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Reference number

SM volume 59/89


[174] Alternative design for a stove in the entrance hall in the form of the upper part of a suit of armour, 1799


Front elevation


to a scale

Signed and dated

  • 1799
    Datable to 1799 in accord with drawing 173

Medium and dimensions

pencil, pen and grey and Payne's grey washes on laid paper (230 x 335)


Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office


pasted down in volume


P. Ward-Jackson, English furniture designs of the eighteenth century (for the Victoria & Albert Museum), 1959, plate 306 and 306a; D. Stroud, Sir John Soane, Architect, 1984, p. 138.



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