putti from Building in Montgomery, AL.
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Antique 19th Century Architectural Elements

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Stone

Cast Iron Finial from Building Top
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This was salvaged from a roof's peak in Europe. Bottom base was added on later.
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Early 20th Century Unknown Architectural Elements

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Iron

  • Cast Iron Finial from Building Top
  • Cast Iron Finial from Building Top
  • Cast Iron Finial from Building Top
  • Cast Iron Finial from Building Top
H 70 in. W 15 in. D 15 in.
Gucci Marquee Store Sign from a New York Building
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Iconic Gucci nameplate with their stylized aluminum letters that are 22 inches high. Impressive size to display. Letters will unbolt easily.
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Late 20th Century American Industrial Architectural Elements

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Metal

Pair of Coral Granite Columns Salvaged from a Manhattan Building
Located in New York, NY
These are a pair of antique coral granite columns salvaged from a prominent New York building. Nicely polished. Priced as pair. This can be seen at our 400 Gilligan St location in Sc...
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Vintage 1930s American Architectural Elements

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Granite

19th Century Plaster Detail from a Building in Belgium
Located in Houston, TX
19th century plaster detail from a building in Belgium. Was the capital on top of a column which shows fish, swags, a flower and an angel. Great wall art!   
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Antique 19th Century Belgian Architectural Elements

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Plaster

American Terracotta Panel from the Corn Exchange Bank Building
Located in Chicago, IL
An American terracotta panel with a custom mount from the Corn Exchange Bank Building, Chicago, IL.
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Early 20th Century American Architectural Elements

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Terracotta

1920s Terra Cotta Egg & Dart Frieze from a Manhattan Building
Located in New York, NY
Large highly decorative 1920s terra cotta with an egg and dart border salvaged from the facade of a New York City Building. This would make a great center building piece or garden st...
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Vintage 1920s American Architectural Elements

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Terracotta

Gothic Revival Bronze Building Directory from New York City
Located in Los Angeles, CA
From a prominent lower Manhattan building. Solid bronze. Originally held information on what goods were on what floor. This item can be see at our 1800 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, ...
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Early 20th Century American Gothic Revival Architectural Elements

1910 Carved Stone Corbels from a New York City Building
Located in New York, NY
Unique pair of 1910 carved stone corbels. Priced as a pair. These can be seen at our 400 Gilligan St location in Scranton, PA.
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Vintage 1910s American Architectural Elements

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Stone

1920s Terracotta Square Lion Head Stone from a Manhattan Building
Located in New York, NY
1920s terracotta square lion head from a Manhattan building. This can be seen at our 5 East 16th St location on Union Square in Manhattan.
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Vintage 1920s American Beaux Arts Architectural Elements

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Terracotta

1930s Art Deco Wrought Iron Transom from a Manhattan Building
Located in New York, NY
Large scale decorative 1930s wrought iron transom with Art Deco detail from a Manhattan building. This can be used as a decorative panel also. Several available at time of posting. P...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Architectural Elements

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Wrought Iron

Limestone Pilaster Capital from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Building
Located in Chicago, IL
Carved limestone pilaster capital of a column from the original Chicago Mercantile Exchange building, 1927-2003 by Chicago architect Alfred Alschuler. Pair available.
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Early 20th Century American Architectural Elements

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Limestone

Spanish 16th Century High Relief Limestone Bust from a Building
Located in Malaga, ES
16th century high relief limestone bust that topped a stone arch. Side heraldic decorations indicate a patron Saint. The face is weathered but the general condition is good.  
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Antique 16th Century Spanish Renaissance Architectural Elements

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Limestone

1921 Copper Panel Plaque from the NYC Crown Building Facade
Located in New York, NY
This unique copper panel was part of the facade of the 1921 landmark Crown Building at 57th St and 5th Avenue, New York City across from the Trump Building. The Crown Building was de...
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Vintage 1920s American Architectural Elements

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Copper

1920s Pair of Terracotta Female Heads from a Building in Queens
Located in New York, NY
1920s pair of terracotta female heads from a building in Queens. Priced as a pair. These can be seen at our 5 East 16th St, Union Square location.
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Vintage 1920s American Beaux Arts Architectural Elements

