Victorian London - Publications - History - The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896 - The Throne Room, Buckingham Palace

The Throne Room, Buckingham Palace - photograph


 As befits that part of the Queen's London residence where Her Majesty holds her "Drawing Rooms," the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace, although not large, is sumptuously decorated and furnished. It is situated in the east front and is sixty feet long. Its walls are hung with gold and crimson satin and velvet, the ceiling is richly carved and gilded, and the massive candelabra make their contribution to the general splendour. But the finest feature of the Throne Room is the marble frieze illustrating incidents in the Wars of the Roses, sculptured by Baily, after designs by Southard. The Queen's Throne, which gives its name to the apartment, is seen in our view surmounted by a canopy.