The Reclaimed Science Lab

In recent months we’ve noticed the growing trend in reusing old teak and iroko worktops, once a standard site the school science lab, they are now being lovingly re-crafted into kitchen worktops, bars and wall cladding, but what about the rest of the science lab? We’ve been tracking the progress of some recent acquisitions and adopting … Continue reading

Edwardian Art Nouveau Plunger Bath, Featured In The World Of Interiors

This beautiful antique Edwardian cast iron plunger bath, was featured in the March edition of Conde Nast’s publication, The World Of Interiors. This stunning piece is finished in a beautiful blue enamel, with a mahogany frame and is set with a run of original art nouveau William de Morgan tulip tiles. William de Morgan was an English … 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

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