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Reference number

SM (100) 10/4/3 (101) SM 10/4/28

Purpose

Rough design for ornament, in Soane's hand, for unidentified office(s), October and December 1799

Aspect

101 Ceiling plan of groin vault; detail of mouldings; elevation of semicircular headed doorways; and detail of door frame with bead moulding 102 Elevation and ceiling plan of square pendentive dome; details of soffit; details of a spandrel; (verso) survey drawing showing upper floor plan of Aynhoe Park

Scale

(100) to a scale (101) bar scale

Inscribed

100 X This Beadwork 101 The Bank, Soffite of Arch, B, B, Stone Cirb A, A Stone Cirb, 48 flutes, A

Signed and dated

(100) Octr 13. 1799 (101) Decr: 3: 1799 (verso) 12 1799

Hand

(100-101) Soane

Watermark

(100) C Patch 1799

Notes

Drawings 100 and 101 are rough designs for ornament in the north-east extension. Drawing 100 has a design for a cross-vaulted ceiling and details of mouldings. The corner of the door frame is decorated with a bead moulding and half-flutes.

Drawing 101 shows a different room with a pendentive dome resting on four semicircular arches. The spandrel of the dome are ornamented with an acanthus motif and the dome has '48 flutes'. A space at the top is presumably for a lantern.

Level

Drawing

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