Designs for a shop front for Garland's Berlin Repository: exterior and interior details

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RIBApix ref no RIBA82586
Architect/DesignerWightwick, George (1802-1872)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1835
Image Date1840
StyleClassical Revival
Library ReferenceVOS/202 f.73
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: A Berlin Repository was a shop-cum-warehouse selling Berlin wool work which was cheap machine-made tapestry pictures or patterns in woollen cloth, used to make chair covers, fire screens, etc. It also supplied kits to make them for yourself. This design is one of a number of drawings bound into five volumes entitled 'Architectural works of George Wightwick', made between 1832 and 1850. Wightwick instructed his articled pupils to make this detailed set of retrospective drawings to illustrate every building of importance he had designed. The drawings were intended to serve both as a record of Wightwick's completed buildings and as a method of conveying to his students the design process from initial working design to finished structure.

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shop fronts