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


Click for larger image. Added August 14, 2017.
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2017-08-14T21:51:01+00:00