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  • 16 February 2016

    Harold Wright, 6th December 1921 – 11th January 2016

    Nearly forty years ago I was called out to the Christian Science Church in Mayfair to bid on pews that were to be removed prior to demolition. Of the highest quality they were commercially worthless because they were laid out in a semi circle which made them very impractical for reuse.   However I found...

  • 14 February 2016

    LASSCO Goes Native

    We are thrilled to announce the launch of Native Feasts – a Pop-Up Restaurant from Michelin starred chef Chris Godfrey here at LASSCO Three Pigeons in Oxfordshire. Chris and his team will be cooking the best seasonal British produce and serving it up as set menus for diners to share out, divvy up and feast down...

  • 11 February 2016

    LASSCO Brunswick House in The Financial Times

    ‘Brunswick House has somehow contrived to become one of London’s best-known and yet least explored houses. Everyone knows it; not many know quite what it is. ‘ An article in The Financial Times property section amazes at how London’s Brunswick House survived 350 years of change.  Follow this link: FT Brunswick House  

  • 26 January 2016

    LASSCO in Reclaim Magazine,

    Read about LASSCO’s hidden gems in the newly launched Reclaim magazine.  Adrian Amos reveals all to Jane Common as she immerses herself in salvage heaven at LASSCO Ropewalk & LASSCO Brunswick House. Illustrated with Tim Kent’s photos the 10-page article delves into the history and captures the pioneering spirit of the business that Adrian founded...

  • 20 January 2016

    Brunswick House Restaurant Review in The Evening Standard

    ‘Like a treasure hunt with clues or a tapestry with tight intricate stitches, the menu is woven together in a way that is enticing and also practical’, says Fay Maschler of The Evening Standard.  The Brunswick House restaurant is also described as one of the renowned reviewer’s favourite places to eat…praise indeed! http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/restaurant   Enjoy private...

  • 6 January 2016

    Westminster Bridge in London Magazine

    Look out for the latest issue of London Magazine (January 2016) that gives a great plug for the salvaged Westminster Bridge, currently for sale at LASSCO Three Pigeons.                     It reads: “Heritage for sale: You may think of them as a symbol of London history, as old as...

  • 11 December 2015

    Salvaged Delft Tiles

    At LASSCO Three Pigeons we’re just unpacking hundreds of beautiful Dutch tiles. Most of these boxes have been quietly stacked, forgotten, at the back of a warehouse in Northamptonshire since the 1930’s. We have acquired a wonderful cross-section of the stock. Many of the designs are by L.E.F. Bodart who was a celebrated ceramicist working for De Porceleyne...

  • 4 December 2015

    Hidden History: Riding House Street

    Charles Bell House, 67-73 Riding House Street. Like many otherwise obscure buildings in the heart of London, the building now known as Charles Bell House has a long pre-history and an anadromatic consistency of cultural significance.    Named after the Professor of Physiology who gave UCL’s inaugural lecture in 1828 it now houses a number...

  • 24 November 2015

    LASSCO in the Press,

    Some recent press, including quotes by Ferrous Auger from LASSCO Brunswick House in Vauxhall. Featured: Ruth Caven’s article ‘Elevator Gates’ in the FT’s ‘How to Spend It’,  Bethan John’s pick of Clocks and Maggie Stevenson’s’ 7 Steps to Picking the Perfect Fireplace’  in Homes & Antiques.   Also an earlier piece, written and styled by  Ruth Sleightholme for House & Garden using reclaimed timbers from our Bermondsey shop, LASSCO Ropewalk for both flooring...

  • 27 October 2015

    Two by two: hurrah!

    Getting a horse onto a ship, or off it, is more of a challenge than you might think. They don’t do steep gangplanks. In the days before roll-on, roll-off ferries, hydraulic platforms and containers, everything went over the gunwales – and most of it by crane, lowered vertically into the hold. The forest of cranes that lined...

  • 27 October 2015

    LASSCO in the Press,

    A small selection of some of our 2015 press.  Clockwise from top left: A Spanish wrought iron overdoor panel (Mail on Sunday YOU magazine), Wide pine boards reclaimed from a Scottish Gin Distillery (Period Living), A plaster cast of a classical foot by Peter Hone (House&Garden), A fairground crown (Livingetc).  

  • 19 October 2015

    Soundboards

    Go and tread the boards at the new Sonos Studio in Shoreditch – a great project that we were very pleased to have been involved with. Sonos are pioneers of smart wireless HiFi speakers and audio components. Their system unites your digital music collection in one app that you control from any device. Two weeks ago, in Shoreditch, they opened their second...