Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Lansdowne House in Berkeley Square

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Lansdowne House 1811

Loretta reports:

By now everybody’s aware of my fascination with lost architecture. Unlike Northumberland House, Lansdowne House isn’t completely lost. A still-impressive piece of it remains in Berkeley Square, as the home of the Lansdowne Club,*
from 1818 London map 
and a drawing room is in the Lloyd’s Building. Other pieces (of the interior) are scattered hither and yon, including another drawing room, now in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and a dining room in NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

You can learn a great deal more about the house, its contents, and where they’ve gone, here at the DiCamillo Companion site.

*Visiting the club’s site will reward you with a history and some lovely old and new, mainly interior, photos of the building, including some fine Art Deco work from the 1930s.
Lansdowne House description
Note: “It was from its inception the only private members club in London where ladies had equal standing with men as they still do.”

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