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SM 62/4/4


Surveys of candelabra made for James II's coronation banquet (Copy)


Details of six candelabra (plans, part plans and elevations)


bar scales of 1 inch to 1 foot, 3/4 inch to 1 foot, 5/9 inch to 1 foot and 1/2 inch to 1 foot


some dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

Pen and yellow wash, pricked for transfer on wove paper with one fold mark, top right hand corner missing (568 x 821)


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The chandeliers are not shown in the plates in Sandford's History of the Coronation of... James II. They are very plain in design - perhaps a reflection of the fact that they had to be produced quickly in time for the coronation.



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