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Vita Sackville-West's writing desk, Sissinghurst Castle

RIBA Ref No RIBA25581
Architect/DesignerSackville-West, Vita (Victoria Mary) (1892-1962)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: England
CitySissinghurst
Subject Date1962
Image Date1962
ViewInterior
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/EHS/1027 (ES2050.3)
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditEdwin Smith / RIBA Collections
SubjectCountry houses ; Desks ; Still lives
NOTES: This Elizabethan manor house, based on a double courtyard, with a central red-brick tower, was built by Sir Richard Baker in 1560-1570. It was saved from dereliction when Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson bought Sissinghurst, which included 400 acres of farmland, in 1930.
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