Coffered ceiling in the Grand Locarno Conference Room. Foreign Office, Whitehall. Sir George Gilbert Scott. 1861-68. Photograph and text 2006 by Jacqueline Banerjee. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.]

During renovation, plasterboard was stripped to reveal "the coffered ceiling, pilasters crowned with Corinthian capitals, and quadrants supporting gilded iron beams. Circular majolica plaques bearing the national arms or emblems of twenty countries further ornament these quadrants, and the original stencilled design has been reinstated on the walls" (8).


The Foreign and Commonwealth Office: History, supplied by the Office on London's Open Day, 17 September 2006.

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