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image Image 1 for SM (6) volume 41/41 recto (7) volume 41/41verso
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Reference number

SM (6) volume 41/41 recto (7) volume 41/41verso

Purpose

Record copies of details of chimneypiece and of mouldings for the old drawing room, December 1784 (2)

Aspect

6 Elevation and detail of Chimney Piece for the old Drawing Room at Malvern Hall 7 Base & Surbase Moldings full size, Architrave of the two / Windows, the Moldings to stand / on the floor, & not on Plinths and Moldings on the Pannells / of the Shutters for Malvern Hall Old Withdrawing Room

Scale

6 bar scale of 1/6 in to 1 ft approximately, and Drawn to 1/3 of / the full size 7 Full Size (3 times)

Inscribed

6 as above, labelled profile, Marble (3 times), A to project before B 1/8 of an inch, C projects 7/8 of an inch before D, Line of the Marble, Wall line, A, B, E (7 times) and some dimensions given 7 as above and Wall line

Signed and dated

(6) Decr 14th 1784 (7) Decr 1784

Medium and dimensions

6-7 Pen and sepia wash, pencil, pricked and scored for transfer; pen, pencil correction: both on laid paper (242 x 360) bound into 'Precedents in Architecture' SM volume 41

Hand

6-7 John Sanders (pupil 1784-90)

Watermark

6-7 fleur-de-lis

Notes

The elevation for the marble chimneypiece has medallions on the frieze and jambs with a rectangular plaque with a ribboned festoon in the centre of the frieze. The one-third full size detail substitutes rosettes for the medallions and is more florid.

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Drawing

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