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  • image SM 40/2/54

Reference number

SM 40/2/54


[48] Design for the back room on the one pair floor, 1802


Plan of the Back Room 1 Pair and laid-out wall elevations with Base & Surbase Molding full size, Molding in Pannels of Doors / & Shutters full size, detail of bookcase and detail of A to a larger scale


bar scale of 3/10 inch to 1 foot and details full size


Messrs Praeds & Co / Fleet Street, labelled: Door to be bead flush / next the Staircase, Bookcase (twice), A, equal (twice), Surbase Molding to / range with capping of / window Backs, Base Molding, Dado, Surbase, Arch, Bookcase, Architrave, Arch, Plain Backs & Elbows, Bookcase / to be prepared for Doors, Rebate for Doors, Boxing, Back flaps to be Bead / flush & square and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1802

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, light red and yellow washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with two fold marks (558 x 676)


Soane Office




The back room of the one pair floor has a large, segmental-headed window between two bookcases that form a curved end to the room. Various details for roll mouldings are shown on the drawing.



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