Impressive 1920s Huge Exterior Clocks from Leicester Square

Large Exterior 1920s Clocks from Leicester Square

  One of our most notable recent acquisitions is a pair of spectacular exterior clock-faces that were removed from the former Automobile Association (AA) headquarters in Leicester Square, Central London. The large 155cm diameter clocks would make outstanding decoration with fantastic provenance. The extraordinary clocks were originally positioned on each corner of Fanum House, which … Continue reading

Antique Portland Stone Cartouches from St James’s Market, London

Antique carved Portland stone Cartouches

We recently salvaged some stunning Portland stone pieces from the facade of a building in St James’s Market in Central London. The Portland stone cartouches decorated the top of the building, giving a refined, classical look. As this plaque on the side of the building states, the building itself was erected in 1907 by Treadwell … Continue reading

Stained Glass Windows from St Ninian’s Church, Finchley Road

Antique stained glass church windows

One of our favourite recent acquisitions is a collection of original antique stained glass windows which we carefully removed from the former St Ninian’s Church on Finchley Road, Central London. The church was built in 1911 for the Golders Green Presbyterian congregation. It was designed by the architect T. Phillip Figgis, who also designed some … Continue reading

Our Guide to Finding the Perfect Antique or Reclaimed Fireplace

antique regency marble fire surround

Whether it will hold a roaring open fire, a tidy wood burner, a gas fire or simply a few decorative candles, the fireplace is the focal point in any room, so it’s important to get it right. . Choosing the right style When people come in to the showroom to choose a fireplace for their … Continue reading

AF at the Salvo Fair 2013

Architectural Forum at the Salvo Fair 2013

It started with a little more rain than we would have liked, but it didn’t seem to put anyone off! The fair was bustling and busy with dealers and industry folk throughout Friday. As always, we brought some of most spectacular and eye-catching pieces including an imposing mahogany glazed revolving door unit and precious stained … Continue reading

Vintage Industrial & Theatre Lighting

Vintage theatre spotlights

We now have a brilliantly wide range of reclaimed industrial and theatre lighting. Whether you’re looking for retro desk lamps or large factory pendant lights, vintage spotlights or original Holophane lights, we have a very bright (!) collection. The classic green enamel shade can be the quintessential finishing touch to a vintage industrial interior. We … Continue reading

Victorian Prison Cell Doors from Clerkenwell Prison

Restored antique prison cell doors

Amongst our large collection of reclaimed and antique doors we have a rather special set of Victorian doors with their own dark past. These doors were removed from the vaults of Clerkenwell Prison, or the Clerkenwell ‘House of Detention’, within which hundreds of Victorian dissenters were incarcerated awaiting trial. The prison itself was demolished in … Continue reading

Historic Antique Windows from Tate Britain Up-cycled into Mirrors

Antique cast iron window frame mirrors

Some of our most popular pieces in the showroom are our reclaimed antique window mirrors. We’ve recently salvaged striking cast iron window frames from various locations that, when re-purposed as mirrors, make fantastic focal points with a little bit of history included. Last year Jason removed several of the original cast iron windows from the … Continue reading

Spectacular 1929 Stained Glass Skylights from Metropole Cinema

Antique stained glass skylight windows

We recently removed a pair of striking stained glass skylights from a site in Victoria, Central London. These extraordinary curved skylight windows were originally the focal point in the foyer of the Metropole Cinema, opened in 1929. The cinema was designed by the notable cinema architect George Coles, responsible for many of the iconic deco … Continue reading

Victorian Ornately Carved Mahogany Panelled Room on Display

Victorian panelled room

A complete Victorian mahogany panelled room, one of our most spectacular current salvaged items, is now on display in all its magnificence at our sister site in Hertford. The outstanding panelling was originally made for a Victorian Gentlemen’s Club in the West End of London and dates from 1873. It is an excellent and extraordinary … Continue reading