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Reference number

SM 80/1/48

Purpose

[7] Working drawing, Cornice under landing of Best Staircase, various elevations, 17 May 1790

Aspect

Details of Cornice under the landing in the Best Staircase (verso) elevations of hall door, elevations of similar but glazed door and elevation of niche

Scale

(recto) full size, (verso) with bar scale

Inscribed

(recto) as above, Sir Bouchier Wrey Bart and line of finish'd wall (verso) Sir Bouchier Wrey Bart, Moldings AA / ½ full size / C.C. equal margins, E / Ground / line, Moldings to the / Pannels on both / sides the door / ½ full size / Door 2½ thick and / the pannels to be / glaz'd up in two / thicknesses / E. Arms of the Family, Elevation of Entrance Door to Hall, B.B. These Pannels of equal / heights / The door to open as high / as D. the upper part / to be fixed, door labelled Square (twice), Elevation of the Niche shewing the / Pedestal in it the length of which / must be determined by the Statue / and also the breadth, A.A. These Moldings are to / correspond with the / present Base and / Surbase Moldings and / are to range with them / D. The Crest, The door to open as high as D. / the upper part to be fixed / E. The profile of these moldings / is shewn above / Door 2"½ thick and the pannels / to be glew'd up in two thicknesses, door labelled Glass (four times) and 1" bead, some dimensions given

Signed and dated

(verso) Copy May 17th 1790

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes (verso: pen and light red wash), pricked for transfer on thin cartridge paper (675 x 545)

Hand

Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office hand (? William Lodder (1757-1827), assistant 1789-1796)

Level

Drawing

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