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Terracotta

1890s Cast Iron Building Detail Hurricane Star from Citi College, Manhattan
Located in New York, NY
Retrieved from Citi College in upper Manhattan. These were originally on the corners of an 1890s building and were used to support the brick wall. Cleaned and lacquered. This can be ...
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Antique 1890s American Architectural Elements

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Iron

1910s Antique Pair of Copper Corbels Large Scale from NYC Building
Located in New York, NY
This pair of antique copper corbels is the work of an early 20th century craftsman. They are large scale, and measure just over 4 feet high. They have a natural patina from the outsi...
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Vintage 1910s American Art Deco Architectural Elements

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Copper

1920s Red Terracotta Pink Colored Floral Stone from a NYC Building Facade
Located in New York, NY
1920s pale dusty pink colored decorative terracotta stone from the facade of New York City building. This can be seen at our 400 Gilligan St location in Scranton, PA.
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Vintage 1920s American Architectural Elements

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Terracotta

White Salvaged Wood Window from Historic building in Oklahoma City 1920s
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Salvaged window was taken from the historic Harden School in Oklahoma City. The piece is in three pieces. 11 panes on each side, glass removed. The center features a detailed carved ...
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Architectural Elements

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Wood, Paint

Sullivan Designed Terra Cotta Fragments from the Carson Pirie Scott Building
By Louis Sullivan
Located in Chicago, IL
A set of four Louis Sullivan designed glazed terra cotta fragments from the exterior pilasters of the Carson Pirie Scott building, originally Schlesinger & Mayer, Chicago, Illinois, ...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Architectural Elements

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Terracotta

American Pair of Carved Limestone Capitals from the McCarthy Building, Chicago
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of American carved limestone Corinthian capitals from the McCarthy Building, Chicago, with original red painted finish. The McCarthy building housed the office of Clarence Darro...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Architectural Elements

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Limestone

Large Bronze Architectural Plaque from New York City
Located in Los Angeles, CA
From the National American Building, formerly located at 340 Madison Avenue, New York City. This building was constructed in 1927 and was designed by the renowned architect Joseph H....
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Revival Architectural Elements

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Bronze

1920s Figural Muntz Cornice Shelf from Crown Building of Billionaires Row NYC
By Olde Good Things
Located in New York, NY
Reclaimed section of roof cornice from the 1921 Crown Building on West 57th Street in New York City now made into a wall hanging or shelf. The Crown Building was designed by Warren a...
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2010s American Industrial Architectural Elements

Materials

Metal

1900s Pair of Copper Corbels from the Prestigious NYC Tribeca Film Building
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 1900s copper corbels from 15 Laight Street, the previous home to the Tribeca Film Festival. These corbels overlooked New York City's busy streets for over a century! They hav...
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Antique Early 1900s American Architectural Elements

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Copper

Copper Spire from the Woolworth Building by Architect Cass Gilbert, USA 1913
By Cass Gilbert
Located in New York, NY
This is a spire from the Woolworth Building which was designed in the European gothic style. The roof of the Woolworth Building underwent extensive repairs in the 1980s. Much of the ...
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Vintage 1910s American Gothic Revival Architectural Elements

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Copper

1910 Historic Cast Iron Bacchus Frieze from a Grand Central Area Building Facade
Located in New York, NY
Cast iron figural frieze of double Bacchus face from the facade of the 42nd and Vanderbilt, Warren and Wetmore building, circa 1910. Adjacent to New York City's Grand Central Station...
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Vintage 1910s Beaux Arts Architectural Elements

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Terracotta

1893 Ornate Wrought Iron Grill from the United Charities Building in Manhattan
Located in New York, NY
This 189s ornate wrought iron grill transon is from the United Charities Buiding on Park Ave South in Manhattan. Features Greek key and floral detailing. The United Charities Buildin...
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Antique 1890s American Architectural Elements

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Wrought Iron

Rare 16th Century Architectural Stone Capital from France
Located in Dallas, TX
This rare fragment was salvaged from an entryway on a building in Fontvieille, near the city ancient Arles, France. There is a worn and carved center cartouche depicting a very small...
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Antique 16th Century French Gothic Architectural Elements

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Stone

1910 Pair of Zinc Finials from a Historic PA Audubon High School Building
Located in New York, NY
1910 pair of zinc finials from the historic Audubon High School building in Scranton, PA. These finials once flanked the entrance way roof top of the school. Now reinforced with new ...
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Antique Early 1900s American Gothic Architectural Elements

