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SM (18) 81/2/75 (19) 81/2/68


Design and working drawing, one dated 16 June 1804 (2)


18 Alternative elevations 19 Full size detail


(18-19) bar scale


18 some (pencil) dimensions given 19 (pencil) Bank No.11, Veined & black Marble, Liverpool Dining Room Drawing and some dimensions given


Soane office


Drawing 18 shows alternative designs for a chimney-piece. The left hand elevation is for a chimney-piece treated in a plain sort of way with jambs framed by fluting and with a rough scroll pattern added in pencil. The jambs of the chimney-piece on the right hand side are fluted either side of a black marble panel; the frieze is also fluted and the corner block(s) have an incised inverted and squared Ionic capital motif. The inscription 'Liverpool Dining Room Drawing' probably relates to the Liverpool branch of the Bank of England, to which Soane made alterations in 1826-27.

Drawing 19 is a detail of the right-hand design shown on drawing 18. It is probable that this was the design chosen and that drawing 19 is a copy of a working drawing used during construction.



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