Mv Augustus Desk / Station.
Meticulously cared for and polished during their years serving the ‘Who’s Who’ of 50’s/60’s Italian society enjoying the ‘Lido Life’ on their way down to South America , and then coated, and re-coated, and re-coated withe the dreaded chinese lacquer during Her later re-incarnation.
So,all in all, the removal of these huge items (picture below was the day we lowered the furniture down the side!!) was no mean feat, the refurbishment was even tougher, importing and unloading them was a strain, but ‘wasn’t it worth it?!’
Although these pieces are for use by the crew these huge pieces of furniture had to blend into some of the most stylish interiors of the 20th Century featuring designs and working by most of Italy’s leading designer of the 50’s including Gio Ponti.
Therefore, this is a unique opportunity to own not only a stupendous piece of cabinetmaking but an item which oozes its colourful and fascinating provenance.
61cm depth x 350cm length x 99cm height
Please contact us for a freight quote , we have years of shipping the big and beautiful around the Globe.
In 2011 one of the last beautiful mid-century ocean liners was sadly scrapped in India, signalling the ‘end of of an era’ for us and ‘vintage ocean liner salvage’ in general. MV Augustus, built in Italy and launched in 1952, was not only the last of Her kind but also the last of a famous Italian fleet of ships that did the Italy to S.America run, the rest being torpedoed or scrapped’. She was incredibly well designed & built, inside and out, during the swan-song period of European ship-building. The best designers, craftsman and materials went into the construction of Her which is why so much of the original material onboard survived being sold on and re-fitted. We salvaged so many wonderful items from Her, the variety & quantity of which meant we were able to buy them at a rate low enough to be able to sell them at a price where the wonderful provenance is for free! ‘True to form’. To learn more about this ship please visit http://www.ssmaritime.com/augustus.htm