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Reference number

SM 77/3/47 recto & verso


[18] Working drawings for the dressing room, 1788


Plan and Sections (laid-out wall elevations) of Dressing Room at Chillington with details (some freehand) of door lining, base mouldings, architrave and window and (verso) full size detail of Entrance Door Frame, Door and Mouldings / at large


recto, bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot


as above, (recto) labelled Section of the Jamb lining of Doorway, between Rooms, Recess (twice), rebate for the Door (twice), Dressing room, Splayed, Door from Chamber, Door into Lobby, These doors not Double /Margin'd but like those / in Chamber, Base Moldings to / Chamber Story full / Size, Architraves to Doors / & Windows full / Size in Chamber / Story, Door & Window Architraves / to all the dressing Rooms / & Chambers, Mouldg on / door & Shutter / full size, Section of one of the Windows / in the Entrance front / of the Chamber Story, This Arch goes through the Wall & the spandrel was / filled in afterward, bond, Lower Sash two panes; (verso) The pannels of Door to be in two thicknesses as / described in Plan AA and the grain to be reversed / The Plan B describes the Rebate in the middle / where the doors meet, and likwise (sic) describes the Sash / and Size of Bar as at Section C / The Sashes to Principal & B. Chamber floors are to be 2½" / Astragal & hollow meeting Rails as per Sketch, Angle beads to Passages / 1½", If a Provision is / made one Pane / to be in the head, Meeting rail, Principal floor, One Pane in the head, meeting rail, B.C., floor and full size details labelled Recess, Back Lining, Front Line of Shutter, Bead round Pannell, Inside of Hall Door, A A B C

Signed and dated

  • 8 July 1788
    (recto) Welbeck Street July 8th 1788
  • 13 September 1788
    (verso) Copy Sepr 13th 1788

Medium and dimensions

pen, yellow and sepia wash (recto also pink wash and within double ruled and black wash border) (457 x 582)


Sanders, John (1768--1826) - Library - Catalogs, draughtsman
Sanders and (recto) Robert Woodgate (30 June 1788-91, clerk)
Clerk 1788-91 Robert Woodgate, draughtsman
Sanders and (recto) Robert Woodgate (30 June 1788-91, clerk)


J Whatman, fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, ornate W


verso Soane's office 'Journal No 1' has an entry for 13 September 1788 'Sent per post / Drawing of door frame &c to Entrance door / Woodgate'. Robert Woodgate was employed as a 'clerk' from 30 June 1788 and left in October 1791.


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