Vita Sackville-West's writing desk, Sissinghurst Castle
|Architect/Designer||Sackville-West, Vita (Victoria Mary) (1892-1962)|
|Artist/Photographer||Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)|
|Library Reference||ESP/EHS/1027 (ES2050.3)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Country 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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