The 69 Brook Street Trust
The 69 Brook Street Trust, registered charity, No. 1124111, founded in 2008 seeks to promote thepreservation, maintenance and repair of the interiors of the astonishing public rooms at number 69 and 71 Brook Street, which form one of the finest complete sets of interiors in London.
The interiors, installed in 1892, are an extraordinary manifestation of the fashion for decorative art in the grand French style. Architects and craftsmen from Paris were employed at enormous cost to transform and extend the principal rooms with dazzling effect. The tiling of the very extensive basement walls with rare handmade tiles from France is a remarkable example of how no cost was spared in the creation of this magnificent town house. After commissioning detailed research into the decorative history of the rooms the Trust has supported the Savile Club, the current tenants of the building, in a prolonged programme of restorative projects. Work has included restoration of the marble floors, damaged fireplaces, the exquisite staircase from the entrance to the first floor rooms, gilding of the first floor rooms, the dining room ceiling (now used as the main bar room by the Savile Club) and the room on the ground floor, once the supper room for the ball room above it, now a drawing room.
Regular Tours of the public rooms are conducted by the Savile Club and anyone wishing to arrange one should contact Julian Malone-Lee at the club, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Trust relies on donations and these are gratefully received, the Savile Club kindly collects these for the trust