1896 Print over 100 years old Mercers' Hall London

£65.95

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Antique print dated 1896.

The page is over 100 years old and in very good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm. Available also in a brown with gold pencil-line frame, your choice.  RL.281.

Entitled – Mercers’ Hall.

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Mercers’ Hall. – The Mercers are traced back by an eminent historian as early as 1172.

Hence this is the oldest of the City Guilds.

At the present time they are patrons of three livings, managers of several schools and hospitals, and possess a large number of exhibitions in the two Universities.

The chief entrance to this famous hall is in Ironmonger Lane.

The raised hall itself is supported by Doric columns, the space below being open on one side and forming an extensive piazza, at the extremity whereof is the chapel.

A high flight of stairs leads from this piazza to the hall, which is a very lofty apartment, handsomely wainscoted, and ornamented with Doric pilasters.

As may be judged from this view the Drawing-room of this Company is a very beautiful apartment.

It is decorated with rich carvings, the ceiling being embellished with two large paintings, surrounded by smaller ones.

If you buy an item and then see it relisted this is because we occasionally have more than one available, each page is
original and not a photocopy.


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