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image SM 77/3/71

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SM 77/3/71


[34] Working drawing for mouldings in the breakfast room, bedrooms and attic, 3 November 1789


Details of mouldings showing: Base mouldings / to bed chambers / and attics; architrave to windows / in bedchambers; architrave to windows / in attics; base & surbase mouldings / to breakfast room; architrave to windows / in breakfast room


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as above, The Earl of Abercorn, Moldings to Rooms in the New Wing / at Bentley Priory, 6 inches from the floor, full size, the same architrave / to doors only 3"½ wide (twice), line of plaister (twice), plinth 6 in / high, full size, full size, The architrave to doors / to be the same only / 3"½ wide, Line of plaister, (pencil) arch[itrave] to windows / in front draw[ing] / r[oom]

Signed and dated

  • 3 November 1789
    Welbeck Street Novr 3d 1789

Medium and dimensions

Pen and grey and pink washes, pencil, on laid paper (530 x 661)


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



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