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Vanderbilt Mantlepiece

Salvaged from the former mansion of Cornelius Vanderbilt II built by George Post. Sculptures by Augustus Saint Gaudens, general design by John La Farge. 1881-1883. Metropolitan Museum of Art. A masterpiece of the American Renaissance movement.






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  1. # Blogger donna baker

    Spectacular. Love and Peace, what does the rest say?  

  2. # Blogger Cedric Benetti

    it translates into something like "this house at its threshold gives evidence of the master's good will. welcome to the guest who arrives, and farewell and helpfulness to him who departs"  

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