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  • image SM 81/2/62

Reference number

SM 81/2/62


[87 ] Working drawing for drawing room chimneypiece


Plan, elevation, section and details of Chimney Piece for Circular Drawing Room


scale of 1/12 inch to 1 foot


as above, Copy / The Right Honble / The Lord Eliot, Molding A full size, B Molding of the Jaumb full size, Gilt / Bead, Black Marble, slab, Line of Shelf, Wall line and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 13/11/1806
    Lincolns Inn Fields Novr 13 / 1806

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, light red and yellow washes on laid paper (331 x 561)


Attributed to Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808. The Soane office Day book has both Seward and Charles Malton (pupil February 1802 - December 1809) 'about accounts' and 'Drawing Chimneypiece for / the Drawing Room' but the writing seems to be Seward's.


For other designs for chimneypieces see drawings [76] and [77].



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