Superior grade Brunswick backbar and front bar in mahogany. The massive tapered columns have Beaux Arts style capitals and support the crown which is adorned with corner cabochon cartouches and a central Romanesque arch further decorated with acanthus leaf and scrolled foliate detail. Four antique brass fixtures illuminate the mirror. The lower cabinets are hinged with outfitted with stylized hardware.
The original, matching front bar has a polished stone kick plate, brass foot rail and gently serpentine pilasters separating exquisite matchbook veneered panels.
Circa 1880, the entire bar is in exquisite condition having been expertly and painstakingly conserved and refinished. It is in a turnkey state and ready for installation.
John Brunswick emigrated to the United States as a 15 year old boy in the late 1830s. In 1845, he founded the Brunswick Manufacturing Company as a carriage maker, but quickly became fascinated with billiards and focused the company on tables and related products. Shortly thereafter, he expanded his business to include tavern outfitting and in the years between 1870-1900 Brunswick produced the finest saloon backbars the world has ever known. Today, the company still exists and is listed on the NYSE and still produces billiards, fitness equipment and boats, and its antique bars appear in thousands of movies and television shows and stand as the epitome of 19th century commercial décor
Backbar 18’ long x 11’ high
Frontbar 18’ long x 45” high x 29” deep