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The relics of Saint Oscar

As reported in Yareah Magazine, display cabinet doors that may have been taken from Oscar Wilde’s Tite Street Chelsea home are up for auction (dreweatts.com, Rogers de Rin Collection, Chelsea, Lot 218). There is no single location where a Wildean can see Oscar’s belongings brought together; a fireplace from the Tite Street house is at 31 Fournier Street, Spitalfields, having

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Tite Street Titans

Cover of Devon Cox's book The Street of Wonderful Possibilities: Whistler, Wilde and Sargent in Tite Street

When Oscar Wilde moved into 16 Tite Street, Chelsea with his wife Constance in January 1885, he was already familiar with Tite Street as the neighbourhood of his bachelor days. At number 16 (now 34) Tite Street, Oscar and Constance would raise two sons, model Aesthetic interior design and clothing and play host to artists, critics and writers. How could Wilde

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