D Deck Candelabra Artifact/ Recovered?

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robert warren

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Totally agree! I've often said that historic objects and architecture are like human lives. Once they're gone, that's the end. Finito, no more,no getting them back. All you have left are memories and pictures in dusty old books and albums. That being said when the Albion paintworks was dismantled, historic interest, revivals and preservation were in their early years.In 1980s America, there was a massive interest in Victorian and turn of the century everything that had been going on for the previous decade or so. I don't know how big it was in Europe at that time. If the Albion paintworks had been dismantled today or within the last dozen years or so , these items more likely would have been more revered and not so carelessly tossed away with a wave of the hand.
 
JJAstorII

JJAstorII

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I'm obsessed with my items. I have a 2nd class pillar from the dining room and several dishes from the 1st class dining room. Also, I have a wall panel from the grand staircase and several pieces of trim. I spray them with special (and expensive!) antique wood oil at least once, if not twice, a week to prevent them from drying or cracking. Plus, I like the way freshly polished wood looks haha.
 
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