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Patridge's Gallery

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, Westminster

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5111 / 51°30'39"N

Longitude: -0.1442 / 0°8'39"W

OS Eastings: 528879

OS Northings: 180762

OS Grid: TQ288807

Mapcode National: GBR CD.SH

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.G83Y

Entry Name: Patridge's Gallery

Listing Date: 5 February 1970

Last Amended: 21 November 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1224468

English Heritage Legacy ID: 420544

Location: Westminster, London, W1J

County: Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: West End

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St George, Hanover Square

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 2880 NE NEW BOND STREET, W1
(West side)
1900/69/118 Nos.144-146 (Consecutive)
(Partridge gallery-including
Nos. 10-12 BRUTON PLACE)

05/02/70 II

Commercial and gallery premises. 1912 by E A Rickards, of Lanchester and Rickards, for Colnaghi's to display fine art and antiques for sale. Sculpture by Poole. Portland ashlar, slate roof. Suave Franco-GermanBaroque style. Four storeys and steep 2 storey attic with dormers above cornice and workshop attic. Symmetrical design 6 windows wide. Rusticated flanking bays. Ground floor has porte-cochere with ornamental cast iron gates to right and to left entrance to upper floors, both surmounted by "mezzanine" openings; the centre 3 bays comprise shop front with marble pilaster frame and entablature and with concave splayed reveal panels into centre doorway. First floor sill course. First floor windows small wood casements with cornices and garland-consoles, tripartite group to centre with shaped pediment breaking up into blind pierced balustrade of second floor, the dies surmounted by sculpted half-urns and with sculptured figure to centre. The second and third floors of the central 4 bays are slightly recessed. Large coupled Doric consoles carry deep cornice and blocking course; corniced stone framed dormers, the centre one broader and segmental headed. Bruton Street elevation is modest stock brick structure of two storeys with two sash windows and shopfronts with cornices and glazed tiles. A particularly unusual internal feature is a system of metal and glazed fishscale ornamented grilles and mirrors in skylights reflecting light to control the humidity of the rooms. The rooms were designed in particular styles to reflect the styles of the fine art and antiques for sale with some genuine reused interior fittings. Front room has two pairs of partly fluted and partly reeded columns with acanthus capitals and pilasters to each side and leads to staircase with mahogany handrail. A series of rooms leading off from the corridor have variously a cornice of bucrania with swags and ovolo moulding, domed ceiling with painted pilasters, elaborate scrolls and shell ornament and and pilasters and fasces. Rear Dining Room has fine linenfold oak panelling with carved panels, stone four-centred arched fireplace, built-in bookcases with strapwork patterned fronts and roll-moulded spine beam. Adjoining room has marble Italian Gothic style fireplace, carved wooden pilasters, ceiling with panels of St Andrew's Cross and elaborate door with 8 gilded panels. Above these rooms is a picture gallery with deep cornice. First floor has Walnut Room with walnut panelling and plastered ceiling with shell motifs dated 1913 and initial C and Co for Colnaghi's and there are a number of marble fireplaces of C18 type. Further staircase with turned balusters and mahogany handrail. A rare early C20 gallery survival.

Listing NGR: TQ2887980762

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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