15 Vale Avenue (now The Vale), Chelsea, London: wall decorations and embroidered chairs in the dining room

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RIBApix ref no RIBA52421
Architect/DesignerBell, Vanessa (1879-1961)
Grant, Duncan (1885-1978)
Artist/PhotographerDell & Wainwright
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1920
Image Date1931
Library ReferenceDWN1130
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The house was built for the American artist Ethel Sands in 1914. The mosaic decoration in the hall was Boris Anrep's first major commission (1917). Sands commissioned her friend Walter Sickert to decorate her dining room but this commission was never fulfilled and eventually Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant decorated the room.

Subject tags

artists' houses & studios, interior decoration, seating, dining rooms, wall paintings