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SM 2/8/20


[32] Sketch design by Soane for the eating room


Sketch of Design for Finishings of the Eating Room: plan, laid out wall elevations and details


bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot


as above, Robert Dennistoun Esqre, a. above this square in plaister / B. C. this height to be / determined by the height of the / bead on the Sash Cill, Centre / Sash, Glass, 3 beads (twice), Centre / Sash in / ? ---- ---, in two / sashes / ? ---- / not / hung / ? ------ / of / the center / window sash, Door Arch & win / full size, Door, ? ---- ----/ , (pencil) Eating Room, Staircase and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

March 6 1800

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen over pencil on wove paper (545 x 683)


Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837)
Probably Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808. Noted in the Soane office Day Book as working on 6 March 1800 on drawings for Mr Dunnistoun, so he probably did the under-drawing.


The eating room is placed at the front of the house on the north and east corner, the dimensions are 18:7½ by 26:4½ (plan [5]) and there is a single, shallow arched window on the street (east) side measuring 9:1½ wide (elevation [10]). Soane continued the round arched theme (with steeper arches) for two doors and two alcoves.
The pencil drawing was made by an asistant with Soane re-drawing some some parts and adding details.



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