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SM 81/1/63


[6] Working drawing for drawing room chimney-piece


Plan, elevation and full size detail with (pencil) added detail of ? bracket


1 inch to 1 foot and full size


The Rt Honble Lord Eliot, Down Ampney House, Drawing room (full size), Slab 5'10", and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 15/07/1799
    (Copy) Lincolns Inn Fields July 15:1799

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, light red and yellow washes, shaded, added pencil, pricked for transfer on wove paper (530 x 683)


Attributed to George Mansfield, surveyor 1 May 1797 - December 1800


A plain fluted design.



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