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  • image SM 30/2/91

Reference number

SM 30/2/91


[31] Design for finishings to the bedrooms, 31 October 1789


Plan and laid-out wall elevations; rough details of mouldings


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


Finishings to Bedchambers at Bentley Priory, Bedchamber, The Earl of Abercorn, flush bead (twice), and notes beside mouldings (pencil, Soane): observe the architraves / project enough to / step the base & surbase, 3½ to door / 4½ to wind[ow], ch[imne]y piece like Mr Dillingham and dimensions in pen and pencil

Signed and dated

  • 31 October 1789
    Copy Octr 31st 1789

Medium and dimensions

pen and grey and pink washes on laid paper with one fold mark (556 x 672)


Attributed to Sanders, John (1768--1826) - Library - Catalogs, draughtsman
attributed to John Sanders (1768 - , pupil 1784-90)


According to Soane's note on drawing 31, the bedroom chimney-piece is to be made to the same specifications as that designed for Dillingham Brampton Gurdon Dillingham at Letton Hall, Norfolk, 1786-87 (q.v.). Mr Dillingham's bedroom chimney-piece was comprised of panel pilasters with bell-flower drops on the jambs and a fluted frieze (see SM volume 57/26, 81/2/40, 81/2/91).



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