Cast Architectural Detail from a Fireplace at 24 Portman Square, A Lost 18th Century Robert Adam Interior
Cold Cast Aluminium
13.9 cm high x 11.8 cm wide
An interesting wall plaque in the form of a cast fragment of a flower garland, taken from a lost 18th Century London interior. A label verso reads:-
Copy in Cold-Cast Aluminium
of a decorative motif on a
fireplace removed from
No.24 Portman Square, W.1.
(built circa 1775; demolished 1966)
24 Portman Square was originally designed by Robert Adam in the 1770's. It was demolished, like many other properties on Portman Square, in the 1960's. The building had various illustrious occupants during its time, including Thomas Robert Hay-Drummond, 11th Earl of Kinnoull (1785-1866); William Earle Lytton Bulwer (1799–1877); Augusta Hall, Lady Llanover (1802-1896) and Charlotte Louisa Hawkins Dempster (1835–1913).
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