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  • image SM 4/4/23

Reference number

SM 4/4/23


[3] Design for the chamber floor, July 1801


Plan of the chamber floor


to a scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot


Mr Robins, Design for the Chamber Floor, labelled: (pencil) Closet (twice)

Signed and dated

  • July 1801
    July 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, light red, yellow and sepia washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (560 x 675)


Henry Hake Seward or Thomas Sword


WL 1794


Drawings [1]-[3] are dated 'July 1801', but this was added later. These drawings show an early design for the house, with pencil alterations by Soane suggesting changes to the design that were later approved and executed.

The chamber floor has six bedrooms - the beds are shown as sepia rectangles. The two lines of enfilade meet at the centre of the floor in a small lobby, perhaps with a domed ceiling.



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