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  • image SM 64/1/3

Reference number

SM 64/1/3


[31] Design by Soane for an organ case


Plan and elevation


Bookcase (twice), top of Marble and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 19/11/1799
    Novr 19:1799

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen , hatching, on laid paper (311 x 284)


Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837)


fleur de lis above cartouche with bar and below GR


The mention of 'bookcase' suggests that the organ was intended for the library. In size it is 10:1½ high and 6:10 wide.



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