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Reference number

SM (1) 1/8/4 (2) volume 60/167 (3) volume 75/92

Purpose

Presentation drawings showing alternative interior designs for the Bullion Office, April and May 1807 (3)

Aspect

1 Interior perspective showing a series of three coffered barrel vaults each centred on a window and separated by semicircular-headed arches, (verso) rough elevations of the same design 2 Interior perspective showing groin vaulted interior with three semicircular-headed windows over rectangular alcoves 3 Interior perspective showing a series of three coffered barrel vaults each centred on a window and separated by semicircular-headed arches with Greek key patterns incised on the soffits and a wreath and eagle motif on the spandrels

Inscribed

1 (Bailey) Sketch of a design for the Bullion Office 2 (Bailey) Sketch of a design for the Bullion Office, Bank of England 3 (Bailey) Sketch of a design for the Bullion Office, Bank of England

Signed and dated

(1) April 30th: 1807 (3) May 8th 1807

Hand

Soane office

Notes

Drawings 1 to 3 show alternative designs for the Bullion Office. All of the designs include three semicircular-headed windows raised above the level of the entrance. Drawings 1 and 3 show a barrel-vaulted interior that funnels the light from the windows into three bays. Drawing 2, a design with groin vaults, has a more open plan for the room although piers supporting the vaults still project from the walls.

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