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SM 40/3/3


[15] Plan of second floor with alternative alterations


Plan of the Chamber Floor/ with proposed alterations


bar scale of 3/10 inch to 1 foot


as above, Robert Knight Esqr, labelled Chamber (twice), Best / Staircase, Back Staircase, Dressing Room, Water / Closet, Dressing / Room, Bed Chamber with twin beds shown, and a further Bed Chamber

Signed and dated

  • 03/04/1802
    Lincolns Inn Fields April 3d 1802

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes with multi-ruled and black and sepia washed border, pricked for transfer on laid paper with one old repair and one fold mark(559 x 443)


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808. The Soane office Day Book has an entry for Saturday April 3rd 1802: Robt Knight Esqr/ Sent a Plan of / the alterations of the Chamber / Floor with a lay over / on 1 Sheet of Royal Paper / likewise returned to Mr Knight / the Plan of the Basement & / Chamber Floor with alterations


J Larking fleur de lis above cartouche with bar and below, GB


The plan at the garden end of the house is for a twin bedded chamber that connects with two dressing rooms, a water closet and another bed chamber. There are traces (cuts) of where the 'lay over' for an alternative plan once was.



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