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image SM 81/2/48

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SM 81/2/48


[16] Designs for three chimney-pieces


Plans, elevations, half-elevations with alternative designs and sections


bar scale of 3/4 inch to 1 foot


as above, Back drawing Room, Bow Ante Room, Small room / to be lowered 3 inches, Approved of Octr 24 1798, this side approved of and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 24/10/1798
    Octr 24 1798
  • Octr 24: 1798
  • 24/10/1798
    Octr 24: 1798

Medium and dimensions

Pen, black, raw sienna and burnt sienna washes on wove paper with three fold marks (317 x 560)


The office Day Book has George Mansfield (surveyor from 1 May 1797 to December 1800) 'Abt Accts & Sketches of chy


For the 'small room' there is a choice between a chimney-piece with mantel supported by a fluted tapering support on a base or a very tapered support with a leafy finial.



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