Architect's model of a room

Designs
1954-1955 (made)
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Architectural model depicting interior scheme, made of plywood and wooden battens, cardboard, paper, plaster, silver paper, acetate sheet, brass hooks and eyes, watercolour, bodycolour and pencil. The sides of the room, each 21.7 x 52.3 cm. The ends of the room, each 21.6 x 39.1 cm


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Materials and Techniques
plywood, wood, cardboard, paper, plaster, silver paper, brass hooks and eyes, acetate sheet, watercolour, bodycolour, pencil, adhesive, architectural modelling, drawing
Brief Description
Architectural model by Felix Harbord showing alternative proposed decorative scheme for a house in Westminster, London. Commissioned by Michael Berry (later Lord Hartwell) for his London house, which was built in the 18th century. British, 1954-1955
Physical Description
Architectural model depicting interior scheme, made of plywood and wooden battens, cardboard, paper, plaster, silver paper, acetate sheet, brass hooks and eyes, watercolour, bodycolour and pencil. The sides of the room, each 21.7 x 52.3 cm. The ends of the room, each 21.6 x 39.1 cm
Dimensions
  • Sides of room height: 21.6cm
  • Sides of room width: 52.3cm
  • Ends of room height: 21.6cm
  • Ends of room width: 39.1cm
Production typeModel
Production
This scheme was commissioned by Michael Berry (later Lord Hartwell) for his London house, which was built in the 18th century. The decorative panels in rococo frames are intended to be a series of capriccios of London churches.
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Bibliographic Reference
Literature: Stephen Calloway, Twentieth Century Decoration, (London, 1988), p.318
Collection
Accession Number
E.2386-1987

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record createdJuly 27, 2000
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