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Donley Auctions | 1932 Vintage Spillman Carousel available for auction in November | For Purchase call Randy Donley 815.790.9435

Complete & Unrestored
Spillman Carousel
From original 1932 owner
in same family almost 90 years

Donley Auctions | 1932 Vintage Spillman Carousel available for auction in November | For Purchase call Randy Donley 815.790.9435
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1898 Oak Brunswick Los Angeles Front & Back Bar

Recently discovered by pickers, somewhere in rural Indiana, this magnificent piece has been completely and correctly restored to its former glory by some of the finest craftsmen in the Midwest.  The incredible back bar is quarter sawn oak and measures 18' long, 10' 10" tall (130" tall) and 22 1/2" deep at the counter.  The two original Brunswick semi-nude, life-sized female figures are hand-carved Birch.  These figures are unique to the Brunswick Los Angeles model and are flanked by two massive oak 46" tall columns.  The base has been completely restored in the original rich golden-brown finish and antique hardware.  The top cornice and arch still have their original finish, which has been carefully cleaned and recoated.  Three brass, single light fixtures with original husks light the three mirrors from above.   The front bar is made completely of quarter sawn oak with original one-piece solid mahogany top and is nicely appointed with four original pilasters with original capitols.  The front bar is constructed of 3/4" solid quarter sawn oak, not veneered and has never been cut to accommodate a tap unit.  The capitols and dentils on the front bar match those found on the back bar.  The breast board of the front bar has original embossed molding, which is unique to Brunswick bars, finished off with a substantial 2" solid brass foot rail with four original "swing leg" brackets.  The front bar measures 16' long, 44" tall, and 26" deep.  This remarkable ensemble is one of the finest and most sought-after examples from the golden era of the pre-prohibition American saloon.  These lavish bar ensembles are unique to America and appeared briefly between 1880 and 1920, never to be seen again.  This surviving example has been carefully and lovingly restored and is ready to enjoy. 

We have all seen the great historic photographs of these beautiful old saloons and wondered what it must have been like back in the day.  When you walk up to this bar, it is like stepping back into time.  No need to imagine, you are there.  Just belly up to the bar, set your foot upon the rail, slide your arm across the top, stand and gaze upon the massive columns and cornice with its two beautiful maidens who welcome thirsty patrons.  You now have stepped into the lost world of the once glorious pre-prohibition era saloon.  Do not pass this up...it is truly a museum quality restoration.  Entire ensemble comes apart and fits nicely in a 26' trailer for transport.