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Working drawing for finishings to the ground floor of the tribune, 8 October 1796 (1)

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Drawing 110 has the finishings for the ground floor of the tribune. The ground floor is the house's principal corridor, with three doors (some blind) at each end and the entrances to the drawing room and entrance vestibule in the centre. The top-lit area is framed by twin pilasters framed in bead mouldings and supporting arches with Greek fret motifs in the soffits. The door to the drawing room has a panelled overdoor surmounted by a segmental arch. The end of the corridor has a pedimented door with dentils.

The corridor is lined with a stone plinth.

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