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.

Sundial designed by Archibald Knox

Rare Liberty & Co terracotta sundial by Archibald Knox emerges in South London

13 July 2024

One of the most watched lots currently on is a rare Liberty & Co terracotta Floralis pattern sundial designed by the legendary Archibald Knox in c.1905.


Reclamation and antiques dealer joins up with Norwich department store

06 May 2024

An owner of reclamation centre has set up shop at the invitation of a renowned Norwich retailer.

Fairground carousel galloper horse

All the fun of the fair: John Barker collection comes to Essex auction

05 March 2024

A collector of late 19th and early 20th century fairground art is offering 47 examples at Sworders.

Jessus on crucifix

Appeal for statues stolen from Salford church

31 January 2024

A group of statues from a church in Salford have been stolen.


Eye on an object: Victorian stained glass window

22 January 2024

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

Drew Pritchard

Salvage Hunters' TV star Drew Pritchard is selling his personal collection at auction

17 January 2024

TV presenter and antiques dealer Drew Pritchard is to sell items from his personal collection at Dreweatts in March.


The web shop window: Aesthetic Movement fireplace

11 December 2023

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.


Birdbath makes Battersea splash

16 October 2023

A stoneware birdbath designed by one of Rodin’s students was among the highlight sales at the autumn edition of the Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair.


Arthur Swallow Fairs: quirky buys ideal for the curious

16 October 2023

The Cheshire showground event run by Arthur Swallow includes plenty of conversation starters.

Letters: Woodwork is not from the Liberty ‘Tudor building’

18 September 2023

In reply and hopefully to provide Alan Landis with some reassurance, the rescue of Liberty’s woodwork is a sign of their commitment to preserving its rich heritage (Letters, ATG No 2606).

Coade stone torchère

Regency Coade stone torchère lights up Fitzwilliam Museum collection

04 September 2023

A Regency Coade stone torchère has been acquired by The Fitzwilliam Museum from West Midlands dealership Thomas Coulborn & Sons.

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Top stories this week including Liberty department store selling three floors’ worth of 1920s woodwork

03 September 2023

The most viewed stories on this website over the last week included a reader’s letter regarding the sale of timber from the famous London department store Liberty.


ATG letter: Liberty’s timbers – it’s such a shame

21 August 2023

I have been a subscriber to ATG for almost two decades and this is the first time I have written to you on a particular matter which I feel very strongly about.


Obituary: Drummond Shaw (1950-2023)

07 August 2023

Drummond Shaw, a former commodity broker in the City, became interested in salvage in the 1980s while restoring Flexford House, his 1840s family home on Surrey’s Hog’s Back, when he needed to buy the right type of kit.


The web shop window: woodwork from the original Liberty shop

07 August 2023

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

Skull poison bottles

World-famous bottle and advertising fair returns to Elsecar

19 June 2023

International stallholders are among those all set for a renowned bottle and advertising fair and auction

Mark Jameson

5 Questions with marine salvage specialist Mark Jameson of Trinity Marine

29 May 2023

Mark Jameson owns Trinity Marine, a specialist in salvaging fittings and fixtures of ocean liners and warships.


Blanchard spread his wings to be the leading manufacturer of terracotta in Britain

15 May 2023

This rare pair of late 19th century terracotta eagles, each standing 2ft 2in (64cm) high have indistinct marks for Blanchard Terracotta London.


An Edward Burne-Jones stained glass window by Morris & Co is among five lots to watch

27 February 2023

With estimates from £300, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.


On a space exploration mission: new salvage fair in Tiverton

27 February 2023

Organiser of Devon event that has run out of room for dealers launches second fair in Tiverton