1930s Design For A London Clubhouse

1930s Design For A London Clubhouse

This fascinating watercolour provides a proposed design for the KSC club lounge bar. It dates to the 1930s/40s and features a range of stylish furnishings. The KSC clubhouse was based at 11 Lansdowne Road, Notting Hill, London and home to the Knights of Saint Columba. The Knights are an order affiliated with the Catholic Church.

The building itself is rather palatial and originally owned by Edmund Davis, an Australian art collector who made a fortune in mining. In 1896, he commissioned the architect, F W Marshall, to create an arts and crafts house and it was later lauded by the Architectural Review.

This swish contemporary bar concept builds upon the building’s rich history. It adds a layer of sophistication upon its grandiose past. 

Framed and glazed.

Medium: Watercolour on paper
Overall size: 32½” x 22½” / 83cm x 58cm
Year of creation: c. 1930
Condition: Artwork presents well. Minor scratches and a few marks. Frame with some light wear.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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