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  • image SM 40/2/51

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SM 40/2/51


[46] Design for the front room, 6 November 1801


Plan and laid-out wall elevations (Plan & Sections of Shop) and detail of beading




as above, Messrs Praeds & Co / Fleet Street, labelled: Glass, NB The windows / spring higher than / the other Arches, This end must be battened sufficiently / to admit the Shutters in four Flaps, To range with Capping of / Window Backs, Guard Iron in Cis head of Sash, The Bead on the angles / of Arches &c, Batten against old Wall to form recess, (pencil) Plaster on Wall, aaa equal width / bbb equal, this side to be battened to answer the / other end, no Door here, a (6 times), b (3 times), c (twice), equal, folding Door / straight on Plan / 2/3 to open and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 6 November 1801
    Lincolns Inn Fields / Novr 6 1801

Medium and dimensions



Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808.





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