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image SM (8) 81/1/41

Reference number

SM (8) 81/1/41

Purpose

Record working drawing, 28 January 1799

Aspect

8 Elevation and full size detail for a chimney piece

Scale

to a scale and full size

Inscribed

no 15. all of veind Marble and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

Bank Jany 28:1799

Hand

Soane office

Notes

The chimney-piece design in drawing 8 shows an elaborate rosette in the corner, between fluted jamb and frieze. The hearth-slab is shown with dimensions in the smaller full elevation (on the right). Drawing 8 is a copy of a working drawing with the sections of mouldings pricked for transfer as a preliminary to copying.

Level

Drawing

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