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  • image SM 3/5/38

Reference number

SM 3/5/38


[104] Design for finishings to the entrance hall, 16 June 1796


Plan and laid-out elevations; survey plans of the doors; (verso) detail of cyma reversa cornice moulding; and rough plan of room with segmental ends


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


William Praed Esqre, Design for Entrance Hall, If there should be pannels over / the doors & Windows they will / be of Wood // Whatever increase of thickness / in the wall is necessary for the Boxings for the shutters of the / Windows, the same must be / made at the other end, so that / the spaces a, a, a, a may / be all equal, plan lettered a (four times), dimensions given; (verso) dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 16 June 1796
    (Copy) Lincolns Inn Fields June 16 1796 (sent to Mr Praed June 17)

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and grey and pink washes, brown pen, on wove paper (560 x 335)


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