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Zinc

1910 Cast Iron Single Bacchus Frieze from a Grand Central Area Building Facade
Located in New York, NY
Cast iron figural frieze of a Bacchus face from the facade of the 42nd and Vanderbilt, Warren and Wetmore building that was built in 1910. Adjacent to New York City’s Grand Central S...
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Vintage 1910s American Beaux Arts Architectural Elements

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Iron

Architectural Cupola with Martin Bird House within from a Barn
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Folk Art architectural cupola found on the side of a barn in New England and was used to house Martin birds in the holes provided. Each one has a tin liner and screen to keep th...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Country Architectural Elements

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Wood

1930s Art Deco Cast Aluminum Urn Plaque Wall Panel from a NYC Building Facade
Located in New York, NY
1930s Art Deco building wall panel plaque from a NYC building facade made of cast aluminum. Small quantity available at time of posting. Please inquire. Priced each. Finish may vary....
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Architectural Elements

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Aluminum

1920s Zinc Panel Wall Mount from 5th Ave New York City Building Cornice
Located in New York, NY
Raised decorative zinc panel wall mount retrived from a 1920s New York City building on the northwest corner of 5th Ave and West 43rd St. Mounted on a wood frame. This would make a g...
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Vintage 1940s American Industrial Architectural Elements

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Zinc

6+ Ft. Tall Antique Carved Architectural Lintel Beam from Central Asia on Stand
Located in Atlanta, GA
An early 20th century carved wood support beam from central Asia, custom mounted on iron stand. This antique wooden support beam was once a lintel which adorns the upper doorway of a...
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20th Century Central Asian Architectural Elements

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Iron

Set of Three Hand-Carved Teak Architectural Panels from Java, Mid-20th Century
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Set of three hand-carved teak architectural panels from java mid-20th century Set of three finely carved teak architectural panels with original color from Java, mid-20th century. Th...
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Mid-20th Century Javanese Dutch Colonial Architectural Elements

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Teak, Paint

Antique Fireplace Mantel from France
Located in Haarlem, Noord-Holland
Solid antique French limestone fireplace mantel. Perfect usable measurements.
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Antique 19th Century French Architectural Elements

Materials

Limestone

  • Antique Fireplace Mantel from France
  • Antique Fireplace Mantel from France
  • Antique Fireplace Mantel from France
  • Antique Fireplace Mantel from France
H 40.75 in. W 56.5 in. D 11.82 in.
Reclaimed Window from Morocco, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
Simple painted antique North African window with wood shutters behind a wrought iron screen. The windows are quite crude and have tatty paint. The dimensions of 70cm wide x 1010cm hi...
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20th Century Moroccan Architectural Elements

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Wood

  • Reclaimed Window from Morocco, 20th Century
  • Reclaimed Window from Morocco, 20th Century
  • Reclaimed Window from Morocco, 20th Century
  • Reclaimed Window from Morocco, 20th Century
H 39.77 in. W 27.56 in. D 2.37 in.
Very Early Guild Sign from Bayreuth Bavaria
Located in Peekskill, NY
I'm guessing that this tavern or butcher shop sign dates to the early 1800s or late 1700s. The ornate bracket is all hand formed iron with a hand painted tin sign. Travel the narrow ...
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Antique Early 19th Century German Rustic Architectural Elements

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Iron

Large Arched Plaster Bas Relief Overdoor from France
Located in Dallas, TX
Produced in France, this large arched plaster overdoor has been sculpted in bas-relief, or low relief. In bas-relief, a sculptural image is raised to a shallow depth above the backgr...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Architectural Elements

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Plaster

Elegant Calacatta Venato Marble Font from Italy
Located in Dallas, TX
This beautiful holy water font comes from Italy and is made from Calacatta Venato marble. It has molten lead inserts along the top to show where the hooks would have held a cover. Th...
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20th Century Italian Architectural Elements

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Marble

Old Shuttered Window from Morocco, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
Charming old Moroccan window with wrought iron front grille and wooden shutters. Shabby paint and the shutters need some attention at the joints. The overall size of the window is 69...
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20th Century Moroccan Architectural Elements

