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image SM 81/1/17

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SM 81/1/17


[38] Working drawing for chimney-piece in the bedrooms, 6 November 1789


Elevation of chimney piece to bedchambers; detail of moldings to chimney / piece; plan; rough elevation and perspective of fireplace opening and hearth in N.W. d[rawing] room


full size, bar scale of 1¾ inch to 1 foot


as above, The Earl of Abercorn, marble slab, marble (three times), B, line of plaister, marble, marble, composition, A, line of plaister A, line of block B, marble, pannel and dimensions given

Signed and dated

Welbeck Street Novr 6th 1789

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and grey and pink washes on laid paper (681 x 558)


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



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