The Wonders of Architectural Salvage
The custom of collecting items of architectural salvage for display in stately homes was common during both the Victorian and Edwardian periods. Fixtures and fittings from other stately homes, abbeys and churches were popular. They displayed stunning craftsmanship and made already impressive houses look even more regal.
You can still pick up fascinating items from salvage yards and antique dealers today. It’s a custom continued by many owners of Victorian and Edwardian homes, who are interested in creating dramatic interiors in their own property and impressing their visitors too.