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SM j/11/13


[10] Design for sash for a door sash under the Best staircase, 9 May 1827


Elevation of door and full size details of mouldings


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Wainscot door to receive sash with flush / pannels at bottom, beads to be stuck with / the same plane as the other Wainscot / doors, For Purney Sillitoe Esqr, Mahogany / sash, Door style and dimensions given, (pencil) Door / 2.6 Supl ½ Wainst / 8.8 " Inch Do / 13.3 2½ Do / Glue glass pa--- (illegible) 0.2.0 / Joiners 6/4 days / abt 4.12.6, Sash / 2.1 Supl 1½ Mahogy / Glue &c 0.1.0 / Joiners 2 days 1 hr / abt 1.2.0 and calculations; (verso) Wainscot door to receive / sash under best staircase / May 9th 1827

Signed and dated

  • 9 May 1827
    9th May 1827

Medium and dimensions

Pencil and pen on laid paper (255 x 410)


Clerk of Works Richard Hall, draughtsman
Richard Hall


Fine Copy 1827



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