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  • image SM 77/3/43

Reference number

SM 77/3/43


[87] Working drawing for finishings to the drawing room, 21 October 1790


Details of moldings for the door pannels / full size for the drawing / room; plan of architraves to windows and doors; base and surbase moldings; manner of finishing the door and window architraves; plan and elevation of door; and elevation of shutter


full size, half size, bar scale of 3/4 inch to 1 foot


as above, The Marquiss of Abercorn, C 3/4 flush beads, a all equal in heigh / Door jaumbs to be pannel'd / as the shutters respecting their / heights tho' cut 1'6" wide / The shutters to be the whole / width as sketch b, finishings to doors in drawing room, elevations lettered a to c, NB The same moldings for the shutter / pannel 1"7/8 on the face, full / 3/4 an / inch / thick, Observe to leave a 3/4 bead / at the tops and bottoms of all / the shutters, wall line, wall line, dimensions given, and inscriptions laid out in pencil

Signed and dated

  • 21 October 1790
    Copy Octr 21st 1790

Medium and dimensions

pencil, pen and grey and pink washes on laid paper (672 x 555)


Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office



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