These restored late 19th/early 20th century iron entrance gates and pillars pictured are from the historic Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast.
They are for sale via Salvo Fest at €50,000, but “we are open to offers”, said owners Sean and Jim Corcoran who acquired the gates in the late 1990s for their salvage business in Co Waterford, now closed.
Further details on the impressive gates can be found in two separate entries on salvoweb.com, from where these original pictures of the gates above come. Builders of the most famous ship in the world, the RMS Titanic, the H&W shipyard celebrated its 160th anniversary last month when Prince Charles unveiled a commemorative plaque on site.
A four-day digital fair will celebrate the launch 30 years ago of Salvo, the reclamation firm.
Founded by environmentalist and recycling advocate Thornton Kay, it was followed three years later by the online architectural and salvage marketplace SalvoWeb. This event runs from Wednesday (trade day) to Saturday, June 16-19.
As well as the architectural antiques and reclamation for which the annual Salvo fairs (1998-2017) were famous, the Salvo Fest will be offering vintage and home fashion, a garden gallery and pop-ups.
Included in the line-up of exhibitors are the familiar names of LASSCO, Architectural Heritage and Mongers Architectural Salvage.
Kay said: “The demand for perfection and same-day delivery is destroying the planet. The Salvo Fest is a celebration of reuse with exhibitors bringing together architectural salvage and vintage fashion with rococo fireplaces set alongside ‘60s Dior jewellery.”
On June 26 Norfolk saleroom TW Gaze will also be holding a live architectural salvage auction to celebrate the Salvo anniversary.