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  • image SM 2/8/19

Reference number

SM 2/8/19


[35] A bed chamber


Plan, laid out wall elevations and details


bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot


Robert Dunnistoun, Bed Chamber / over Eating room, bead on Skirting full size, Plastering, Wall line, Cornice full size, Line of Ceiling, Skirting, Door, Plastering, Door lining full size, architrave of Window, Plastering

Signed and dated

  • 00/03/1800
    (Copy) Lincolns Inn Fields March 1800

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pricked for transfer on wove paper with one modern repair (544 x 674)


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


The bedroom is over the eating room, that is, on the north-west corner of the house; it measures 19:0 by 16:3 feet with a window on the front (street) side. The doors give on to two dressing rooms and a closet (see plan [6]). The finishing is plain so perhaps this was Mr Dennistoun's bedroom.



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