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Reference number

81/1/69

Purpose

[7] Working drawings for first floor chimney-pieces, 28 February 1789

Aspect

Elevation and detail of mouldings for chimney-piece in Sir Alexander Hood's room; (verso) elevation and detail of mouldings for chimney-piece in the ladies' library

Scale

bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot and full size; (verso) bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot and full size

Inscribed

Sir Alexander Hood's Room, Cricket Lodge, Chimney Pieces wanted / one for the south chamber the same as the / one in Sir Alex: Hood's Room the width between / the Marble 3'3" / the height 3'12, wall line, line of marble, line of block A / line of frieze, mouldings full size, vein'd slab and dimensions given; (verso) Cricket Lodge, Ladies' Library, Working drawing / full size, wall line, to be sunk 3/8 of an inch, white marble, compo[sition] (twice), white marble and dimensions given

Signed and dated

Welbeck Street Feby 28th 89; (verso) Welbeck Feby 28th 1789

Medium and dimensions

Pen, grey and pink washes, pencil, on laid paper (487 x 599)

Hand

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

Level

Drawing

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