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image SM 81/1/62

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SM 81/1/62


[8] Working drawing for chimney-piece to drawing room, 5 April 1792


Plan of Chimney Piece to / Drawing Room and Section of Chimney Piece to Drawing Room


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot and full Size


as above, Godfrey Thornton Esqr., To be all of Veined marble, Slab 5 ft:7½ in / by 2':6",Wall line (twice) and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 5 April 1792
    Great Scotland Yard April 5th 1792

Medium and dimensions

pen and sepia wash on wove paper with 10 fold marks (549 x 670)


Frederick Meyer (1775), draughtsman
Meyer and Chawner (Day Book for 5 April 1792)

Pupil 1788-94 Thomas Chawner, draughtsman
Meyer and Chawner (Day Book for 5 April 1792)



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