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2nd June 2011

Putting the Case for Summer

Posted in: LASSCO News

At LASSCO Three Pigeons we have just finished our mammoth clearance of the Bronze and Mahogany ship cabinets from the National Maritime Museum.

Museum Cabinet at Royal Academy

Today we put three of these handsome cases into The Royal Academy in readiness for the launch party of The Summer Exhibition 2011 this evening (Thursday 2nd June 2011). With the respective Maritime Museum’s model ship just removed, each of these three will now house – for one night only- an incredible, food sculpture in tha manner of a Carravaggio painting (more on this will follow! – we’re intrigued to see the results).

LASSCO Museum Case awaits filling

Cabinets unloaded at Burlington House - it's back to The Three Pigeons

Of the 135 cabinets we have salvaged we have already sold 65 of them to some of our known retail buyers (and others to whom we offered them directly).  Seventy remaining are available to purchase via the LASSCO website from tomorrow. We have sent dozens of them around the world – USA, Tokyo, Belgium, Scotland and even a Museum in Hackney!

If it’s the parquet floor at the Royal Academy that has caught your eye above please email nick@lassco.co.uk and ask him about his Parquet de Versailles (below).

LASSCO Parquet de Versailles

If however, like most exhibitors at the Summer Exhibition, you feel inspired by the work of the Acamedicians around you at Burlington House, then fear not: you can buy some of the work of the former President of the Royal Academy at LASSCO. We have numerous and rather substantial carvings by Sir Charles Wheeler PRA on display at The Three Pigeons (search “Wheeler” on www.lassco.co.uk to see them all).

We hope it is a great launch party for all at The Academy tonight.

A carved Keystone from Lombard Street by Sir Charles Wheeler PRA

A carved Keystone from Lombard Street by Sir Charles Wheeler PRA


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Established in London's East End, LASSCO has dealt in reclamation and salvage since 1979. Bridging the gap between the demolition trade and architectural design, we connect customers with rescued relics that make for fascinating interiors. Our shops and yards also provide the back drop for unique venue hire and dining experiences.

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