Library

Sir Charles Allom and Thomas Hastings collaborated once again to design the Library, meant to evoke a grand 18th-century English interior. Against oak-paneled walls Abraham Miller carved the lime wood floral garlands that decorate the Library’s chimneypiece. This room features an array of paintings from the British school. Custom bookshelves, intentionally designed low, ensure that the paintings and other art objects command pride of place.

Archival Photographs

  • photo of library room with short bookcases, chairs, paintings, chandelier, circa 1927

    Library, 1927

  • photo of library room with short bookcases chairs, desks, circa 1927

    Library, 1927

  • photo of library room with paintings, plush chairs, chandelier, short bookcases, fireplace, circa 1927

    Library, 1927

  • photo of library room with short bookcases, chairs, couch, paintings, circa 1927

    Library, 1927

  • photo of library room with plush chairs, chandeliers, paintings, short bookcases, circa 1927

    Library, 1927

  • photo of library room with short bookcases, paintings, chairs, chandeliers, circa 1927

    Library, 1927

  • photo of library room with all furniture, tables, chandeliers covered in white protective material, circa 1933

    Library during construction of The Frick Collection, 1933

  • photo of library room with plush chairs, paintings, short bookcases, chandeliers, circa 1935

    Library, 1935

  • photo of library room with short bookcases, chandelier, paintings, fireplace, circa 1938

    Library, 1938

  • photo of library room with paintings, short bookcases, chandelier, and couch, circa 1942

    Library, 1942

  • photo of library room with paintings and short bookcases, circa 1942

    Library, 1942

  • photo of library room with short bookcases, designed curtains, paintings, circa 1942

    Library, 1942

  • photo of library room with short bookcases, paintings, fireplace, circa 1942

    Library, southeast corner, 1942

  • photo of library room with short bookcases, roped off sections, paintings, circa 1942

    Library, northeast corner, 1942

  • photo of room with painting over fireplace flanked by chairs and bookcases, circa 1945

    Library, 1945

  • photo of library with paintings, desk, bookcases, circa 1947

    Library, 1947