Monday, April 29, 2013

Lascoff's Insides

When the great Lascoff Pharmacy closed last July, and was gutted, many of us worried what would become of its gorgeous antique fixtures.

Now, it turns out, they're selling on ebay.

An Anonymous commenter sent us to the listings, where you can find three hanging ceiling lanterns for $9,000, a collection of leaded stained-glass globes for $26,500, a set of 15 Gothic window panels for $14,000 ("These are really knockout and can be repurposed very easily as decorative elements in any store or restaurant")...

...two sections of cabinetry for $14,500, an additional 75 feet of wooden fixtures for $80,000, plus the copper canopy, with interior lighting intact, for $39,000.

As seller newyorkphotographs writes on the ebay store page: "These are from one of the most prominent 19th century pharmacies in New York City whose proprietor is known as 'the father of modern pharmacy'... Salvatore Dali and many other celebrities patronized his pharmacy over the years to purchase leeches, powder compounds and custom topical ointment."

Now you can reassemble your own Lascoff's for a total of $183,000. Maybe in your living room, complete with jars of leeches?


kingofnycabbies said...

Wonder who that Salvatore Dali was. Sounds like an interesting chap.

Anonymous said...

'Salvatore'! Ha!

Was that Salvador's cousin?

John K said...

Salvador, Salvatore, what's a little mix-up when you're having fun?

I guess this might become a thing: disassembling every old and venerable business in New York, reconstituting a "new," ersatz, higher-cost and elite-focused version of it (when a multinational or national chain won't do), and having some rich person reassemble the simulacrum of the original business in her or his home, or museum, or what have you.

You can even have "Salvatore Dali" give you a nice simulacrum of a picture or photograph to adorn the walls!

Anonymous said...

I see a new hip restaurant, The Pharmacy, on the horizon (wasn't there something like that on Avenue A in the late 80s?).

vzabuser said...

It was...Barmacy..Deb Parker's joint bet A & B.
Hey someone want to buy this for us? and we can fly it in a kamikaze mission into Wall street like the wizards of British finance at the beginning of the 'Meaning of Life'! Great set for a movie this wainscoting makes.

Ray Lickthisstud said...

Agnus Warhole, Pedro Picassa, Norma Rockingwell, and Marcia, Marcia, Marcia Duchampion were also customers.

As for barmacy

Gojira said...

@Anonyous 10:08 - Yes, there was a restaurant called The Pharmacy on the southwest corner of 9th and A, where Doc Holliday's is now. It was the first restaurant to open on Avenue A in decades, coming in about 1982 when the EV was still a very rough place. I ate there a lot - great food, nice people, and one of the only non-Polish/Ukrainian/pizza joints in the entire nabe at that point.