These brass 'swag' retaining straps were equally spaced along the 1st class corridors to adorn the large 'architrave' panels that covered pipes and electrical cables and as to be expected from an 'Olympic Class' liner, were highly decorative.
Following Olympic's strip-out at Jarrow on the Tyne in Northumberland, a 10 day auction saw literally thousands of items from the ship re-used and a large quantity was purchased for refitting into a paint factory in Haltwhistle, between Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and Carlisle.
The factory finally closed in 2004 and a dispersal sale of Olympic's fixtures & fittings once again took place and this is one of the items from that sale.
In excellent condition, it measures 19" long and 3" wide. These swags are highly prized by collectors worldwide and a guaranteed investment!