Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Above: Part of the Temple Bar lodge which stood alongside the now relocated Temple Bar, used by monarchs for their entry to the City of London - one of the lots at the Extreme Architecture auction
Chilham, Kent UK - AUCTION: EXTREME ARCHITECTURE, KENT. Humberts will auction on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th September 2007 the entire stock of architectural salvage, restoration materials, garden statuary and antique furniture of Extreme Architecture.
This year Dennis Buggins of Extreme Architecture sold London's old Baltic Exchange to Estonia for £800,000 (via a free ad on SalvoWEB.com), and it has now been shipped to Tallinn where it is to be rebuilt. Now he is hoping to sell the rest of his fabulous collection.
At the forthcoming auction sale Mr Buggins is seeking some slightly less ambitious reclaimers interested in a other prime British architectural heritage which features among the auction's star lots, namely the dismantled Christopher Wren Lodge from Temple Bar (see photo above), circa 1730, the dismantled Royal Box from Ascot race course designed by Sir Albert Richardson, and the portico from the Lloyds of London building. (See more here)
Keeping abreast of the hitech noughties, Extreme Architecture has enabled live online internet bidding at this auction (courtesy of the Daily Mail Group's Bidmaster software).
SalvoSITE: Humberts auctioneers including the online catalogue link
Above: Elements from the Lloyd's building portico laid out for the sale. The Lutine bell is seen carbved on the capital.
Above: Parts of the Royal Box from Ascot at the sale, with a photo prior to dismantling.
Above: Some of the elements from Temple Bar lodge (the whole lodge is for sale as one lot at the forthcoming auction). See photo at the start of this post for a view prior to its dismantling