This stunning carved oak room panelling was reclaimed from the boardroom of the Vulcan Motor and Engineering Company of Crossens, Southport.
There is a large quantity of floor to ceiling panelling, as well as a carved fireplace, two panelled doors, and two window surrounds, all in excellent condition. The golden oak is wonderfully rich in colour, with a truly beautiful patina.
Oak panelling of this calibre is increasingly difficult to find, and this full room represents a rare opportunity to create an interior of unparalleled quality – ideal for a high end hotel, restaurant or private home.
We think that it is right for the panelling, doors and fireplaces to stay together, therefor they are to be sold as a job lot. Viewing is highly recommended in order to appreciate the beauty and scale of this panelling.
Price upon application.
Vulcan Motor and Engineering Co of Crossens, Southport made cars from 1902 until 1928 and commercial vehicles until 1953. Brothers Thomas and Joseph Hampson, trading as Vulcan Motor Manufacturing and Trading, built the first Vulcan car in 1902. During WW1, the factory concentrated on munitions. In 1916, the Hampson brothers left the company and it was reformed as Vulcan Motor Engineering. In 1918, the company bought Southport F.C. which was renamed Southport Vulcan — thus becoming the first football club to take a sponsor's name. In 1919, Harper Bean acquired 75% of the company and went into the British Motor Trading Corporation with the intention that Vulcan would be responsible for commercial vehicles. From 1930, production was solely of trucks and buses which had been made seriously since 1922. Brockhouse Engineering took over Vulcan in the mid-thirties and managed to keep production going until 1938, when the remains of the company was sold to Tilling-Stevens, a bus manufacturer of Maidstone, Kent, who in 1951 were taken over by the Rootes Group. Production finally finished in 1953.
The panelling will cover between 85 and 90 running feet, and is 9 feet high.
If you need any further information, please contact Ben or Martin on 01829 760288 / 07584 046770.