Carlyle Hotel ashtray

Kennedy-era 1960s Ashtray from New York's Luxury Carlyle Hotel

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  • Rare 1960s-era guestroom ashtray from Carlyle Hotel
  • Design features the crest of Scottish essayist Thomas Carlyle
  • Desirable for its connection to New York in the 1960s
  • Time-honored curio; use on dressing table for jewelry
  • Classic glass ashtray measures 3 1/2-inches square

Handle with Care, and Pass Down to the Next Generation.

Situated at 35 East 76th Street on the northeast corner of Madison Avenue and East 76th Street, on the Upper East Side of New York City, the Carlyle became known as "the New York White House" during the administration of President John F. Kennedy, who maintained an apartment on the 34th floor for the last ten years of his life.  Harry S. Truman became the first president to visit the Carlyle; each of his successors through Bill Clinton followed.

The hotel's Café Carlyle has featured a number of well-known jazz performers – notably George Feyer from 1955 to 1968, and Bobby Short from 1968 to 2004. Woody Allen and his jazz band played weekly at the café during the 1990s.
The hotel's Bemelmans Bar is decorated with murals depicting Madeline in Central Park painted by Ludwig Bemelmans.

Offered is a rare 1960s-era guestroom ashtray from the legendary Carlyle.  Once icons of hospitality and glamour, ashtrays are part of Americana from the golden age of glamorous smoking, now endangered objects, out of use along with cigarettes.  Use them on dressing tables for jewelry, or serve nuts and hors d'oeuvres in them at parties. The time-honored curios become heightened moments of aesthetic focus in the home.