Friday, October 05, 2007

Humberts sale of Extreme Architecture at Hurst Farm



Chilham, Caterbury UK Thursday 27th & Friday 28th September 2007

Up a windy path in the middle of nowhere in the pouring rain was the setting of the iconic sale of the entire stock of architectural salvage, restoration material, garden statuary, stoneware etc of Extreme Architecture.com together with the antiques and decorative furniture and effects from the residential property of Hurst Farm.

Everything had a price tag including the seats inside the marquee, the auctioneer motored through the 1249 lots, whilst the punters like vultures quickly snapped up each piece. Particular highlights included the Temple Bar Lodge which was once the main entrance into London and designed by Sir Christopher Wren. This sold for £26,000 to a UK private. The Royal Box at Ascot remained unsold, however the advertising created from this packed sale will perhaps help to sell it shortly. Dennis Buggins has already booked his stand for next year's Salvo fair to which he is planning to bring the Royal box and the Lloyd's Portico.


Above: Hurst Farm, selected bricks and tiles for auction


Above: The Lloyd's of London portico, an impressive Portland stone portico carved with the Lutine bell

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