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image SM 81/2/47

Reference number

SM 81/2/47


[15] Survey of chimney-pieces and (verso) working drawing for window


Elevations of five chimney-pieces and (verso) Elevation of the Drawing room Window and Elevation of the Drawing room Window / with proposed Alteration and very rough pencil elevations of chimney-pieces with ? room labels


bar scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot


Statuary(3 times), vein marble , vein'd, Statuary Slab , Slab Vein'd, vein'd, vein'd Slab, Vein'd marble, This mantle / broke, Sienia, Green, Statuary slips, Sienia veneer, Inlaid green fluted, Statuary / Truss, Demensions of the old marble x 5 Chim'y pieces / belongingto Lady Pembroke Charles Street (verso) as above, The Countess of Pembroke, Charles Street, (feint pencil) Keep out the wind,

Signed and dated

  • 24/07/1798
    Lincolns Inn fields July 24 1798

Medium and dimensions

Pen (verso) pen and added pencil on wove paper with three fold marks (336 x 568)


The Soane office Day Book has no mention of the Countess of Pembroke under 24
July 1798 but the drawings are attributed to George Mansfield, surveyor 1 May 1797 - December 1800


The chimney-pieces were presumably the existing ones that were to be replaced by new Soane-designed chimney-pieces. The window is to be made full length (no image available ).



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