Baroda House, Kensington Palace Gardens, London: the library with barrel vaulted ceiling

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RIBApix ref no RIBA80797
Architect/DesignerCescinsky, Herbert (b. 1875)
Artist/PhotographerNewbery, Sydney W. (1894-1985)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1934
Image Date1937
ViewInterior
StyleNeo-Georgian
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceA222/40 (Newbery 90904)
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The stables at Baroda house, a 19th century building, were converted into a library in 1934 and a picture gallery added in 1935 by Herbert Cescinsky. Baroda House was the London home of Alfred Chester Beatty whose collection of mainly Oriental manuscripts, printed works and artefacts was kept there until its removal to Dublin in 1950.

Subject tags

houses, ceilings, libraries, conversion of buildings, vaulting, bookcases