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image SM volume 66/51

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SM volume 66/51


[6] Design for plan of second floor


Plan of the Chamber Floor 12 feet high


to a scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


as above, rooms labelled: Chamber (three times), dressing room (five times), closet (twice), water closet, lobby (four times). The Nursery Apartment, Servants Room, Nursery Apartment, Skylight / over the Best Staircase and dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

Black pen, black and sepia washes with quadruple ruled and wash border on wove paper (700 x 490) on page 51 of volume 66


attributed to Frederick Meyer (1774 - ?), pupil April 1791-1796


The chamber floor plan has three bedrooms, five dressing rooms, two closets, one water closet and, in the large west-facing chamber with a segmental bow, the three-roomed nursery apartments. The large skylight to the best stair is also shown.



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