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image SM 30/2/75

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SM 30/2/75


[88] Design for finishings to the drawing room, 16 October 1790


Plan and laid-out wall elevations; rough part-elevation of the architrave to the window; rough part-plan of door frame; rough elevation of door; and rough plan of recess; (verso) ground floor plan of a villa


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


Finishings Drawing Room, The Marquiss of Abercorn, Drawing Room, plan labelled (Soane): Jamb linings / panneled to / correspond with / the shutters, blank door, door, make this recess like the / windows, make the splay at top as / much as possible without / regarding the sides; (verso, upper case) Porch / 6'0", 7'6, Eating Room / 16'3 by 18'9, Lobby / 5'0 by 4'0, Water / Closet / 5'0 by 5'3, Office / 17'9 by 16'6, Drawing Room / and / Library / 17'6 by 20'0, Bookcase (four times), Dressing Room / 8'1½ by 6'6, First step, Kitchen / 17'9 by 16'6, Scullery / 5'6 by 5'3, Staircase, Breakfast Room / 16'3 by 13'9, first step

Signed and dated

  • 16 October 1790
    Albion Place Octr 16th 1790

Medium and dimensions

Pen and grey, pink and blue washes, pencil, within double-ruled and wash border on laid paper (592 x 476)


SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Soane office and Soane
Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office and Soane


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