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Reference number

SM 77/3/17


[13] Working drawing for a window


Plan, section and elevation for Sash Frames to the back Drawing room (verso) Plan and laid out wall elevations for the SW drawing room showing the proposed new window


bar scale of 1/12 inch to 1 foot (verso) bar scale of 3/8 inch to 1 foot


as above, Countess of Pembroke, 2" deal astragal Hollow Sashes / to be double hung & meeting bar / to be rebated. / To be as high as the plate will admit, Plate and dimensions given (verso) feint pencil , as above, Wood and Cornice / Moldings / Dado / ? / Stair / Doors

Signed and dated

  • 17/08/1798
    Lincolns Inn Fields / Aug: 17 : 1798

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil on wove paper with four fold marks (657 x 638)


The Soane office Day Book for 17 August 1798 has no entry for Countess of Pembroke but this is in the same hand as earlier drawings, that is, George Mansfield, surveyor 1 May 1797 - December 1800


The 'back Drawing room' or 'SW drawing room' refers to the first floor room overlooking the garden as shown on drawing [8]. A large window would be appropriate.



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