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  • image SM 28/5/2

Reference number

SM 28/5/2


[4] Variant scheme B, 18 December 1785


The Principal Floor of Piercefield the Seat of George Smith Esqre, B


bar scale of 1/8 inch to one foot


as above, NB The intended Alterations are coloured Red; additional rooms labelled (Soane): The Gentleman's / dress:g Room, Arched / Room for / Papers &c, Library, Portico, Vestibule, Eating Room, Breakfast Room & Anti-room, Withdrawing Room, Recess for Sopha; existing rooms labelled: Breakfast Room & Anti-room, Water Closet, Lobby, Servants Hall, Passage from the Kitchen to the Back Staircase and Passage to the Best Staircase, Cyder Ale / and / Strong Beer, Servants Hall, Butler's Pantry, Lobby, Plate Closet, Housekeepers Room (twice), Wine Cellar, The Small Best Cellar, The Passage between Kitchen & House, and Kitchen with Wet Larder and Dry Larder and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 18 December 1785
    J Soane Archt Margaret Street, Decr 18: 1785

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and pink washes, partly pricked for transfer within double-ruled and black wash border on laid paper with one fold mark (443 x 558)


SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect


J Whatman, fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, ornate W



Exhibition history

From Son of Slave to Sheriff of Monmouthshire: Nathaniel Wells of Piercefield and St Kitts (1779-1852), Chepstow Museum, 7 May 2003 - January 2004

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