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  • image SM 30/2/80

Reference number

SM 30/2/80


[92] Working drawing for the doors in the eating room, 21 October 1790


Plan and laid-out elevations and section of panel over one of the doors


to a scale


Finishings to Eating Room, The Marquiss of Abercorn, Section on the line B C, This room is to be battened & finished / for papering, Vacuums left over all the door architraves / from one room to the other, Sunk / to shew / the rough / wall (three times), sunk, 9 feet, beads round / these doors / like the others, center of circular room, blank door, the width of this / architrave is determd / by the space between / the door jaumbs &c / the front wall, NB The height of the window architraves / gives the heights of the finishings / to the other doors, NB The pannelling of the doors / & window shutters of this room / are to correspond with those of the / breakfast room, & also the jaumbs / linings, every thing else as per / drawings Octr 20 1790, The splays all round the windows to be equal, beads & flush pannl, This pannel is to be / of bead & flush framing, splayed up same / as sides

Signed and dated

  • 21 October 1790
    Octr 21 1790

Medium and dimensions

pen and grey, pink and blue washes, on laid paper (685 x 570)


Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office



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