Architectural Antiques: Wooden Barred, 19th-Century Cell "Wall"

Architectural Antiques

Wooden Barred, 19th-Century Cell "Wall":

I have 3 sets of these walls with the uppers and lower and 2 extra upper sections. They were salvaged from a Norton, MA, mental institution that was torn down. They measure approx. 7'2" wide x 7" high, which includes approx. a 5" gap to the floor on the bottom and an 7.5" gap between sections. The bars are 1&3/8" in diameter and solid wood that is nicely burnished. The upper is 43.25" high and the lower is 30" high. The shelf is 11.5" wide x 7/8" thick. These 'wall's were to keep the inmates in their rooms, but allow full view and things such as food to be passed through on the shelf.

 

Cost: $1,200 for the set

 

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