RMS Olympic was the first of the three ‘Olympic Class’ liners to be built and identical in almost every detail to her sister RMS Titanic. Designed & built in Belfast by Harland & Wolff in 1911, Olympic served for 25 years and was affectionately known as “Old Reliable”.
Following her retirement in 1934, Olympic was sold for scrap and after her dismantling by Thomas Ward & Co in Jarrow, Newcastle-Upon -Tyne, a 10 day dispersal sale was held and a large quantity of her fixtures & fittings were fitted into a factory in the North-East of England. The factory was stripped out in 2004 and most of the artifacts sold off.
This panel is one of those artifacts, fitted into a specific area in the paintworks offices and an extremely rare piece of panelling, made of polished walnut and sized 25.5" x 10.75" (65cm x 27cm) so perfect for framing or wall-mounting.
A rare opportunity to acquire a panel of this size and type and a superb investment opportunity.