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Designs for finshings to the bedrooms, 31 October 1789 (2)


Drawings 30 and 31 are designs for the two new bedrooms at Bentley Priory, which were of varying dimensions but on the same (though mirrored) layout. The bedroom has base and cornice mouldings, with a flush bead moulding in the panel beneath each window. Two doors are on one wall, each measuring 3 feet by 6 feet 10 inches.

Drawings 30 and 31 show the same design with no variation.



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