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

RIBApix ref no RIBA52419
Architect/DesignerBell, Vanessa (1879-1961)
Grant, Duncan (1885-1978)
Artist/PhotographerDell & Wainwright
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1920
Image Date1931
ViewInterior
MediumNegative
Library ReferenceDWN1128
OrientationPortrait
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