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Reference number

SM 29/1/6 recto & verso

Purpose

[19] Working drawings for the bedchamber corridor and staircase, 18 July 1789

Aspect

Plan & Sections of Finishings to first floor Corridor and (verso) Plan & Sections of Finishings to Staircase at Chillington

Scale

bar scales of ¼ inch to 1 foot and (verso) 1/26 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, Thomas Giffard Esqr, (verso) labelled Plan of Staircase on the Bedchamber Floors, Arch / to / Corridor, Window, Arch / into Cove / Dressing Room, Arch / into Lobby, Door into / Library, Level of Attic floor, level of bedchambr floor, level of Mezzanine floor, Ground floor

Signed and dated

recto & verso Copy. Welbeck Street July 18th 1789

Medium and dimensions

pen, pricked for transfer on cartridge paper (517 x 635)

Hand

Pupil 1786-91 John McDonnell, draughtsman
John McDonnell (1770- , pupil 1786-91)

Notes

An entry in Soane's office 'Journal No 1' for 18 July 1789 reads: 'Per Shrewsbury Mail, on three Sheets of Cartridge No. 3 drawings of finishings to the back staircase, Corridor and Cove dressing room'. The corridor is distinguished by two canopy domes which though small may be the first of Soane's executed designs for this type of dome.

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