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Drawn with the sketchbook turned to the left are two diagrams (perhaps the front and back) of a chest at Farnley Hall, one of several studies of this item of furniture, including two very similar sketches on the opposite page: folio 41 (Tate 18589; Turner Bequest CCXI 41). For further references see folio 6 (Tate D18533; Turner Bequest CCXI 6).
Turner’s inscriptions indicate that the chest is ‘3 feet’ high, while the doors are each ‘1 [foot] 6 [inches]’ wide and ‘2 [feet] 6 [inches]’ high. The inscription ‘69 stones’ at the bottom left of the page may refer to the row of circles that form a band of ornamentation above the doors of the chest of which Turner has drawn only a part.