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image SM 4/5/21

Reference number

SM 4/5/21

Purpose

[2] Design for alterations to the chamber floor, 12 December 1800

Aspect

The Plan of the Chamber Floor / with the proposed Alterations

Scale

bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, Samuel Thornton Esqr, Albury Park, labelled: No 2, Chamber, Dressing Room / or / occasional chamber, Dressing Room, Lobby, Dressing Room, House / maids / Closet

Signed and dated

  • 12 December 1800
    Decr 12 1800

Medium and dimensions

Pen, feint pencil, sepia and light red washes, pricked for transfer within double ruled border on wove paper (468 x 586)

Hand

Thomas Sword
Pupil January 1799 - 1804.

Notes

The proposed alterations divide the Chamber into four with a new Lobby, Dressing Room and Closet. The adjacent room is divided into a Dressing Room and another Dressing Room or 'occasional Chamber'.

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