When scouring the European countries for Architectural Salvage, a wealth of rich history leaves the mind open to possibility. Shoppers will find Europe’s treasures in several countries and various conditions. From the historical to the antique or vintage, these countries provide a wealth of salvage the designer can choose.
With a treasure trove of years and years of salvage to sort through, the collectors looking through Europe’s treasures have a keen eye for pieces that will delight the soul and offer nostalgia and beauty. Here is a list a Salvage Market specialist might carry to search out.
These are only a few resources available to designers to make one of a kind décor. Furthermore, there are five predominant countries from which to choose salvage as well as antiques.
With such a broad scope and diverse history of people, each country adds a new flavor to the antique world. Let’s briefly explore the individual countries to determine the vast differences and similarities in antiques from each.
Italian design is vast and ornate. Wall hangings of maps and mosaics from Italy are trendy. Handmade tassels are a large part of Italian handiwork. With gold laid vintage chairs to Baroque Throne Chairs, furniture is a big part of the antique market. Of course, we cannot forget to mention the Italian pottery made with bright colors and ornate patterns.
Spain’s antique treasures include design elements such as ceramic tiles, full mosaics, and beautiful ceramics. Sunburst mirrors of all metals were immensely popular in Mid-20th Century Spain. Perhaps the greatest concentration is in the realm of Catholic or Christian relics. Pieces depicting Jesus from a baby in the manger to crucifixes adorned many of the Spanish homes.
The textiles of the French are quite lovely and valuable to collectors. French handmade lace and fabrics are stunning work of art to display on or with your French bistro set. Antique vases and exquisite china survive years just for the collector. Undoubtedly, Louis the XIII furniture is iconic as well as valuable. In fact, all Louis’ left their mark on furniture design.
Miniatures, dolls, and the famous Hummel make up the vast majority of what people conceive of German antiques. Locating a real antique beer stein is a good day for the curator. You’d be remiss if you didn’t mention the clocks of Germany. Whether it is a bell top clock, a beautiful pocket watch, or a well-preserved German Cuckoo clock, you have a precious find.
Books, coins, cameras, and top hats are among the various treasures you can find in the UK. Actual antique British Toy Soldiers would make a procurer’s day to locate. English silver work is especially prevalent in the UK; silverware and trays are quite the find.
Surely you have heard of the barn door design trend in the US. Barn doors from all countries, whether ornate or simple, are all the rage. These pieces were actually barn doors, or old church doors recently turned into a sliding design element in American style. Whatever your interior design flair, there is a “barn door” accent for your home, just waiting for your creative touch.
Europe is full of some of the world’s oldest antiques, salvage, and historical relics. That is why the folks at Tampa Bay Salvage love to peruse the markets and ship in unique items for your home. There is much to be found, from the simple to the gaudy, they can locate the perfect find for your individual taste.
What’s more, you don’t need to travel and search the world. Tampa Bay Salvage has that covered. Please stop by our Salvage Market any time to see what’s on the floor. With new shipments all the time, we are an ever changing shop just waiting for you to pick the piece you have been wanting.
So, come by Tampa Bay Salvage, see what we are offering today, and then talk to our buyers about what you may be searching out.