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Interior-general view of Dining Room of Curling Hall, now demolished

SC 702747

Description Interior-general view of Dining Room of Curling Hall, now demolished

Date 1893

Collection Bedford Lemere and Company

Catalogue Number SC 702747

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 64196

Scope and Content Dining Room, Curling Hall, Largs, North Ayrshire (latterly the Marine and Curlinghall Hotel and now demolished) Curling Hall, a large mansion overlooking the seafront at Largs, was built in 1812. In 1892 the house was extended by the architect, Thomas Graham Abercrombie, and refurbished by Wylie & Lochhead, Glasgow, for John Clark. Harry Bedford Lemere was commissioned to photograph the interior in 1893. This 17th-century style dining room has an elaborately panelled ceiling and dado, and a chimneypiece with a richly carved mirrored overmantel. On either side of the fireplace, doors with stained glass panels lead through to the conservatory. The room is lit by a pair of ornate brass electroliers. Harry Bedford Lemere's photograph provides an invaluable record, not only of the interior of a late 19th-century Scottish dining room, but also of the florist's art of elaborate table decoration and the formal dinner settings that were popular in wealthy middle-class households of the day. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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