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Look Inside the Opulent New ‘Oscar Wilde’ Bar, Featuring 26 Clocks Set to the Time of His Death

This recently opened 'Oscar Wilde' bar in New York City is dedicated to the famous author, and has been lavishly decorated to celebrate the excesses of the Victorian era.

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Oscar Wilde opened to the public on Wednesday, August 16 in the NoMad district.
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The owners say the establishment features one of the longest bars in New York City, at 118.5 feet.
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The place has recent history. In doing their research on the site at 45 West 27th Street, the owners said they found out it was the former headquarters of NYC’s Bureau of Prohibition and the mob, who reportedly listened in on the federal agents.
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The New York Times reports the fit-out cost upwards of $4 million.
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Oscar Wilde’s design features and artifacts were hand-selected from all over the globe, including a Belgium piano from the 1890’s, a standing clock from England from the 1880’s, painted glass from Milan dating back to the late 19th century, marble carved in Vietnam, one-arm bar chairs from Mexico, antique fireplaces and more.
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A Player Piano, 1819, makes up the back of the Whiskey Bar.
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As well as featuring an Irish writer's wall, 26 antique clocks can be found in the bar, all set to 1:50, the time of Oscar Wilde’s death.
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One of the antique features is this 1840s French fireplace, acquired on Bond St. from Bonhams and Phillips Auctioneers.
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The owners like to say that Oscar Wilde "turned the Victorian era on its head, without relinquishing any of its glamour."
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The 5,874 square-foot Victorian themed bar also features a standing whisky bar and a private events room.
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Co-owners Tommy Burke and Frank McCole wanted the bar to capture the essence of the writer. “Coming from County Mayo and County Monaghan in Ireland, we grew up reading Oscar Wilde and studying his literature. We want the bar to celebrate his legacy and become an inclusive destination for all," they said.
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