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image SM Adam volume 35/77

Reference number

SM Adam volume 35/77


[3] Design for a house showing the first storey, 1791, unexecuted


Plan of the first storey of a three-bay, U-shaped house as Adam volume 35/75, but without an apsidal entrance on the principal front, and containing bedrooms, dressing rooms, and the drawing room


to a scale of 1 2/5 inches to 10 feet


Bed Chamber Story / Amounts to 1488.2-6 / Dressg room / Powd room / Bed room / anteroom / Drawing room (and in pencil) (verso) No 4

Signed and dated

datable to 1791

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (340 x 296)


Adam office hand, probably Robert Morison or John Robertson




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 14
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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