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[4] Variant preliminary design for the first floor, 11 March 1822


Plan of the Chamber Floor showing a reflected ceiling plan of the morning room


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


as above, Purney Sillitoe Esqre, The Best Staircase, Lobby (twice), Lady's Morning Room, Chamber, Dressing Room, Closet, Chamber, Housemaid's Closet, Sink, Water / Closet, Common / Staircase, Recess, Closet, Dressing Room, Chamber, Dressing Room, Chamber

Signed and dated

Lincolns Inn Fields / 11 March 1822

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Pen, pink and grey washes, pencil on thin wove paper pricked for transfer (560 x 680)


Bailey, George (1792--1860), draughtsman
George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil and assistant 1806-37, Soane Museum curator 1837-60)



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