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image SM Adam volume 53/32

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SM Adam volume 53/32


[114] Record drawing for friezes, n.d.


Elevation of frieze for Edwin Lascelles's bedroom, Mrs Lascelles's dressing room, the circle dressing room, the state bed chamber, and the state dressing room. The frieze for Edwin Lascelles's bedroom (labelled as a dressing room) is composed of calyx, and anthemia. The frieze for Mrs Lascelles's dressing room (labelled as a bed room) is composed of enclosed acanthus leaves. The frieze for the circular dressing room is composed of anthemia, calyx, and rinceaux. The frieze for the state bed chamber is composed of urns on tripods, winged half-figures, rinceaux, and rosettes. The frieze for the state dressing room is composed of urns on tripod pedestals, alternating with winged griffons with tails of rinceaux, and rosettes


bar scale of 3/4 inch to 1 foot


Dressing room / Bed Chamber / Circular Dressing room / State Bed Chamber / State Dressing room

Signed and dated

  • N.D.

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (291 x 470)


Adam office hand, possibly James Adam


VLVD and fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 16
Mauchline, 1992, p. 154
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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