Interiors from RMS Mauretania

  • Type: Ornamental Finish

The RMS MAURETANIA was a luxurious transatlantic Ocean liner. Scrapped in 1934, many of the fittings from the vessel were salvaged, reinstalled as decorative interiors, placed in museums or private collections. The best and largest remains are probably at the Mauretania in Bristol, England. First floor retains the first-class Grand Saloon with French-style gilding. - AsNotedIn

Catalogue of the costly appointments, furnishings and panelling of the Mauretania: including settees and easy chairs in moquette and tapestry, sets of chairs in the Chippendale and Hepplewhite taste, dining and occasional tables, bookcases, cabinets, fine quality Wilton and Axminster carpets. Magnificent panelling of weathered oak, harewood, mahogany, walnut, &c., in the Francois 1er, Italian Renaissance and 18th century English styles. Costly appointments of the numerous cabins in mahogany, walnut, satinwood, maple and birch, marble and wood mantelpieces and columns, sanitary goods, equipment of ship's cuisine, fire appliances, ornamental electric light fittings, fans, navigating instruments, electric cranes and the life boats. Hampton & Sons are instructed to sell the above by auction aboard the vessel, in Southampton Docks &by permission of the Southern Railway Company), on Tuesday, May 14th, 1935, and 7 following days, at 11.30 o'clock each day. Private view &admission by catalogue only, price 5/-each), Thursday, May 9th; General view &admission by catalogue only, price 2/6 each), Friday, Saturday and Monday, May 10th, 11th and 13th, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm each day. Catalogues from the auctioneers, at their offices:--Branch offices: Wimbledon & Hampstead. 20, St James Square. London, SW 1. Telegrams: "Selanlet, Piccy, London." Telephone: Whitehall 6767 &9 lines). or from Cundard White Star Limited, Southhampton.



Google Ad

Timeline

Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1906/09/20 The Cunard Steamship Co, Ltd Owner RMS Mauretania is launched. She was designed by Leonard Peskett and built (with a government grant so she could be use as an armed auxiliary cruiser in case of war) by Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson in Wallsend for the British Cunard Line.
1907/11/16 Cap William Thomas Turner Captain Captain William Turner is placed in command of Mauretania on her maiden voyage, before returning to his regular vessel at that time, CARONIA.
1915/05/00 Mauretania carries troops to the Dardenelles during the Gallipoli campaign. Gallipoli Battlefields Eceabat, TR Gallipoli Campaign
1916/01/25 Mauretania finishes her duty as a troop hospital ship, treating soldiers wounded at Gallipoli. Gallipoli Battlefields Eceabat, TR Gallipoli Campaign
1919/05/06 Theodore Roosevelt III Health Theodore Roosevelt Jr, suffering from a machine gun wound in the leg, returns as a casualty from France to New York City aboard the MAURETANIA disembarking at the Cunard pier, North River, New York City. Pier 54, NYC New York City
1927/06/25 Nandor Fodor Life Amaira Iren and Nandor Fodor depart Cherbourg, France, aboard the RMS MAURETANIA.
1929/04/03 The Cunard Steamship Co, Ltd Owner At Cunard annual meeting, Thomas Royden makes the announcement that the question of new tonnage is one constantly in our minds. The Cunard Line begins plans to design a new pair of super ocean liners to replace the Mauritania, Aquitania and Berengaria. RMS QUEEN MARY Long Beach
1929/04/03 The Cunard Steamship Co, Ltd Owner At Cunard annual meeting, Thomas Royden makes the announcement that the question of new tonnage is one constantly in our minds. The Cunard Line begins plans to design a new pair of super ocean liners to replace the Mauritania, Aquitania and Berengaria. Cunard Building Liverpool
1935/05/00 Hampton and Sons, Auctioneers, 20 St James's Square, London, prepare for the sale of the appointments, equipment and panelling of the retired RMS MAURETANIA. 20 And 21, St James's Square Sw1 St James's Square
1935/05/14 Cunard White Star, Ltd Owner Furnishings and fittings from the RMS Mauretania are auctioned off by Hampton and Sons at the Southampton Docks, May 14th and the following 7 days. Gates No 8 And No 10 To The Western Docks Southampton
1935/07/01 At nightfall, the RMS Mauretania pulls away from Berth 108 of the "New Dock" in Southampton to be scrapped at Metal Industries shipbreakers, Rosyth. Gates No 8 And No 10 To The Western Docks Southampton
1938/00/00 Under the direction of W H Watkins, a rear extension is added to the Mauretania Public House in Bristol, the neon sign on the south wall and the fittings from the decommissioned RMS Mauretania are installed. The Mauretania Bristol
1940/00/00 Interiors from first class reading-writing room of the RMS MAURETANIA are installed in the boardroom at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath. Pinewood Studios Iver
1940/00/00 Oak paneling and other appointments from the RMS MAURETANIA are installed in various bars and restaurants, including the Oak Bar in Dame Street in Dublin, Ireland. The Oak Dublin
2023/00/00 LASSCO reclamation begins the year with the discovery of a large stack of wooden panelling on a country estate in Wiltshire that were made in 1905 for the RMS MAURETANIA.

Information »



Particulars for Interiors from RMS Mauretania:
Disposition Architectural Remnant
Area of Significance Art expression of creative skill and imagination such as painting or sculpture
Area of Design Decorative Arts
Art Attribute English Art
Boat Type Ocean Liner a large luxurious passenger ship of a type formerly used in regular service
Architecture Attribute Ornamental Finish architectural decorative design, typically wood, stone tile or plaster
Building Material Wood
Historic Use Work of Art



Shopping on Amazon

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Google Ad

Google Ad