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image SM Adam volume 27/37

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SM Adam volume 27/37


[3] Preliminary design for the interior of the saloon, c1769, thought to be as executed


Wall elevation showing a chimneypiece, with an ogee-shaped lining, surmounted by urns and a square, fluted overmantel frame, crowned by a lion and segmental moons(?). To the right-hand side are two rectangular panels containing coats of arms(?), flanking a rectangular portrait frame, with an apron of arabesques, and surmounted by arms and anthemia, and with a pattern of lozenges below the dado


to a scale

Signed and dated

datable to c1769

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (443 x 404)


Robert Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 1
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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