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Scalamandre selling off weaving artifacts

NEW YORK — High-end fabric maker Scalamandre is clearing out thousands of vintage items from its 75-year-old, red-brick factory in Long Island City , N.Y. , as part of its expansion move to the South. Scalamandre's trim division, which employs 40, will continue to occupy part of the building following the company's expansion.

The company plans to unload antique fixtures such as looms, furniture and industrial equipment as well as short ends and overruns of some fabrics that sold to interior designers, architects and museums for hundreds of dollars per yard.

The sale will begin Nov. 29 and run for two to three weeks until the inventory is liquidated. Tickets for participation in the event are being auctioned online. Bulk buying of artifacts will open Dec. 6. For additional information, visit