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SM 30/2/81


[91] Working drawing for the doors in the eating room, 21 October 1790


Plan and laid-out elevations and section of panel over one of the doors


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Finishings to Eating Room, The Marquiss of Abercorn, This room is to be battened and / finished for papering // Vacuums left over all the doors / Architraves from one room / to the other, door, vacuum, sunk to / shew the / rough / wall (three times), sunk, beads round / these doors / like the others, center of circular room, blank door, The height of the window architraves / gives the heights of the finishings / to the other doors, NB The pannelling of the doors and / window shutters of this room are / to correspond with those of the / breakfast room and also the jaumb / linings, every thing else as per drawings / Octr 20th 1790, The width of / this architrave / is determined / by the space / between the door / jaumbs & the / front wall, Bead and flush panl, This pannel is to be of / bead and flush framing, The splays all round the windows to be equal, some dimensions given and calculations in pencil

Signed and dated

  • 21 October 1790
    Albion Place Octr 21st 1790

Medium and dimensions

Pen and grey, pink and blue washes, pencil, on laid paper (674 x 555)


Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office



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