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Interior-general view of archway into small sitting room

SC 695374

Description Interior-general view of archway into small sitting room

Date 1890

Collection Bedford Lemere and Company

Catalogue Number SC 695374

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of BL 10099

Scope and Content Drawing Room, Seafield, Doonfoot Road, Ayr, South Ayrshire Seafield, Ayr, home of the engineer, Sir William Arrol, was built in 1888-9 by Robert A Bryden of the architectural firm, Clarke & Bell. Harry Bedford Lemere was commissioned to photograph the interior in 1890, shortly after the house was completed. The room has an arched fireplace alcove, flanked by Ionic-style pilasters, and decorated with a painted frieze of Classical figures. The elaborate overmantel has a central mirror and complicated array of mirrored shelves for displaying ornaments. The room, although grand, has a minimum display of bric-a-brac, and a simple arrangement of furniture, in sharp contrast with the earlier Victorian fashion of surfaces crowded with knick-knacks, and rooms crammed with furniture. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

Collection Hierarchy - Item Level

Collection Level (551 109) Records of Bedford Lemere and Company, photographers, London, England

Batch Level (551 109/14) Seafield, Ayr

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