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  • image SM Adam volume 27/76

Reference number

SM Adam volume 27/76


[9] Design for a door frame, for the dressing room, c1762-63, possibly executed


Plan and elevation of a door with engaged Corinthian column piers supporting a frieze of arabesques and a segmental, broken-topped pediment ornamented with a bust, and with an architrave ornamented with arabesques and festoons, and an overdoor panel of sphinxes, with details annotated in pencil to the left and right


to a scale


Design for Diminshing the Door of the Dressing Room of the Queens House Drawings of Doors / for the Queens House in a later hand [written across both Adam volumes 27/76 and 49/8 after they were pasted together]

Signed and dated

  • 1762-1763
    date range: 1762-63

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (358 x 523)


Adam office hand


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 35
Colvin, 1976, p. 137
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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