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image SM 54/6/33

Reference number

SM 54/6/33

Purpose

[58] Design for the pulpit and reading desk, St Peter's, Walworth, London, 10 November 1824

Aspect

Plan, elevation and section of the pulpit. The left-hand plan shows the pulpit with attached curved steps, and with the position of the balusters shown. The right-hand plan shows the supporting timbers for the pulpit with centring lines added. The left-hand side elevation shows the pulpit raised on a pillar, and with the steps shown. The central elevation shows the pulpit without the steps and there is a panelled door with a circular doorknob. The section to the right-hand side, shows some of the metal support rods attaching the stand to the floor below and the pulpit above. The right-hand elevation shows a detail of the pews, with a hatched line giving the location of the seating. There are faint pencil annotations and sketches

Scale

bar scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Plan, Elevation, and Section of the Reading Desk &c, for St Peter's Church. Walworth. / an Estimate to be made of the expense in [_ _ _ _ _ _ _] and Deal / No. 1 / Seat / Shelf / Desk 11/4 thick / shelf / Dovetailed to end of joists / Deal Joists 4" by 21/2 / Deal Joist 4 x 2 / Shaft 11/2 thick / glued & blocked / at angles / 11/4 Step and Riser with Moulded Nosings / Winders glued and blocked, the / joints. / Herringbone / [_ _ _ _]. ? / in the most complete manner / Handrail to have [scowl] and / 2 iron newel Bars to correspond with / the other Balusters / Back Elevation of the Reading Desk / Section on the Line A.B. / 3 flush beads / 11/2 thick / [_ _ _ _ _ _] ? [_ _ _ _ _ _] / 11/2 Herringbone [_ _ _ _ _] + beaded / Panels [_ _ _ _ _] to the angle Pilasters / Mouldings for base / Mouldings / See Baluster Full Size / Wainscot Handrail 21/2 x 2 / See the moulding at large / See Mouldings Full Size / See Mouldings Full Size / Door finished as / the Panels / a.b.c. & bead / flush inside / to be hung complete / with proper hinges / [_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ] / Bracket / 11/2 Deal / 11/2 deal / Bracket / Seat / 11/4 deal with some calculations added in pen

Signed and dated

  • 10th November 1824
    Lincolns Inn Fields / 10th November 1824

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of blue, brown, pink and yellow, pricked for transfer on wove paper (725 x 523)

Hand

Probably Bailey, George (1792--1860), draughtsman
The Soane Office Day Book for 10 November 1824 records Bailey as working on designs for the pulpit for St Peter's, and some of the letter forms correspond with Bailey's hand

Watermark

SMITH&ALLNUTT / 1820

Level

Drawing

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