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Reference number

SM (87) volume 71/54 (88) volume 71/53 (89) volume 74/120

Purpose

Preliminary designs and design for finishing the later south-east Transfer Office, one dated 1821 (3)

Aspect

87 Elevation for wood panelling and interior decorations 88 Elevations for decorative details 89 Longitudinal section showing the interior decorative scheme

Scale

(89) bar scale

Inscribed

87 some dimensions given 88 Strait face, 5 roses in the soffitte, Plain -, check and some dimensions given 89 Section of the New 3 Pr Cent Reduced Annuities Office, The Bank of England and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

(89) 1821

Hand

Soane office

Notes

Drawing 87 shows a detailed elevation of wall panelling. The design consists of a rectangular main section with a central pediment on top, crowned by an antifix (bearing a palmette motif). Two sets of three similar antifixae are positioned on either side of the pediment. At each far end the ornaments are framed by a scrolled acroterion with shell motif in its central segment. Bead moulding is indicated under main panelling (a detail of which is shown to the left of the main drawing). Details of the cornice, paneling itself, an acroterion and the palmette-antifixae are also drawn to the side. In addition to these details, one of the fluted pilasters that divide the panelling is sketched and there is a detail of a hinge in the bottom left corner. A wide arch is shown above, which must be the structural arch, supporting the vault.

Drawing 88 shows further details of decorative mouldings, including a short fluted pilaster and a rosette under an incised arch, which corresponds to the decorative scheme for the side-aisle vaults in the later south-east Transfer Office.


Drawing 89 shows a longitudinal section of the later south-east Transfer Office with the panelling and decorative designs shown in drawing 87 and 88, in context.


All four drawings probably date to arround 1821, when the lantern would have been complete and room weatherproof, ready for interior decoration.

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Drawing

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