Moving Rooms: The Trade in Architectural Salvages

Moving Rooms The Trade in Architectural Salvages Since at least Tudor times there have been architectural salvages panelling chimney pieces doorways or any fixtures and fittings might be removed from an old interior to be replaced by fashionable

  • Title: Moving Rooms: The Trade in Architectural Salvages
  • Author: JohnHarris
  • ISBN: 9780300124200
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Since at least Tudor times there have been architectural salvages panelling, chimney pieces, doorways, or any fixtures and fittings might be removed from an old interior to be replaced by fashionable ones Not surprisingly a trade developed and architects, builders, masons, and sculptors sought out these salvages By 1820 there was a growing profession of brokers anSince at least Tudor times there have been architectural salvages panelling, chimney pieces, doorways, or any fixtures and fittings might be removed from an old interior to be replaced by fashionable ones Not surprisingly a trade developed and architects, builders, masons, and sculptors sought out these salvages By 1820 there was a growing profession of brokers and dealers in London, and a century later antique shops were commonplace throughout England.This fascinating book documents the break up, sale, and re use of salvages in Britain and America, where the fashion for so called Period Rooms became a mainstay of the transatlantic trade Much appreciated by museum visitors, period rooms have become something of a scholarly embarrassment, as research reveals that many were assembled from a variety of sources One American embraced the trade as no other the larger than life William Randolph Hearst who purchased tens of thousands of architectural salvages between 1900 and 1935.

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