The old Conservative Club, London

Corinthian columns and frieze by an interior door (detail)

Sydney Smirke and George Basevi


The old Conservative Club

St James's Street, London

The columns here are of rich Siena marble (Watkin), and the cornice is wonderfully varied and intricate, with geometric pattering of different designs in each of its rows.

Photograph and text 2008 by Jacqueline Banerjee

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