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image SM 81/2/82

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SM 81/2/82


[10] Working drawing for chimney-pieces, 11 August 1794


Feint copy of an elevation and detail for a chimney-piece for Mrs Yorke's Chamber / also the other / (?) Principal Chy with Vitruvian scroll and rosette frieze, incised jambs with oval patera at each corner and (verso) very rough details of ornament


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as above, two illegible pencil inscriptions, verso: (pencil) Cornice for the Breakft Room, Mrrs Yorke

Signed and dated

Copy Augt 11th 94 (verso) Copy Augt 11 94

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, partly pricked for transfer on thin laid paper (312 x 490)


Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office



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