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SM 2/8/24


[31] The drawing room


Design for the Finishings of the Drawing Room


bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot


as above and Robert Dennistoun Esqre

Signed and dated

  • 00/03/1800
    March 1800

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pricked for transfer on wove paper (540 x 672)


Attributed to Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808.


The dining room is on the west side of the house with three French windows looking on to the garden. The dimensions are 26:10½ by 18:6 (plan [5]). The finishings are plain with a two foot high skirting board with two bands of mouldings, and with a panelled door to the library and another to the lobby.



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