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  • image SM 77/3/73

Reference number

SM 77/3/73


[86] Working drawing for finishings to the drawing room, 16 October 1790


Details of mouldings: Plan of architraves to windows in drawing room full size; plan of architraves to doors in drawing room; base & surbase moldings; moldings for the door / shutter pannels full size; and details of the mouldings for the door and shutter pannels


full size


as above, The Marquiss of Abercorn, floor, wall, D, flush beaded / capping / to windows, wall line, shutter, D the scale, B, C, full / 3/4 of an / inch / thick, B for the drawing room & C / for the eating room / observe to leave a 3/4 bead / at the top & bottom of all / the shutters, A, door, The knuckle of the hinge must / correspond exactly with the bead A

Signed and dated

  • 16 October 1790
    Albion Place Octr 16th 1790

Medium and dimensions

pencil, pen and grey and pink washes on laid paper (675 x 561)


Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office



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