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Iron

  • Old Shuttered Window from Morocco, 20th Century
  • Old Shuttered Window from Morocco, 20th Century
  • Old Shuttered Window from Morocco, 20th Century
  • Old Shuttered Window from Morocco, 20th Century
H 39.38 in. W 27.17 in. D 2.76 in.
Sir Edwin Lutyens Pelmets from Papillon Hall, England
By Edwin Lutyens
Located in London, GB
A rare opportunity to own a piece of furniture designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. This pair of pelmets were designed by Lutyens for the billiard room of Papillon Hall in 1903. Of simple...
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Architectural Elements

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Mahogany

Antique Bronze Leaves Furniture Applique Set from Belgium
Located in New York, NY
Set of three bronze furniture leaf accents from Belgium. This can be seen at our 400 Gilligan St location in Scranton, PA.
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Vintage 1930s Belgian Architectural Elements

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Bronze

Terracotta Sculpture from Hindu Temple, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
Primitive terracotta sculpture of nude goddess from a Hindu temple. The figure is inside an arched plaque and is timeworn with cracks and scratches to the red clay.
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20th Century Asian Architectural Elements

Materials

Terracotta

Vintage Gucci Marquee Sign from a New York Store
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous original vintage sign from a Gucci store in New York. Letters are 12.5 inches high, custom made from aluminum and mounted on sheet steel.
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Late 20th Century American Industrial Architectural Elements

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Aluminum, Steel

Carved Limestone Roundel from a Chicago Post Office
Located in Chicago, IL
A carved limestone roundel with a carving of a man on horseback, depicting the Pony Express. This piece came from a post office in Chicago's Uptown neighbourhood.
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20th Century American Architectural Elements

Materials

Limestone

Bronze Lion Lantern Sconces from Blackie's Restaurant
Located in Los Angeles, CA
We obtained a pair of oversize bronze lion lantern sconces from Blackie's Restaurant in Washington DC. Some of the lion corner accents are missing. Also some milk glass panels ar...
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Early 20th Century American Architectural Elements

Materials

Bronze

American Terra Cotta Panel from a Chicago Synagogue
Located in Chicago, IL
An American terra cotta panel a beautiful symmetrical floral and vine pattern and an incredible patina from a Synagogue in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. On a custom wall m...
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20th Century American Architectural Elements

Materials

Terracotta

Steel Safe Deposit Doors from Lower Manhattan
Located in New York, NY
A pair of steel doors originally from Maiden Lane Safe Deposit Co. in NYC. Complete with the frame. This can be seen at our 400 Gilligan St location in Scranton, PA.
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Early 20th Century American Architectural Elements

Salvaged Metal Shutter from Moroccan Souk, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
Reclaimed metal roller shutter from a Moroccan souk. Will make great wall cladding with an Industrial feel. We have a few of these in stock, although they come with spindles it is no...
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20th Century Moroccan Architectural Elements

Materials

Metal

TILES Céramic from the Sixties Floor or Wall
Located in Gembloux, BE
200 heavy and big-size tiles from the 1960s. Both sides to use. About the surface: The additions of silverchloride, cobalt-oxide and baked by high temperatures made the surface towar...
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Other Architectural Elements

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Ceramic

  • TILES Céramic from the Sixties Floor or Wall
  • TILES Céramic from the Sixties Floor or Wall
  • TILES Céramic from the Sixties Floor or Wall
  • TILES Céramic from the Sixties Floor or Wall
H 0.79 in. W 9.85 in. D 9.85 in.
Medieval Tiles Reputedly from Malvern Priory, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
Very old and extremely rare medieval encaustic tiles dating from 14th-16th century. Identical to ones found in Great Malvern Priory. Five floral / patterned and one plain (this one i...
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20th Century European Architectural Elements

Materials

Stone

Sullivan Designed Capital from the Chicago Stock Exchange
Located in Chicago, IL
A rare Louis Sullivan designed four-piece terracotta capital from the Chicago stock exchange, 1893, by the legendary firm of Adler and Sullivan.
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Antique Late 19th Century American Architectural Elements

Materials

Terracotta

Sir Edwin Lutyens Pelmets from Papillon Hall, England
By Edwin Lutyens
Located in London, GB
A rare opportunity to own a piece of furniture designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. This pair of pelmets were designed by Lutyens for the billiard room of Papillon Hall in 1903. Of simple...
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Architectural Elements

