The Red Lion public house, Duke of York Street, St James's, London: close-up of the decorated glass wall panelling
|Artist/Photographer||Galwey, Reginald Hugo de Burgh (1917-1971)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Decorative glass ; Inns, public houses ; Interior decoration ; Seating|
NOTES: This is an outstanding example of a Victorian Rococo pub or gin palace. The early gin palace depended on the blaze of naked gas light to dazzle and attract its customers, while the Victorian saloon bar employed decorated glass to soften the glare.
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