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Reference number

SM (249) 49/1/32 (250) 49/1/35

Purpose

Survey drawings of the new Privy Council Chamber with court furniture, September 1827 (2)

Aspect

249 Plan of the New Privy Council Chamber in Downing Street 250 Plan of the New Council Chamber / with Temporary Fittings &c

Scale

(249) bar scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot (250) to a scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

249 as above, labelled: Both Ends / as this, Public (3 times), Counsel (sic) (3 times), fited up as this Tempory (sic) and dimensions given 250 as above, labelled: first fited up as this / Tempory (sic), Old Room, New (twice), New Table, Old Table, Old (twice) and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • (249, 250) Sepr 1827

Medium and dimensions

(249) Pen, pink, yellow, green and grey washes, (250) pen, pink and blue washes, (249, 250) pricked for transfer on wove paper (619 x 502, 565 x 478)

Hand

(249) Stephen Burchell (1806-?, pupil 1823-28) (250) ?clerk of works

Watermark

(249, 250) 1821

Notes

Although both drawings show the new Privy Council Chamber 'fited up as this Tempory' they have the furniture in different arrangements. The tables from the old court room have been reused (they were also used in the temporary Privy Council Chamber, q.v. drawings 247 and 248). Some attempt at colour coding has been made on drawing 249. 'Permanent' fixtures are in yellow wash, furniture is in pink wash, green wash is used for the court bench and the four areas of grey wash show the chimneypieces and their hearths at either end of the room.

Level

Drawing

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