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Reference number

(6) SM 80/1/27


Working drawing for entrance hall mouldings, 1795


6 Details of Cornice for Hall (verso, feint pencil) unfinished plan inscribed Doorkeeper and Clerk


not stated, full size ?


as above, John Pearse Esqr, labelled: Cornice for Hall, Surbase / Molding, Molding for / Shutters, Stile, Pannel, Base Molding and Space between the Blocks to be twice the width of / the Block or as near that as they can be brought in

Signed and dated

  • Lincolns Inn Fields March 1795

Medium and dimensions

Pen, burnt umber and sepia washes, pricked for transfer on coarse laid paper (300 x 507)


Two Soane office hands


The drawing is filed with 80 other working drawings for cornices and other mouldings for re-use by the office for other jobs.



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