Featured Dealer: Guilded Salvage
A Minneapolis salvager on a mission to generate greater appreciation for the craftsmanship and patina of old house parts
Guilded Salvage Antiques is a real "mom and pop" shop. Scott Rogers and I work directly with contractors and homeowners to obtain salvage rights to local houses, churches, and schools that are slated for demolition. Most of these places were built between 1880 and 1940.
We are both very hands-on, but Scott does most of the removal of kitchen cupboards, claw foot bathtubs, doors, and light fixtures. Then together, we re-assemble, clean, and display the pieces to sell in the 1890s former lumber mill that we just moved into in north Minneapolis. Previously, we had a shop for nine years in the northeast part of the city.
We're known for our lighting and hardware—which we can restore upon request. Our clients also appreciate our help in finding an original match to the unusual or unique architectural pieces that they have in their old houses. But the thing we get the biggest kick out of is seeing when an obsolete, but interesting, piece becomes art or gets re-configured for a completely different purpose. We encourage anything that gets people to appreciate these old house parts and keep them out of the landfills.
We have a number of thumb-latch sets ranging from Victorian-era to Tudor and Mission styles from the 20's and 30's. They range in price from $100 to $300.
We sell complete knob and plate sets from as early as 1910.
Expect to pay between $35 and $45 per set.
We carry a wide range of front doors in various styles from the 1880s to the 1940s. They cost between $70 and $325 each
The oval-shaped brass drawer pulls are $12 each. And the 1940s plastic kitchen handles, which come in several different colors, are $4 each
This 700-pound China tub is much heavier than cast iron claw foots. It's also more expensive at $4,500.
Here we are at work. In addition to selling architectural salvage, we share restoration techniques and resources with our customers.
We couldn't help but snap this shot of the entry area to Guilded Salvage's old store. Sometimes the sun creates the best atmosphere!