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Dining alcove designed by Marion Best for Peter Playfair's flat in Elizabeth Bay, Sydney / photographed by Antonia Blaxland
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Title:
Dining alcove designed by Marion Best for Peter Playfair's flat in Elizabeth Bay, Sydney / photographed by Antonia Blaxland
Creator:
Date:
1953
Format:
1 phototransparency : col. ; 10 x 12 cm. [transparency damaged]
Subject:
Description:
Marion Best's description of this scheme, published in The Housewife in 1953, explains that this room in a young man's flat "has a most depressing outlook" so that "the cafe curtains, which must stay drawn, are designed to let in the light, the sky and the stars. One wall is deep charcoal, the others are white. The ceiling is painted like a tent." She adds: "The chairs and candles, designed by Clem Meadmore, are black iron and white sash cord. The picture is by Saint Saens. The deer's head is by Jouve, in orange and black ceramic".
Further details of the furnishings from the English design annual, Decorative art, published in 1953: "Table top of terra-cotta tiles decorated with white slip made by Frau Baudisch." The curtains are made from printed cotton made by Frances Burke.
Provenance:
Gift of Deirdre Broughton.
Published in:
Marion Best "Interior design" in The Housewife: official journal of the Housewives Association of New South Wales, vol.3 no.2 1953, pp.15-20; Sydney Morning Herald Women's Section 4 March 1954 p.7. Decorative art the Studio year book of furnishing & decoration 1953-1954, London, The Studio, 1953, p.45.
Source:
Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection ; CSL&RC MSS 1989/1: MHB/P/3
Rights:
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Material Type:
Picture
Record number:
32828