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image SM 81/2/45

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SM 81/2/45


[11] Working drawing for chimney-piece for the Eating Room, 4-6 April 1795


Elevation of Chimney piece for the Eating Room having panel pilaster jambs and thyrsus-decorated frieze with details of Moldings at Large of chimney-piece cornice and (bare) frieze


full size and 1/8 the full size


as above, Honble Mrs Yorke, A.A.A. These parts are in / the same plane / B. recedes ¼ inch from A. Mem: The whole of this Chimney piece to be of veind marble of / the best quality, executed in a complete & workmanlike manner / agreeable to the design with veind slab of Inch & half ^ quarter thick / for the sum of twenty Guineas Slab 5:2½ / by 2:3 / and to be completed in / fourteen days from the / date of this Memorandum (signed) G.Brown, labelled: Square, Ground of blocking between the Beads, Plan of Blocking, Plan of Frize, A A A B, Cornice, Wall line and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 4 April 1795
    April 4 1795 and April 6 1795
  • 6 April 1795
    April 4 1795 and April 6 1795

Medium and dimensions

Black and brown pen, sepia and light red wash on wove paper (335 x 557)


SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect



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