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SM Adam volume 23/94


[12] Unfinished design for a chimneypiece for a bedchamber, 1777, possibly executed


Elevation of a chimneypiece with capitals containing paterae, and a mantel with an apron ornamented with a band of laurel-leaf tips


bar scale of 1 1/2 inches to 1 foot


Bed Chambers at Mess.rs Drummonds / Charing Cross- / 94

Signed and dated

  • August 1777
    Adelphi / Aug.st 1777.

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (407 x 293)


Office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 36
King, 2001, Volume I, p. 52
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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