on a landmark..
129 Charles St. New York City,
~ I present ~
Horse Head Keystone Nr H1
Modelled by Randall
The three story brick former horse stable was designed in 1897 by architect Henry Andersen apparently for Herman Thalman whose name is carved in stone on the facade.
Photo and history below courtesy of the NYC landmarks Commission report:
Thalmann died in 1900 and his family sold this property in 1902. When it was auctioned, it was advertised as a “3-story and basement Dwelling, containing 11 rooms and bath.” The purchaser was Joel Rinaldo, a real estate operator, who sold it in 1906 to Joseph and Annie Bins, Jr., who operated a tackle business at No. 702 Greenwich Street, and retained it until 1924. At some point prior to 1939, the facade was faced with faux-brick siding and the cornice was re- placed with a concrete block parapet. It was re-clad a second time (prior to 1964), with a white faux-brick facing.
Photo of the building and the original horsehead;
Prices are no longer shown on each page due to the increasing number of pages plus their corresponding PayPal codes that I have to manually edit individually on two web sites every time I need to adjust for shipping costs or pricing.
As a general guideline- most of my sculptures are priced between $69 to $300, with many in the $100-$150 range. A price list is partially completed as a PDF file, some browsers will view PDF files directly with plug-ins, otherwise you may need to download the file:
Shipping is now included in the price, concrete however is priced more due to the additional weight, extra production handling and packing it involves.
Larger sculptures are packed into 1/2" thick plywood crates lined with rigid foam board, packing and shreaded newspaper or excelsior, glued, joint cleated and air nailed. You will need a #2 square drive bit or large phillips driver to open the lid. Smaller sculptures ship typically double boxed.
I use FEDEX ground service for all shipments in the lower 48 states. I do not ship outside the USA.
These hand sculpted models are created from scratch by Randall in water based clay, and typically take an average of 20-30 hours to set up, layout and sculpt each master model.
When the clay models are finished, they are permanently captured with silicone mold compounds which can pick up even a fingerprint and faithfully transfer it to a cast made in it. From the molds, interior cast-stone as well as concrete sculptures are made available for clients to purchase.
Existing savaged pieces are limited to what happens to be for sale at high prices, often damaged, rarely found in pairs and being typically large in scale (meant to be seen from the street from 5 floors below) they are difficult to display in today's smaller homes and apartments. Instead of making molds of these pieces, Randall creates new original models based on authentic 19th century and early 20th century Victorian, Art Deco and Louis Sullivan style architectural sculptures. While I do have a small number of older designs directly molded from antique pieces, these are being phased out over time as I create my own original models.
If you are looking for something for the garden or to build into a wall, I offer concrete as a special order item which takes approx 3 weeks. Not all pieces are available in concrete.
All of my sculptures have a heavy wire embedded on the back to hang them on the wall.
By no means! keep in mind- your walls weigh thousands of pounds and support the roof. HOWEVER- do not use plastic or self adhesive picture hangars of any kind, or try to simply put a screw into the thin sheetrock-these will not hold, and are not designed to.
Install your mounting hooks or other hangars into the solid wood STUD inside the wall, these are spaced 16" apart. You should use an anchor rated to hold at least twice the shipping weight of the sculpture.
To show what a sheetrock wall can hold, here is a photo of two shelves I installed on my bedroom wall for original sculptures that I couldn't mount any other way, the brackets are screwed into the wall studs with 3" screws. The weight for the stone and terra-cotta shown-the top shelf; 175# and 125# for the lower shelf- 300# total.