A rare chance to own a piece of Liberty’s iconic architectural history
Liberty is collaborating with Salvo to support its mission to rehome walnut, oak, and mahogany woodwork –
FOR SALE 1920s heritage staircases and panelled entrance hall
Shoppers on Regent Street © Liberty.
Carefully deconstructed from three floors of the listed building – now known as Liberty House on Regent Street – view Liberty’s heritage woodwork for sale on Salvo, the destination for reuse
Reusing timber for more than 100 years, Liberty is making sure it stays true to its sustainability path for the future. Reclaiming the heritage woodwork for a second life is part of this tradition
Reusing the Liberty woodwork would save around 26tCO2e,
equivalent to a third of a new house
“Salvo’s Truly Reclaimed label ensures that an item is genuinely reclaimed, antique or salvaged, and therefore offers a genuine reduction in carbon emissions. In essence, the products will have had a past life and reuse will allow them to have a future life.” commented Sara Morel, CEO Salvo
The rescue mission chimes with adventurous founder Arthur Lasenby Liberty, who pioneered reuse with his personal vision and the construction of his London emporium. The Tudor Building was made from reclaimed timbers from two ancient ‘three-decker’ battleships. Records show more than 24,000 cubic feet of ships’ timbers were used, including their decks now being the shop flooring.
Discover the history
1922 - 1925
The mock Tudor building on Great Marlborough Street and the larger Beaux Arts classical building, on Regent Street, were built to the designs of Edwin Thomas Hall and his son Edwin Stanley between 1922 and 1925
The builders were Higgs and Hill. Founded in 1874, they constructed some of London's major buildings including the Tate Gallery and Victoria Station. The photo below shows the Liberty workshop during the construction. The craftsmen's meticulous work, informed by the Arts and Crafts ethos of quality and truth to materials, was renowned for capturing a quintessential feeling of individuality
The newly completed Liberty & Co store is where demand for their fabrics grew and it quickly became the shopping destination of choice
Staircases in situ in the seventies. During this time, the Liberty print revival culminated in print designs for couturiers such as Yves Saint Laurent
Photographs of the staircases and panelling in situ prior to the careful deconstruction c 1998 - 2001
2001 - 2023
The heritage staircases and panelled entrance hall with architectural plans ready for reuse
Images left to right: General view of Liberty House frieze during the building courtesy Westminster City Archives ref 788/119. Liberty & Co workshop during the building courtesy Westminster City Archives ref 788/128. Liberty fabric block printing © Liberty. Window display & interior with staircase captured, 1976 © Liberty. Staircases & panelling in situ, 1998 © Liberty. Heritage woodwork in storage, 2023 © Salvo
Staircases & panelling in situ
Get in touch with Salvo to make an offer and receive further details
The woodwork includes two staircases, a panelled entrance hall and decorative walnut column casings. The buyer’s pack contains details, plan and elevation drawings, photographs and inventory list of 34 crates, and hundreds of items
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