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SM 80/1/58 recto and verso


[8] Working drawings for drawing room, c. 1794 (check insc.)


(recto) Details of Architrave to Door & / Windows full size, Base & Surbase Moldings / full size and Cornice full size (verso) Plan and laid-out wall elevations for a circular Drawing Room


(recto) full size (verso) no bar scale - 3/8 inch to 1 foot ?


(recto) as above, Floor Line, Wall Line, line of Ceiling, (pencil) Dado (twice) and illegible (verso) as above, Honble Mrs Yorke, a. Plan of Pannel in Soffite of Window / b & Flush beads, the whole rail to be wood / to the bottom of Cornice, Jib door, Door into Library, Jib door and two dimensions given

Signed and dated

(verso, drawing trimmed) J 31st [January or July] 17-- ?

Medium and dimensions

(recto and verso) Pen, pencil with sepia and yellow washes, shaded on wove paper with two fold marks (530 x 618)


Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office


As with drawing 7, Soane has added instructions to the builder as to the finishing of the walls, floors, windows, shutters and doors.

The drawing room has a circular plan with three tall windows on one side, a chimney-piece on another, a panelled door on another side and a (concealed) jib door on the fourth side that leads into the library.



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