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  • image SM j/18/1

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SM j/18/1


[12c] Rough working drawing for wardrobe, by R.W. Perry, 6 August 1828


Rough sections of corners in wings to wardrobe


Wainscot hollow molded / in front of closet 1 x 1 and Wainscot circular corner framd / 2½ x 2½ plowed & tong'd to return / rebated & Beaded as sketch

Signed and dated

  • 6 August 1828
    in section of book dated August 6th 1828

Medium and dimensions

Pen on page of laid paper in a measuring book (160 x 100)


R.W. Perry, joiner


part of crowned oval frame



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