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SM Adam volume 17/11


[2] Design for a table frame, May 1768, unexecuted


Elevation and profile of a sideboard table with ball feet, tapering, fluted legs, a table rail ornamented with urns, calyx, and enclosed rosettes, and with an apron of festoons which wrap around the legs


bar scale of 2 inches to 1 foot


Design of a Table Frame for His Grace the Archbishop of York / Profile of the Table

Signed and dated

  • 1768
    May 1768

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (457 x 265)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 5; Harris, 1963, Index p. 69
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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