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View of drawing room

SC 702343

Description View of drawing room

Date c. 1900

Collection Bedford Lemere and Company

Catalogue Number SC 702343

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of E 21605

Scope and Content Drawing Room, Rothmar, High Askomil Road, Campbeltown, Argyll & Bute Rothmar, a large American-style house in an imposing site overlooking Campbeltown Loch, was designed in 1897 by the architect, John James Burnet, for the shipbuilder, William Broom. The architectural photographer, Harry Bedford Lemere, was commissioned to photograph the interior in 1900. This classic white room, with a panelled dado and unusual, slightly curved timber chimneypiece, has a coved ceiling with elegant plasterwork detailing. The room is lit by gas wall brackets with glass shades set above to soften the light, and curious extending reading lamps on either side of the fireplace. Throughout the Victorian period most houses were lit by candles, oil or gas. Although electric lighting was introduced in the late 1880s, installation tended to be expensive and confined to city areas or grander country houses able to generate their own electricity supply. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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