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Identifier: originalpictureo00felt
Title: The original Picture of London
Year: 1826 (1820s)
Authors: [Feltham, John] [from old catalog] Britton, John, 1771-1857
Publisher: London, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
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t room is a painting of George II. inhis Parliamentary robes, and views of Tournay and Lisle;and in the second is George III. in the robes of the Orderof the Garter, together with two fine paintings of the vic-tories achieved by Lord Howe, on the 1st of June 1794,and Lord Nelson, at Trafalgar, October 21st, 1805. The Presence Chamber^ or grand drawing-room, thoughfitted up in a style corresponding with the others, exceedsthem much in size and splendid decoration. Over the fire-place is a fulUlength portrait of his present majesty in hiscoronation robes, by Sir Thomas Lawrence ; and on eachside are paintings of the battles of Vittoriaand Waterloo.The sides of the room are decorated with plate glass; thecornices, mouldings, &c. are richly gilt, and the windowcurtains, of crimson satin, are tastefully trimmed with gold-coloured fringe and lace. The throne is extremely mag-nificent; it consists of a superb state chair surmounted bya canopy, he. composed chiefly k-^^ rich crimson Genoa

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iL-ii.yr nr ioini)h>ns CARLTON PALACE. 153 velvet, trimmed with gold lace: under the canopy is anembroidered star in gold. The ascent is by three steps,and there is a footstool to correspond with the chair. Be-hind this chamber is the King^s Closet and his Dressing-room. In the former, which is splendidly ornamented, hisMajesty gives audience to his ministers, the foreign am-bassadors, and the members of his own family. The old Ball-room has been recently new modelled up-on the French plan, and formed into a supper-room. Or-namental compartments of various kinds, richly gilt, diver-sify the walls; and from the ceiling five or-moulu lustres arependant. The fittings up and furniture are very elegant. The other parts of St. Jamess Palace are very irregularin their form, consisting chiefly of connecting courts. Se-lect portions were formerly in the occupation of theirRoyal Highnesses the Dukes of York and Clarence. Nearthe apartments of the former, is a handsome room calledthe Queens l

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Date: 2014-07-29 23:28:24

bookid:originalpictureo00felt bookyear:1826 bookdecade:1820 bookcentury:1800 bookauthor:_Feltham__John___from_old_catalog_ bookauthor:Britton__John__1771_1857 bookpublisher:London__Longman__Rees__Orme__Brown_and_Green bookcontributor:The_Library_of_Congress booksponsor:The_Library_of_Congress bookleafnumber:215 bookcollection:library_of_congress bookcollection:americana

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