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  • 13 October 2015

    The Vermiculated Rustications of Bedford Square

    We are delighted to be able to now offer for sale accurate castings of the landmark door surrounds of Bedford Square. They have been carefully cast by our resident Master Plaster Caster, Mr Peter Hone, from one of the Georgian originals in New Cavendish Street. (Available here ). In summarising the story behind the striking door surrounds of Bedford...

  • 19 September 2015

    LASSCO and The London Design Festival,

    ‘LASSCO Works’ presented by LASSCO Ropewalk – a photographic exhibition of interiors created by LASSCO customers, 2012 -2105, as part of the London Design Festival 2015.  On now until Sunday, 27th September.   ‘What makes this especially interesting’, to quote Thornton Kay of SALVO, ‘is that most of the stock not only looks reclaimed and...

  • 17 September 2015

    Annie Sloan Paint: Now Stocked

    We are extremely pleased to announce that LASSCO is now a stockist of Annie Sloan paint. We have greatly enjoyed using her fabulous Chalk Paint product in many applications in the past – whether for restorations or room sets. Our customers already know the paint well – it is always being discussed in the shop. For...

  • 28 August 2015

    Picture House of the Lord

    The Archway Central Hall was the last of the great Methodist Central Halls to be built in London, when it replaced a more modest chapel of 1873. The building was designed by George E and K G Withers in a limited competition and built in 1933-4 by C P Roberts and Company Limited (builders of Islington Central Library)....

  • 25 August 2015

    St Olave’s Grammar School Reclaimed

    St Olave’s Grammar school has occupied a number of significant sites in its four hundred odd year history on the south bank of the London River. Most notable among these is the still extant 1895 building adjacent to Tower Bridge, designed in the Queen Anne Revival style by E.W. Mountford (Old Bailey, Sheffield and Northampton Town Halls)....

  • 28 July 2015

    Jewellery – War In Pieces

    LASSCO has managed to save from the scrap-yard furnace a dazzling trove of brass medals, buttons, badges, diverse militaria and heraldic emblems of all kinds, which we have hand-crafted into a striking range of jewellery and accessories.   Originally modelled in London and Birmingham by J.R. Gaunt & Son, “metalworkers to the King, established 200...

  • 27 July 2015

    “Architectural Salvage” by Will Self

    Will Self has just published a short story entitled “Architectural Salvage” in the “Weekend Magazine” – Saturday Guardian. The setting seems familiar!:     “…at least the venue was appropriate: Lettice had hired out the long, dusty salon that formed the first-storey salesroom of an upmarket architectural salvage business. It was here young and upwardly-mobile...

  • 13 July 2015

    Brunswick House Wedding Venue

    Getting hitched?  Looking for an alternative wedding reception venue?  Look no further!  Brunswick House is featured in this blog with great pics:   http://mattbadenoch.com/london-wedding-venue-brunswick-house/  

  • 18 June 2015

    Westminster Bridge For Sale

    LASSCO is delighted to offer for sale the original Victorian Westminster Bridge that was removed during the extensive restoration works carried out in 1997 – the first time that an historic London river crossing has been offered on the open market since John Rennie’s Portland stone London Bridge of 1831 was sold by The Corporation of London...

  • 16 June 2015

    Commemorating Our Duke

    Essentially our business is dealing in ‘history’. It’s debatable whether it’s usually history with a Big ‘H’ or history with a small ‘h’. Today, 16th June 2015,  LASSCO at Brunswick House is touched by Big History. It marks the 200th anniversary of the death at the Battle of Quatre Bras of Frederick William, Duke of...

  • 8 June 2015

    LASSCO in the Press,

    Here’s a selection of where you can see LASSCO in the press this week:  A new interiors story ‘Mineral Hues’ out in the July issue of Homes and Gardens shot by Sarah Maingot & styled by Twig Hutchinson who puts our blue enamel pendant lights to great use.  A  wedding dress fashion shoot in Asiana magazine’s Summer issue which...

  • 8 June 2015

    The London Festival of Architecture comes to Brunswick House 16th June 2015

    Nine Elms on The South Bank will be hosting a panel discussion at Brunswick House on Tuesday 16th June 2015. 6pm – 8pm. Panelists include Adrian Amos (LASSCO) alongside Councillor Ravi Govindia  (Wandsworth Council), Sandra Roebuck ( Lambeth Council), Pam Alexander (Covent Garden Marketing Authority), John Bushell (Kohn Pederson Fox Associates), David Twohig (Battersea Power...