London, South Kensington
27 March 1997
John Dibblee Crace
Plans and Details for the Interior Decoration of Sherwood Lodge for Sir Charles Seely, Bt.
one signed with initials 'JDC', one with stamp 'John G Crace & Son/Wigmore Street, W1', the majority inscribed with designer's notes and two dated '1894' and '1897'; pencil and watercolour, some on tracing paper, unframed
22¼ x 31in. (56.5 x 79cm.); and miscellaneous unframed designs including a chimney-piece for the entrance hall at Bakeham for Sir William Field, a ceiling design for the Royal Exchange and floor plans, a site plan and a drawing of details for alterations to Gosfield Place, Essex
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