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image SM (16) 81/2/41(v)

Reference number

SM (16) 81/2/41(v)

Purpose

Design, c.1803-1804

Aspect

16 Elevation of Chimney peice (sic) New Accountants Office

Scale

Plan of the Jamb (half the full size)

Inscribed

as above, No. 2 of this dimention (sic), four _ _ _ of Plinth to continue / round the Room., face of Coving, (pencil) ½ full size and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

datable to c.1803-1804

Hand

Soane office

Notes

A striking design with a segmental arched head to the opening, and in the centre of the frieze a sunken fanned-key stone motif. The cornice and mantel correspond to the string-course running across the wall, visually tying chimney-piece to room in a manner that could be seen as Art Deco.

Level

Drawing

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