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Stepped set of nine drawers, XF36, English, unknown maker, early nineteenth century, mahogany and brass, ©Sir John Soane's Museum, London. Photograph: Hugh Kelly.

Stepped set of nine drawers, English, unknown maker, early nineteenth century, mahogany and brass

Height: 21cm
Width: 61.5cm
Depth: 24cm

Museum number: XF36

Curatorial note

The two central drawers in the upper tiers are set back and would originally have been behind a door; simple reeded moulding between the drawers; the three central drawers have their original small brass knobs, the others are slightly larger and seem to be replacements.

This small piece of practical office furniture is probably the ‘small mahogany case of 9 drawers’ which was in the office at the end of Soane’s life.1

1 The locations of business papers and drawings are recorded in the 1837 ‘AB’ Inventory in a list of the ‘Details of the Contents of the Drawers and Cases in the Museum, Monk’s Parlour, Student’s Room, Breakfast Room, Library, Model Room &c. January 1837’, pp. 227-394.


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