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image SM 6/4/6

Reference number

SM 6/4/6

Purpose

[21] Design for chamber floor by Soane

Aspect

Sketch of a Design for the Alterations and Additions at Aynhoe, Chamber Floor and with plan of hearth

Scale

bar scale of 1/12 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, Light Closet, Mr & Mrs C./ Cham[ber], Water/ Cl[oset], Dress[ing Room] (twice), Nursery, Sink, (?) House, Lobby, Door, Water [closet], Cham[ber], Dress[ing Room] / & / occas[ional] Ch[amber], Lobby, Mr C, Ladys Maid, W W

Signed and dated

Novr 5: 1799

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen and brush, hatching, pricked for transfe,r on wove paper (337 x 560)

Hand

Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837)

Notes

The first floor or chamber floor now comes under consideration. Mrs Cartwright is to have a new bedroom and a dressing room without the the apsidal ends proposed in drawing [19].

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Drawing

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