A cast-iron columnar stove stands at the heart of the banking hall. Made specifically for the bank by Samuel Parker, 'Bronzist to his Late Majesty' (George III), it is decorated with Grecian-style friezes and surmounted by a three branch candelabrum. An underground flue connects the stove to the fireplace in the entrance hallway.
Samuel Parker was brother to the bank's architect. He created numerous commissions including bronze gates for Marble Arch and a balustrade for Buckingham Palace's Grand Staircase.
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