Materials

Mahogany

Sir Edwin Lutyens Pelmets from Papillon Hall, England
By Edwin Lutyens
Located in London, GB
A rare opportunity to own a piece of furniture designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. This pair of pelmets were designed by Lutyens for the billiard room of Papillon Hall in 1903. Of simple...
Category

Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Architectural Elements

Materials

Mahogany

Old Carved Hardwood Arch from India, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
Attractive hardwood arch and pillars set. Beautiful and intricate carvings and detail throughout. Measurements below are the maximum overall, square section of the pillar is 17cm. Th...
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20th Century Indian Architectural Elements

Materials

Wood

  • Old Carved Hardwood Arch from India, 20th Century
  • Old Carved Hardwood Arch from India, 20th Century
  • Old Carved Hardwood Arch from India, 20th Century
  • Old Carved Hardwood Arch from India, 20th Century
H 80.71 in. W 84.26 in. D 7.49 in.
Sir Edwin Lutyens Pelmets from Papillon Hall, England
By Edwin Lutyens
Located in London, GB
A rare opportunity to own a piece of furniture designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. This pair of pelmets were designed by Lutyens for the billiard room of Papillon Hall in 1903. Of simple...
Category

Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Architectural Elements

Materials

Mahogany

Sir Edwin Lutyens Pelmets from Papillon Hall, England
By Edwin Lutyens
Located in London, GB
A rare opportunity to own a piece of furniture designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. This pair of pelmets were designed by Lutyens for the billiard room of Papillon Hall in 1903. Of simple...
Category

Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Architectural Elements

Materials

Mahogany

Terra Cotta Ornament from the Garrick Theatre, Chicago
By Louis Sullivan
Located in Chicago, IL
An American terra cotta facade ornament depicting Friedrich Schiller, from the Garrick Theatre in Chicago, Illinois (1891). The Garrick Theater was designed by architects Adler and S...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Architectural Elements

Materials

Terracotta

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Architectural Elements From Buildings For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of architectural elements from buildings available for sale. Each of these unique architectural elements from buildings was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and stone. We have 122 antique and vintage architectural elements from buildings in-stock, while there are 7 modern editions to choose from as well. Architectural elements from buildings have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Art Deco, Victorian and Industrial architectural elements from buildings are consistently popular styles. There have been many well-made architectural elements from buildings over the years, but those made by Louis Sullivan, Cass Gilbert and Edwin Lutyens are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Architectural Elements From Buildings?

Prices for architectural elements from buildings start at $5 and top out at $175,000 with the average selling for $4,495.

Finding the Right Building Garden for You

Choosing the right antique or vintage building and garden elements can prove pivotal when you’re working to beautify any room in your home or just put the finishing touches on a garden or other outdoor area.

It takes time and effort to improve your outdoor space or merely to bring an air of tranquility to an indoor area set aside for private relaxation or gathering with friends. The good news is that 1stDibs can help.

To introduce a sense of timelessness to a back patio or interior common area, choose cast-stone statues or sculptural busts for a dose of drama or select ornate architectural elements such as corbels, plaques or panels made of marble or iron. Elsewhere, find a focal point in your living room and create a “feature wall” by bringing pops of color into a corner with handmade antique ceramic tiles.

It helps when design changes like these have a practical upside too.

Victorian cast-iron stair treads hearken back to a time when adding decorative details to your property was a priority. While lending an attractive appearance to an exterior staircase, these safeguards render the steps slip-resistant for those coming and going. And as one good stylistic choice usually leads to another, pairing your sophisticated treads with a coupling of 19th-century hand-forged andirons would be a thoughtful, durable touch for any courtyard or comfortable lounge space, be they intended for an indoor fireplace or a patio firepit.

Where the garden is concerned, any sophisticated garden ornaments you select should work with nature, not against it. Wrought-iron garden gates will simply refuse to be relegated to the background. Instead, they’ll draw attention to your painstakingly sculpted hedges and colorful flora. When paired with a sparse arrangement of other tasteful additions, such as a stone planter, garden stool or other welcoming pieces of outdoor seating, the effect can be transformative.

On 1stDibs, find a sprawling collection of antique garden furniture and architectural elements that meet every need. Our offerings include everything from sculptural bathroom fixtures to flooring ideas to pedestals and columns designed in a variety of styles and much more.