Salvage & Architectural Antiques

This broad category can comprise anything from small iron fittings to monumental stonework. Popular areas include fireplaces, garden ornaments, tiles, window frames, signs and plaques.

Plenty of reclaimed objects are offered via specialist traders, auctions and fairs taking place up and down the country and often held outdoors.


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WH Smith archive of rare maps and signs heads to auction in Gloucestershire

12 April 2019

A rare map of Britain and lettering for signage painted by artist Eric Gill (1882-1940) are among the lots coming up at auction from a WH Smith archive.

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Signs of the times: Single owner collection stands out at Paris auction

08 April 2019

Pioneer collection of street furniture goes from Parisian flat to the saleroom.

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Single-owner sale: Signs that Paris appreciates its streetscapes

08 April 2019

French and foreign bidders flock to white-glove sale of pioneer collection of the city’s heritage

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Berlin Wall fragments sell in West Sussex auction

19 March 2019

Two fragments of the Berlin Wall once used in a memorial to those killed in escape attempts sold for a combined hammer total of £17,000 at an auction in West Sussex last week.

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Three salvage solutions: a trio of upcoming fairs

28 January 2019

Buyers are spoilt for choice during May and early June when three decorative and salvage fairs will be running in the UK, all in interesting outdoor settings. Here is a short focus on them.

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Swallow dips in to open another salvage event

07 January 2019

Organiser launches Malvern fair to run alongside existing venues.

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Salvaged shipwreck items create a niche dealing field at Ally Pally

26 November 2018

IACF is expecting a buoyant antique and collectors’ fair at Alexandra Palace on Sunday, December 2, including items sourced from shipwrecks.

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Another section of the Eiffel Tower's staircase to be offered at Artcurial in Paris

12 November 2018

Artcurial has made something of a habit of offering parts of the Eiffel Tower, pieces that were removed as part of periodic restorations of the famous landmark on the Paris skyline.

Mosaic

Replica of the largest British Roman mosaic to return home to Gloucestershire

02 October 2018

A replica of the largest Roman mosaic to be found in Britain could return home to Gloucestershire where it was made.

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Nottingham fair features decorative tiles

17 September 2018

Organised by specialist dealer Mark van Veen for the Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society, the annual tile fair will be held on Saturday, October 6, in Nottingham at St Jude’s Church, Mapperley.

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Salvo organiser keeps busy

02 July 2018

Thornton Kay, long-time organiser of the annual Salvo fair, has been in touch to say what he’s been doing on his year’s sabbatical from organising the event.

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Renowned salvage dealer’s collection raises £90,000 at Cheffins auction

19 June 2018

The final sale of stock from a once renowned architectural antiques business in Fulham raised more than £90,000 at Cambridge saleroom Cheffins.

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Story of French stove innovator and his burning ambition

28 May 2018

From dealers Charlie Bates and Matthew Nellist of Jeffrey and Day comes a story about Jean-Baptiste Godin, a 19th century French industrialist and enlightened innovator.

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Final lots from renowned dealer up at auction

28 May 2018

T Crowther & Sons was founded in 1880 in Fulham and was well established before the First World War. The company was split into two sections in the 1940s: Albert Crowther trading from Syon Lodge and T Crowther & Sons in Fulham.

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Final sale of architectural salvage and sculpture from T Crowther & Sons takes place at Cambridge auction house

21 May 2018

Cambridge-based auctioneers, Cheffins is to sell the remaining collection from once renowned architectural antiques business, T. Crowther & Sons.

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Gypsy caravans, shepherds’ huts, steam train – and salvage

21 May 2018

Fawley Hall fair running instead of Salvo has plenty of varied attractions.

Brunswick House

London salvage and antiques firm hosts architecture and design summer lecture series in Georgian mansion

14 May 2018

Salvage and reclamation specialist LASSCO is hosting a series of talks on the history of design and architecture in its Georgian mansion, Brunswick House in Vauxhall, south London.

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Tribute paid to Sir William McAlpine at revamped Fawley Hill fair

30 April 2018

Lady McAlpine says she is now more determined than ever to make the Décor- Architectural architectural salvage event a success after the death of her husband, Sir William, on March 4.

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Reclamation for dummies and a market winning idea

23 April 2018

Artist Mel Winning runs a reclamation business in the medieval market town of Manningtree in Essex.

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Pick of the Week: Here comes the sundial at Summers Place

02 April 2018

Henry Wynne (fl.1654-1709), master of the Clockmaker’s Company, produced the finest and largest double-horizontal sundials of the Restoration period.

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