René Dreyfus' Le Chanteclair Ashtray$245.00
Le Chanteclair at 18 East 49th Street, directly between Rockefeller Center and the Waldorf-Astoria, was owned by René Dreyfus, the French racing driver who piloted his own personal Bugatti to victory in the 1930 Grand Prix of Monaco and defeated the mighty Mercedes Silver Arrows at Pau in 1938 to become French National Champion. The restaurant became a haven to the International racing set. Through its doors passed all the greatest drivers including those from René's past including Achille Varzi and Rudi Caracciola.
Once icons of hospitality and glamour, ashtrays are part of Americana that now belongs to the past. Offering an ashtray from the golden age of glamorous smoking, now out of use along with cigarettes, but desirable for its connection to the culture of New York City in the twentieth century.
René Dreyfus' Le Chanteclair Ashtray
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