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  • image SM 81/1/30

Reference number

SM 81/1/30


[1] Working drawing for eating room chimney-piece, October 1787


Elevation of Chimney Piece, detail of mouldings and section


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot and full size


as above, Admiral Hood, Chimney Piece to Eating Room, (pencil) Copied, A. Composition, Marble (three times), lettered A to E, composition of oack (sic) leaves and acorns, composition, composition, Profile of pannell / of Tablet C / full size, B, B. Composition, composition, (pencil) This chimny piece Mr Dillingday / Eating Room / D-- caps & architrave like J Mowley / wall omitting the console / base this base like Mr Lewis, Wall line, line of pannel of pilaster, composition, composition, marble, front of marble, composition, E, marble, front of marble, composition, (pencil) K No 20, line of tablet, projection of water leaf, line of frieze, composition, composition, composition, (pencil) P80 with dimensions and calculations; (verso) Adml Hood / Chimney Piece for Eating / Room

Signed and dated

  • 3 October 1787
    Welbeck Street Octr 3d 1787

Medium and dimensions

Pen, grey and pink washes, pencil, on laid paper with three fold marks (664 x 539)


SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect


P. Lewis and G. Darley, Dictionary of ornament, 1986, p. 217.



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