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SM volume 43/5


[12] Design for chimney-pieces in the bedrooms, datable to 1789-90


Elevation of chimney-pieces for west bedroom, west dressing room and north dressing room


bar scale of 7/8 inch to 1 foot


Cricket Lodge, No2 Chimney Pieces for West Chamber / and West Dressing Room / 1 Ditto in North Dressing Room the width / between the marble is 1'11" the height 2'8", vein'd marble, The Mantle Jaumb & Slab of vein'd marble, (pencil) Mr Oakes: --- (illegible) Chimney for the Drawing Room from / Bank & Dressing room over it / opening 2'9" x 2'9" and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1789-1790
    datable to 1789-1790

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (150 x 245)


Soane office and inscriptions by Soane
SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Soane office and inscriptions by Soane



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