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SM Adam volume 17/69


[74] Alternative finished drawing for a sofa, for the drawing room, 1762, executed with alterations and delivered in 1765


Elevation of a sofa with a voluted top rail with a central medallion, and with scrolled arms ornamented with terms, a seat rail ornamented with strigillated fluting, and sabre legs ornamented with scales, masks and claw feet. The sofa is upholstered in green and with bolster cushions


bar scale of 1 3/4 inches to 1 foot


Design of a Sofa for Lord Scarsdale, & also executed for Mrs Montagu of Hill Street

Signed and dated

  • 1762
    R Adam Archt 1762

Medium and dimensions

Pen and coloured washes including verdigris within a single ruled border on laid paper (458 x 276)


John Linnell


Downes, 1930, p. 23
Hardy and Hayward, 1978, p. 265
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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