Monday, 20 July 2009

Orchard House, Abbey Orchard Street SW1

These are about the nearest you get to trees in Westminster. These swirling Doulton terracotta panels date from 1898 and are by W.J. Neatby.
Delicate peacocks strut below stylised apple trees. Below, the corbels are in the shape of women's heads with basket-weave hairstyles.
It is all very stately and elegant, in strong contrast to Neatby's bugaboos on Cornhill, or his shrieking foxes in Charterhouse.

1 comment:

DC said...

Close to me and a local favorite.

I very much enjoy your postings.