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Reference number

SM 81/2/81


[2] Designs for two chimneypieces


Front Drawing Room and Bow drawing room


to a scale of 1 inch to 1 foot


as above and Dr Pembleton

Signed and dated

  • 30/12/1800
    (Copy) Lincolns Inn Fields Decr 30th / 1800

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and blue washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (340 x 544)


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


The restrained designs are the same except that the bow room parlour has a taller mirror by one foot. The frames to the mirrors have 'pilasters' on either side and across the top, and are stopped by a rosette which re-appears beneath the mantel.



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