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Working drawing for a table slab for the pier tables in the drawing room, 1774, as executed (1)

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As we can see from Adam’s window wall elevation for the glass drawing room (SM Adam volume 39/5) he also designed pier tables. This design scheme for the slab of a pair of pier tables was executed, and the tables and slabs survive at Syon.

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