Category Archives: Historic london
11 November 2020
We study the interiors of Eltham Palace to seek out the method behind the elusive genius of Peter Malacrita and invite our customers to 'take the look home'.
13 May 2019
As so often here at Brunswick House, an upcoming event of ineffable modernity reminds us of things past – usually more decorous.
28 November 2018
LASSCO bids a fond farewell to another big beast of the Victorian public house interior.
12 April 2017
A recent LASSCO supplied restoration of a C17th townhouse in the West End of London demonstrates that integrity of materials combined with an eye to improvement are the key ingredients in the enhancement and restoration of ancient buildings. Much like a piece of antique furniture, once wooden floors reach a certain age they all have an inherent...
25 May 2016
Pigeon Post: News from LASSCO Three Pigeons The final room of the recent Historic England Exhibition “Out There – Post War Public Art” at Somerset House ended with a mournful list of notable public sculpture that has, to date, been “Sold, Lost, Destroyed or Stolen”. This was a rather down-beat end to a show that had...
27 October 2015
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).
13 October 2015
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...
18 June 2015
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...