It was a small room furnished with steel chairs with red seats, a glass topped steel table and a divan covered with black American cloth. Over the chromium-plated electric fireplace hung a reproduction of a Juan Gris still-life. On the opposite wall was a faded brown photograph of Rosa Luxemburg in a rococo gilt frame. The general effect was, to say the least of it, bizarre.
Text: Eric Ambler, Uncommon Danger (1937)