St. Denis Hotel, New York. D. Julien, Proprietor. Clarets, from Finke & Merman, Bordeaux, Sole Agents, Schmidt, Schmidt & Co., 18 Beaver Street.

[New York]: Lith. of W. Faust, 105 Nassau St. [1853-1860].

Broadside wine list (25.5 x 15.5 cm.), [1] page. Porcelain card decorated in chromolithograph with text in blue and red. A very early wine list from an important New York hotel and dining establishment. The hotel was at the corner of Broadway and Eleventh Street, across from Grace Church and Rectory. Both the hotel and the church were designed by the architect James Renwick Jr. Named for its original owner, Denis Julien, the St. Denis Hotel opened in 1853, just in time for the Crystal Palace Exhibition. The building was leased to William Taylor in 1875, who incorporated the Taylor Saloon into the facility. The list features Clarets from Finke, Merman of Bordeaux, mostly from 1847 and 1848. And French whites including 1847 Latour Blanche and 1847 d'Yquem. Champagne, Sherries, and Madeiras are also included. A solid piece of printing, from a firm more known for fruit labels... Verso contains an unattributed primitive pencil drawing of a horse. Some darkening to the top edge of the recto.

Price: $900.00

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