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SM 6/4/20


[33] Design for first floor


Plan of the Chamber Story


1/12 inch to 1 foot


as above, W R Cartwright Esqre, In this design it will be necessary to raise the / Front Wall of the present Library & Greenhouse, labelled: Lady's Dressing Room, Recess, Stained Glass, Recess, Powdering / Closet, Mr & Mrs Cartwright's / Chamber, Water / Closet, Dressing Room, Nursery, Dressing Room (four times), Chamber (four times), Upper part of Greenhouse, Water / Closet, House / Maids / Closet / Sink, Great Staircase, Staircase / to Attics, Passage, The Roof over / the / Butlers Room, Passage to Chambers over Offfices

Signed and dated

  • 30/01/1800
    Lincolns Inn Fields Jany 30 1800 and Copy sent Febry 3.1800

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (553 x 682)


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808.


A note is made that the front walls will have to be raised to achieve this design.



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