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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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.

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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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Winter Antiques Show 2018 exhibitor – Jason Jacques Gallery

08 January 2018

Jason Jacques’ eponymous Manhattan gallery specialises in art pottery, especially works from the 19th century and Art Nouveau period and work by modern studio potters. It is exhibiting for the first time this year at the 'Winter Antiques Show' in New York.

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Lady McAlpine calls on trade to help locate stolen Pan statue

19 December 2017

A statue of Pan was stolen from Sir William and Lady McAlpine’s Fawley Hill home in Buckinghamshire at the weekend and the couple are calling on the trade to help locate the artwork.

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London Bridge vintage market launches a green-fingered Christmas

27 November 2017

‘Flea at Flat Iron Square’ near London Bridge has launched its festive events programme.

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Salvo reloads with change of organiser

16 October 2017

It's all change for Salvo 2018. Organiser Thornton Kay is taking a sabbatical from running the annual architectural salvage fair next year.

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Collectors take note as Nottingham Tile Fair approaches

25 September 2017

It is modest both in size and venue but the annual Nottingham Tile Fair organised by the Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society has an important place in the diary for collectors in this specialised field.

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New names at Knebworth Park

26 June 2017

Bookings are going well at the Knebworth Park Decorative Salvage and Vintage Fair for Sharon Blagrove, aka Bentleys Fairs.

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Vagabond puts down fresh roots

26 June 2017

It is one week since doors opened to his new shop in the West Sussex village of Fittleworth and Joe Chaffer of Vagabond Antiques is in a whirl.

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Dealer John Read Smith happy to be on the road

26 June 2017

Travel broadens the mind, they say. Busy dealer John Read Smith believes it.

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Le Corbusier lights withdrawn at last minute from French auction

10 June 2017

A group of more than 100 metal light fittings designed for a major French housing complex by Le Corbusier (aka Charles Edouard Jeanneret) has been unexpectedly withdrawn from a design sale at the French auction house Artcurial.

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Latest annual Salvo fair in Oxfordshire exhibits a homing instinct

05 June 2017

It’s a full-on ‘green’ home theme for this year’s annual architectural salvage fest at the Fawley Hill Estate near Henley-on-Thames.

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