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King Arthur Mural (16' x 6') by Peter Ostuni for Savoy-Plaza Hotel 1951

$33,000per set


Astonishingly beautiful and monumental mural spanning eleven individual panels which when assembled are 16 feet long by 6 feet high. The panels are reverse paint and applique on sheets of Plexiglass and were painted by Peter Ostuni (American, 1908-1992) in 1951 for the lobby bar of the Savoy-Plaza Hotel at Fifth Avenue and the corner of Central Park South, New York City. (Don and Betty Draper of Mad Men celebrated Valentine's Day 1962 at the Savoy Plaza with drinks and room service). The hotel was built in 1927 and demolished in 1964/1865 to make way for the modern GM skyscraper. In 1965 the mural was purchased by playwrite Joseph Hayes who installed it in his Connecticut Tudor castle home where is has been for the past ~40 years. We recommend that each panel be framed individually then displayed together mounted to a light box. Please contact to discuss. Peter Ostuni, painter and enamelist, studied at the Cooper Union and was a professor of art at Kirkland College. SInce 1951 he was commissioned each year to create panels or murals out of vitreous enamel, illuminated walls out of laminated plastic, free standing walls, as well as bas reliefs of cast stone for various national corporations including the 1964 New York World's Fair, to Park Sheraton hotel banquet halls in New York to the Fort Worth Children's Museum as well as vitreous panels for more than six ocean liners, including the famous Navajo Lounge on the USS United States.


  • Creator
    Peter Ostuni (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 72 in. (182.88 cm)Width: 196 in. (497.84 cm)Depth: 0.5 in. (1.27 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 14
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Early 1950's
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Seller Location
    Hingham, MA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU8866757967

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