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  • image SM volume 42/67

Reference number

SM volume 42/67


Tracing of design


Part-elevation of chimney-piece with oval looking glass with ribboned festoons, and details of mouldings


to a scale


Mouldings for Chimneypiece to / little Dressg Room over / Great dressing Room Claremont, labelled A to F, 2½ G [uineas for medallions on frieze?], 4 Guineas and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • datable to c. 1741-4

Medium and dimensions

Pen on tracing paper (271 x 120)


traced by Soane, Henry Holland office


The looking glass with festoons and bows and the chimney-piece with swags and drops as well as medallions seems rather feminine (see 42/67 for a chimney-piece for Lady Clice's dressing room). The 'Great dressing Room' may refer to Lord Clive's dressing room, that soon became a library, on the ground floor.



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