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Interior-general view of meeting room with large tables and monogrammed chairs Digital image of B 64057

SC 694719

Description Interior-general view of meeting room with large tables and monogrammed chairs Digital image of B 64057

Date c. 1890

Collection Bedford Lemere and Company

Catalogue Number SC 694719

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 64057

Scope and Content Council Chamber, the City Chambers, No 80 George Square, Glasgow, from the north Glasgow City Chambers, the headquarters of the City Council, were designed in a grandiose style by William Young as a statement of civic pride and prosperity. The magnificent council chamber was photographed in c.1890 by Harry Bedford Lemere. The chamber, decorated in Spanish mahogany, has a deep frieze of Tynecastle Tapestry and a richly coloured and gilded ceiling. The councillors' chairs are arranged around the Lord Provost's seat, an elaborately carved chair gifted by Queen Victoria. Behind the councillors' seats is a shallow apse nicknamed the 'bed recess' after an architectural feature of old Glasgow tenements. It has seating for council officials at floor level, and a small gallery above for the public and the press. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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