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

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

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 The outstanding panelling was originally made for a Victorian Gentlemen’s Club in the West End of London and dates from 1873.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