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SM Adam volume 10/73


[1] Preliminary design for a house, 1763-65, unexecuted


Rough plan for the ground storey of a house with a central circular staircase, and with pencil annotations showing an arcade and Venetian window, and the decorative arrangement of the central dome to the left-hand side of the sheet


not to scale


Library / Pantry / Plate / Coffee Room / House Keeper / Store / Stewards Parlour / Gentlemans Dressg Room / Dining Room / Bed Chamber / Drawing Room / Anti room / Hall / Anti room / Ladys Dressg Room and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1763-65
    date range: 1763-65

Medium and dimensions

Pencil on laid paper (439 x 324)


Robert Adam


King, 2001, Volume II, p. 126
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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