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  • image SM 5/1/6

Reference number

SM 5/1/6


[19] Working drawing for breakfast room


Plan, three laid out wall elevations and detail of shutters


bar scale of 3/10 inch to 1 foot and to / a larger scale


Henry Peters Esqr, The Sash thrown / up into the Head, a.a. 9 flush beads the same as shutters / b. see molding at large / c. Surbase molding to range with lower frame of sash, Boxing of shutter to / a larger scale, Boxing of Shutters to / a larger scale, a a. these Windows the same as those in / Mr Peters Room, This Window to open within / 6" of the floor and to throw / up one Pane into the Head

Signed and dated

  • 19/06/1801
    Copy Lic Inn Fields June 19 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen, red and sepia washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with one fold mark (557 x 685)


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808. Henry Hake Seward with Thomas Sword. Information from Soane office Day Book.
Thomas Sword
Pupil January 1799 - 1804.


Tall, segmental-arched recesses articulate the walls.



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