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Reference number

SM 81/1/60


[35] Working drawing for a chimney-piece


Elevation and full size details


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 inch and full size


Robert Knight Esqre, The whole of white Marble, Wall leve[l] and Slab 2:3 wide and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 08/07/1803
    Lincolns Inn Fields July 8th 1803

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil additions, sepia and red washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper (555 x 674)


Soane office hand (no entry in Day Book)


The opening to the fireplace is 3 feet 4½ square, the same as other of Soane's chimney-pieces in his houses at Lincolns Inn Fields. To the fluted ornament is added a panel stopped by a Greek fret motif.



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