Soane’s Ark

I went last night to the opening of Ferdinand SS’s exhibition on John Soane’s Ark of the Masonic Covenant which is being held in the new Foyle Gallery at the back of the Soane Museum (formerly known as the NEW PICTURE-ROOM).   There was the reconstruction of the Ark itself, resplendent, made by Houghtons of York and with beautifully executed detailing in the three orders at each of the corners and in the scrollwork on top:-

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