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  • 5 April 2007

    More4’s ‘Grand Designs: Trade Secrets’

    Did you catch us on 'Grand Designs: Trade Secrets' last night? (4th April) If not, then you can see us on More4's website at: www.channel4.com/more4/ – 'Grand Designs: Trade Secrets', 'Naomi's Guide…to architectural salvage'. Aside from some great pics of salvage and of Antoni Burakowski's superb home (decked out with salvage bought from LASSCO), our very own Francis Lee (design/sales consultant) gives you some...

  • 4 April 2007

    Easter Opening

    LASSCO Brunswick House, Vauxhall: Closed Good Friday, Sunday and Monday – Open Saturday 7th, 10am – 5pm. LASSCO Three Pigeons, Oxfordshire: Closed for the entire Easter weekend. LASSCO Ropewalk, Bermondsey: Closed Good Friday, Sunday and Monday – Open Saturday 7th, 10am – 5pm. All LASSCO sites will reopen for business as usual Tuesday 10th April....

  • 3 April 2007

    ACCEPTANCE TO TVADA

    LASSCO Three Pigeons  is the  newest member of the Thames Valley Antiques Dealers Association (TVADA) . TVADA was formed in 1989 to unite the antique dealers of The Thames Valley to help and support each other and to provide a more complete service for their customers.  TVADA has a worldwide web site with links and information on all...

  • 30 March 2007

    FAIRTRADE…?!

    LASSCO came across this letter in a local magazine written by the Director of the Wallingford Tea & Coffee Co. Ltd: Dear Sir, Re: Fairtrade I write with some concern about the proposal you published in the January magazine from Jane Mutisya to make Wallingford a Fair Trade Town. I work in the Tea and Coffee...

  • 22 March 2007

    “LASSCO Three Pigeons features in The Oxford Times 17th March 2007”

         

  • 20 March 2007

    Big Strong Boys…

    Francis and Nick in action carefully assembling one of our gorgeous display cabinets which feature in April's "World of Interiors" magazine. For full details search stock code 02488.

  • 8 February 2007

    BARGAIN OFFER!

    33% OFF RECLAIMED OAK PARQUET For a limited period only, LASSCO Flooring is offering 33% off 1000m² of reclaimed Oak Parquet. WAS £35 per m²; NOW £23.45 per m² (VAT not inc.) Salvaged from the former Home Office building, Horseferry House, in London, this oak parquet not only scrubs up wonderfully but it has an...

  • 5 February 2007

    The Death of the Duke of Brunswick

    The above image depicts the death of the Duke of Brunswick at the battle of Quatra Bras on June 15th, 1815.  An excerpt taken from Wellington's Dispatches, dated June 19th, 1815, reads as follows, "…His Royal Highness the Prince of Orange, the Duke of Brunswick, and Lieut. General Sir Thomas Picton (), who were engaged from the commencement of the...

  • 25 January 2007

    Robert Burns – A celebration!

    Amid his many works we came across this ballad on our very own Duke of Brunswick, and well, as its Burns Day today, we thought we'd paste it on our news page! On the Duke of Brunswick’s Breaking up his Camp and the defeat of the Austrian, by Dumourier, November 1792 A Tippling Ballad When Princes and...

  • 23 January 2007

    The Mad Duke

    History is littered with mad eccentrics but few more so than Charles Frederick August, Duke of Brunswick.  Indeed, if an award for eccentricity had ever existed, he would most certainly have been short-listed.   A ‘painted, bewigged Lothario, whose follies, eccentricities and diamonds made him the talk of Europe’ was how this mad Duke of...

  • 17 January 2007

    Burmese Teak Parquet from Basil Street Hotel, Knightsbridge

    ‘There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea’.  ~Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady   Alas this ‘ceremony’ is fast becoming a thing of the past with the once elegant Basil Street Hotel in Knightsbridge – that urbane reminder of our Edwardian past ...

  • 19 December 2006

    Explosive News!

    This somewhat unassuming plaque was once the ship badge of HMS Plym, vaporized in 1952 in Britain’s first atomic test.   A River-class anti-submarine frigate, HMS Plym (F271) was commissioned by the Royal Navy on 4th Feb 1943 and launched on May 16th of the same year. However, having survived the II World War, on 3rd October 1952,...