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Antique East London Shop Roller Shutter

S/N:01080817

19th Century

  • £1,200.00
  • €1,438 Euro
  • $1,599 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Victorian wooden shop roller shutter with aged green surface patternation and unfinished wood to the reverse from Vicarage Lane in Stratford, East London.

This wooden roller shutter is a magnificent piece of British social history, showcasing London as part of the 'nation of shopkeepers'.

The regeneration scheme of this part of east London means that increasing numbers of historic buildings are being repurposed and altered. This sign was recently exposed and successfully removed in one.

An outstanding one-of-a-kind decorative feature for a range of interior or exterior projects for domestic or commercial uses.

This shutter could be reinstated as a working roller shutter with a new mechanism, or used simply as decorative cladding or screening.

Photographed standing on its outer edge illustrates how this former shop roller shutter can be re purposed to create a unique and dividing screen / partition.

Dimensions: 248cm W x 266cm H (with slats running horizontally)

Dimensions: 

  • H: 266cm (104.72in)
  • W: 248cm (97.64in)

Period: 

19th Century

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Jason and Nadine Davies are the owners of The Architectural Forum Ltd, which was established in 1988 and has since strived to offer the best architectural salvage at a very competitive price. We are proud to offer honest, friendly advice and assistance, whatever you may be looking for.

At The Architectural Forum, we are very conscious of the importance of reclaiming and salvaging, and the positive impact on our global resources and environment. We believe it is imperative to reclaim, refurbish and re-use as much as possible, as this puts less pressure on resources and stops the items simply going to landfill. With our emphasis on refurbishing and restoring, we are proud to be preserving the valuable skills of yesteryear, and giving antique items a second life and a chance to be appreciated by future generations.

On the surface, the process of salvaging parts from an old building can seem relatively straightforward, but it is often a very challenging and pressured task, full of complications! Once onsite, Jason and the team often have very little time to recognise and remove the key pieces that are of salvageable and saleable condition. Sometimes, as beautiful and historically interesting as they may be, pieces cannot be saved as they would take far too long to restore, or take too much room in storage.

Once the salvage is removed, they are taken to one of our premises for restoration. Restoration and refurbishment of all iron items, including cast iron fireplace inserts, fixtures and fittings, and cast iron radiators, is done at our Southgate Road workshop. Reclaimed stonework is repaired by Architectural Forum's in-house mason. Wooden items are repaired and re-polished, and some may be repurposed or re-crafted into a new item. Old, redundant, Victorian window frames, for example, are up-cycled into charming, large mirrors by glazing them with new mirror glass.

Architectural Forum also has a network of specialist craftspeople who can assist in the restoration of other items, for instance, replacing broken globe lanterns in early Victorian street lamps.

We have been involved in some pretty spectacular salvage jobs, including removals from the British Museum, Tate Britain, the Tower of London and several prestigious London houses. Jason, along with Ted, from our sister company V&V Reclamation, took part in the salvaging of architectural pieces from the Baltic Exchange which is now home to the Gherkin. This turned out to be the largest salvage of any building in Europe since the original London Bridge was sold to Arizona in 1967!

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