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[17] Designs for four chimney-pieces


(recto) Plans, elevations and details (including pencil details) for two chimney-pieces, the first with an X cancellation mark and (against right-hand design) Approved Octr 24:1798 (verso) plans,elevations and details for two chimney-pieces, both with cancellation marks


bar scale of 3/4 inch to 1 foot


(against right-hand design) Approved of Octr 1798, The South East (small) Drawing / Room, The plan of the / Pilasters, The Plan of the / Shelf and Portland Stone, The Chimney Piece of North west Chamber / the other Chimney Piece on this floor/ to be the same designs but where / there is Marble already that to be / used in the place of Portland Stone, The Plan of the Pilaster, The Plan of the Shelf, Rounded, Portland Stone (twice) and dimensions given (verso) The Chimney Piece for (?) Arch Room, Plan of the the Pilasters, Plan of the Shelf and The Chimney piece for South West Drawing Room, Plan of the Pilasters, Plan of the Shelf

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, burnt sienna and light red washes washes on thin laid (secretary) paper with severn fold marks (for pocket or post?) ( 339 x 456)


The office Day Book for 24 Octoner 1798 has George Mansfield (surveyor from 1 May 1797 to December 1800) 'Abt Accts & Sketches of chy piece' for the Countess of Pembroke (for half a day)


J Bigg and crowned cartouche with post horn and below, JB


Although intended for fourdifferent rooms only one design (for the north west chamber) was approve; the others have cancellation marks.



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