Looking up towards the dome of the old Conservative Club

Looking up towards the dome of the old Conservative Club. Sydney Smirke and George Basevi, 1843-45. 74 St James's Street, London SW1. Photograph and text 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.]

A domed skylight allows light into the saloon even on a grey day, to be reflected by the large mirrors, and to shine off the vast amount of gilding.

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