London, South Kensington
13 September 2005
A WOOLLEN CARPET
DESIGNED BY ANGUS MCBEAN MID 20TH CENTURY
The red Greek key border enclosing a grey field decorated with a classical urn issuing trailing flowers
62in. x 111in. (158cm. x 282cm.)
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'A house of magnificent sets', House and Garden, December 1962, pg.61.
Robin Muir, 'The Legacy of Angus', The World of Interiors, September 2005.
Among the many properties owned by Angus McBean were three houses built by Thomas Cubitt (1788-1855) on Gibson Square, Islington. The first was purchased in 1953 with the adjoining properties being acquired over the next few years and later being transformed into one large house.
This carpet designed by Angus McBean decorated the drawing-room at Gibson Square between 1953-1963. It is shown illustrated on page 245.
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