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SM 77/3/25


[21] Working drawing for a door to dressing room (as drawing [22])


Plan, elevation and details of door to Lady's Dressing Room on first floor


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot and Full Size


The Duke of Leeds / Dressing Room, One pair, The same height as the Window Architrave, Part of Architrave / the same as Window, Part of Door, Battening in Plaster (twice), from the Wall 11':5½", to the Wall 11'5½", from the Wall 6'10 1/8", Prepared for hanging if / hereafter it thought necessary, A, B, C, D, E, G, H, A. These pannels to be of the same heights, & the same Margins & Moldings as the door into Bow Chamber / B.These pannels to have the same moldings & Margins as the upper pannels of the door into the B.Chamber / D. The Pannels are to have the same Molding & Margins as E.C / F.The Pannels & Moldings on this Side of the door are to correspond & range with those on the doors in Front drawing Room / the differences in height to be given to the upper Pannels / G. The knuckles of the Hinges to correspond exactly with the Bead H and (pencil) Copied

Signed and dated

  • Copy, Lincolns Inn Fields March 31: 1795

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, yellow and red washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (579 x 346)


The drawing is inscribed in two hands The office Day Book has an entry: 'The Duke of Leeds / Drawing finishings to door / into Dressing Room One Pair / Meyer' that is Frederick Meyer (1775-?), pupil April 1791-1796


The door was intended for the Lady's Dressing Room which was a large room with a bow on the 'One Pair' , that is, first floor. The 'as built' plan of that floor (drawing [15]) shows a lobby into the room referred to here as 'the door into Bow Chamber'. The design appears to show a plain panel either side of a panelled door in two leaves. However, the left-hand panel and door have (in pencil) each a door knob suggesting that these two are the opening parts of the design and the other two leaves are fixed and form a fixed partition wall (which is confirmed by the plan).



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