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Reference number

SM 33/3/B23


[46] Working drawing for bookcase mouldings


Base Moldings of Bookcase & Base of Column


full size


as above, The Marquis of Buckingham, Gothic Library at Stowe, (?) Case, Brach---, Door, Door Rail, Top, Deal (twice) Floor, Base of Column, Rail ofDoor, Molding of Base, Bottom / Deal and some dimensions given (verso) Base molds of Room & Top of Bk Cases

Signed and dated

  • 15/07/1805
    Copy July 17 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and light red wash, partly pricked for transfer on laid paper with two fold marks (543 x 666)


Seward, Henry Hake (1778--1848)


Rough pencil details for mouldings inscrbed 'Base Molds of / Room & Top of Bk cases'


Seward served his articles with Soane and stayed on a further nine years so was well qualified to make full size workig drawings for the workmen.



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