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Reference number

SM 40/3/29


[32] Design for the eating room


Plan and part-wall elevation of the Eating Room


bar scale of 5/8 inch to 1 foot


Robert Knight Esqre, A.A. These Recesses to correspond, B.B. These Recesses to correspond, equal (4 times) AA, BB

Signed and dated

  • 12/09/1805
    Lincolns Inn Fields / Sepr 12 [1805]

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and yellow washes, shaded, pricked for transfer on thin laid paper with two fold marks (534 x 646)


Soane office


A comparison with the plan for the ground floor ([4)] shows that the main changes to the room are the removal of the chimney-piece from the east wall to the opposite wall and the exchange of a single large window for the three windows on the front to Grosvenor Square. There is also the introduction of two large niches each containing a side table with four slender legs and presumably a semicircular top, on which is shown a selection of silverware.



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