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image SM (40) volume 42/191

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SM (40) volume 42/191


Working drawing for the Deputy Accountant's Eating Room, 23 February 1798


40 Details of cornice with trefoil and ball mouldings, a simpler cornice, and a stepped moulding with lion mask


(Soane) ½ full size


as above and (Soane) Dept Acct Eatg Room with pencil underwriting by Dance

Signed and dated

  • Feb: 23d. 1798


George Dance (1741-1825) and Soane


Drawing 40 is a design for the eating room in the Deputy Accountant's residence, located at the north-west corner of the new extension. The room is shown on SM 9/2/16 (see drawing 103 in 2:7), having a quarter-circular shape, and situated behind the twin columns in the north-west corner of the Residence Court.

The pencil underwriting appears to be by Dance, with Soane's drawings overlaid and Soane's inscriptions.



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