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Reference number

SM 81/1/16


[107] Working drawing for the chimney-piece in the drawing room, June/April 1791


Elevation of chimney-piece in the (?) drawing room; rough elevation; and detail of mouldings


full size aind bar scale of 1½ inch to 1 foot


Statuary marble, A. projects before B, wall line, A, B, dimensions and calcualtions given

Signed and dated

  • 13 April 1791
    Albion Place June 28th 1790 / Bentley Priory April 13 1791

Medium and dimensions

pencil and pen on laid paper with four fold marks (665 x 556)


SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Soane office and Soane
Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office and Soane


Drawing 107 shows a chimney-piece design similar to that shown in a perspective of the drawing room, drawing 93, having fluted jambs and a frieze ornamented with a delicate Vitruvian scroll motif. The drawing appears to be a reused design, as it has been slightly modified and the date changed. The drawing may have originally been made for a town house on Surrey Street, Norwich, for John Patteson in 1790. See drawing 7 under the scheme.



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