Category Archives: Architectural Salvage
22 March 2023
In our ceaseless trawling of the barns, attics, stables and out-houses of fusty institutions and country houses we get the opportunity to find and purchase the most extraordinary things. The year started with the discovery of a large stack of wooden panelling, thick with dust and leaning up in an old garage in the grounds...
15 March 2023
Salvaged from under the floorboards of the school hall at Eton, where it had lain for 88 years, LASSCO has acquired a spectacular stone fireplace: In 1935, faced with the dismantling of a huge stone fireplace in the Classical Museum at Eton College, the builders were clearly daunted. Even when disassembled into its component parts...
4 June 2020
On Monday 15th June 2020: LASSCO re-opens. During the Lockdown we haven’t stopped trading; our skeleton team has enjoyed making fantastic deals throughout the last few weeks, selling remotely via our website. The astute have grabbed glorious bargains in a Lockdown Clearance section of the website (it continues for now but don’t miss it). We...
13 May 2020
If there’s a recurring question from customers – agog at the glorious salvage crammed into the LASSCO shops and yards in Oxfordshire and London – it is “Where do you get all this stuff from?”. Another is “Who is going to buy that?”. The answer to the first is: “Take a seat – this is...
24 June 2019
Wavy, pink, white brass A LASSCO architectural salvage runner has revealed to us that he has in his possession a shining example of London’s Modernist past that was believed to be lost over a decade ago. The complete facade, excluding Swedish Black granite, made up Gainsborough and Everyman House. The reclaimed material in question...
19 February 2019
At LASSCO Three Pigeons we’ve had all kinds of fun this month salvaging “sectional bookcases” from the library of a Surrey-based Architectural Historian. Over the years, his library had got so out of control that the light-switch could only be reached by threading a broomstick through one of the many teetering mountains of architectural tomes....
28 November 2018
LASSCO bids a fond farewell to another big beast of the Victorian public house interior.
30 October 2018
The origins of LASSCO (The London Architectural Salvage & Supply Company) can be traced way back through “Geo. Amos & Son” – a cabinet makers in the East End – to sawyers at Spilmersford Mill on the Tyne in East Lothian in Georgian times. It was in the 1970’s that Adrian Amos saw the opportunity...
26 March 2018
Please find below the opening hours for the three LASSCO shops – and associated restaurants and market – over the Easter holiday weekend 2018. With the exception of Good Friday, at least one of the shops is open on each day and, if we can help with each others’ enquiries we always will – so...
12 March 2018
Sir William McAlpine, 6th Baronet, grandson of Sir Robert McAlpine, 1st Baronet “Concrete Bob” [1847 – 1934] , and Director of the great British construction firm that bears his grandfather’s name, died at the age of 82 last week. Bill, unsurprisingly, given his civil engineering experience was more a hands-on practical man than the nabob...
8 March 2018
LASSCO has salvaged a large stock of Edwardian Baltic Pine from a site with a history stretching back to 200 A.D.
11 September 2017
No salvage or reclamation firm in the Kingdom has as wide a selection of solid, practicable, serviceable historic and reclaimed Baltic Pine floorboards as LASSCO. If you were to enter into almost any building, commercial, public or domestic, built in Britain between the beginning of the Eighteenth Century and the end of the Last War and looked...