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  • image SM 81/2/51

Reference number

SM 81/2/51


[11] Full size working drawing for chimney piece


Moldings of the Drawing Room Chimney Piece full size


full size


as above, Henry Peters Esqr, Wall line, Section of flutes AA, A A A

Signed and dated

  • 01/06/1799
    Lincolns Inn Fields June 1st 1799

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and pink washes, shaded on thin laid paper (455 x 337)


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808. Information from Soane office Day Book.


J Bigg horn within crowned cartouche and below, JB


Finely drawn by Seward.



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