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image SM 30/2/70

Reference number

SM 30/2/70

Purpose

[48] Design for finishings to the staircase, 7 November 1789

Aspect

Plans and laid-out sections as in drawing 47; and rough details of cornice and string of staircase as in drawings 49 and 50

Scale

bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

The Earl of Abercorn, Plan on the principal floor, plan on the ground floor, level of the / bedchr floor, A, level of the / principal / floor, bead, level of the / basement floor, bead, bead, bead, A, bead, level of the bedchamber floor, bead, level of the principal floor, bead, level of the basement floor, angle bead in plaister, level of the bedchamber floor, angle bead in plaister, bead, level of the principal floor, angle bead in plaister, bead, level of the basement floor, and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

Copy Novr 6th 1789

Medium and dimensions

pen and grey and pink washes, pencil, on laid paper (559 x 675)

Hand

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

Level

Drawing

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