Olympic Restaurant House appeal to visitors


Appealing to all those who visited the House in Southport that had the Olympic's Restaurant before it was sold. Do you remember seeing any of these items (apart from the panelling, obviously!)?

If you have any photos of the house or the Marquis of Granby Hotel, then I would like to hear from you.

Items are:

Location LOUNGE
A set of eight ornamental ormolu circular electroliers with shaped cut and engraved glass panels

Location PANTRY ADJOINING LOUNGE.
A mahogany cupboard, with panelled door and pewter and brass tray top, 2 ft. 6, a ditto with two doors, 3 ft. 9, a mahogany erection with similar top, 11 ft 3, and the match board enclosure at end

Location CABIN No. B83.
Four electric ceiling lights, with cut-glass and ormolu shades

Location DOCTOR'S ROOM
A cane and wicker easy-chair, with loose cushion in crimson rep, and a cane circular easy-chair

Location RECEPTION ROOM
Eight pierced ormolu octagonal electric top lights, with moulded glass bowl shades

Location RECEPTION ROOM
A pair of unframed bevelled mirror panels with glass studs, plates 58 in. by 14 1/2 in., and a walnut framed dining table, on reeded tapering legs, 2 ft. 9 by 2 ft. 3, with fiddle and cloth cover

Location FIRST CLASS DINING ROOM.
Twenty-four ormolu electric top lights, with moulded glass hexagonal shades

Location FIRST CLASS DINING ROOM.
Twenty-four ormolu electric top lights, with moulded glass hexagonal shades

Location FIRST CLASS DINING ROOM.
A French walnut circular table, on reeded and tapered legs, 3 ft. 5 diam., and a ditto, 3 ft. 1 diam.

Location CABINS Nos. D60, D62, D66, D69, D70 AND D72.
Two mahogany chests of four long drawers, 3 ft. wide, and a wardrobe fitment

Location " A " DECK GALLERY.
Four gilt metal ceiling lights, with cut-glass bowls, 8 in. diam. (Starboard Lobby)

Location " A " DECK GALLERY.
A pair of Louis XV style carved walnut hergeres, with cane panels and cushions

Location THIRD CLASS OAK STAIRCASE.
Four large brass bound oak plant tubs and liners, and two oak jardiniere tables and metal liners (" A" and " B' landings)

Location FIRST CLASS RESTAURANT.
THE MAGNIFICENT FRENCH WALNUT AND CARVED GILT PANELLING, with leaf and ribbon ornamentation, carved, reeded and ribbon pillar casings with gilt capitals and reeded, panelled and gilt casings to cross members, the panelling includes the transverse partitions with oval open- ings two of which are glazed, and the walls have numerous arched-top nine-mirror panels, on the Port side are fitted nine nine-panelled unglazed window frames, leading to the kitchen there is a pair of mirror panelled arched-top doors with ormolu fittings on the lift side of which is an enclosure, measuring 4 ft. 9 by 6 ft. by 4 ft. 9, with door with oval glazed panel, slope-top desk with two drawers and numerous pigeon holes, on the right of doors to kitchen is a carved and panelled return ends counter en suite, fitted numerous drawers with ormolu fittings, and panelled door, having veined marble top, measuring about 23 ft. by 6 ft. On the Starboard side of room is an arch to Reception Room, with glazed panels at sides, an erection of folding glazed four-panelled revolving doors, with brass fittings, patent draught excluders, and then mahogany surrounds, a pair of curved, glazed sliding doors to cocktail bar, with ormolu mounts, and the ornamental metal window frames facing cocktail bar (excluding the outside glazed window frames), also pierced brass pipe casing where fitted at deck level, and the painted panelled ceiling, with floral and ribbon decoration in relief, overall measurement 74 ft. by 48 ft. by 8 ft.

Stuart
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Eric Sauder

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Stuart:

Just a few of the fittings you listed were located in the Norton's flat the couple of times Ken Marschall and I visited.

Only three of the hexagonal Reception/Dining Room light fixtures were installed. They are presently in Ken M.'s collection.

If I recall correctly, both of the mahogany wardrobes you mentioned were there, one in the laundry room and one in the smaller bedroom. I know we got photos of the cabin markings.

Only two of the four A-deck staircase lights were installed. They were in the flat's dining room. These are also in Ken's collection.

What I found most interesting is that the Norton's had two wardrobes from suites that aren't included in your list of items.

I also have a large number of photos of the inside of the flat. What exactly are you looking for?

Eric Sauder
 

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