- Robert and James Adam office drawings
These door designs can be dated to c1762-63 as according to the History of the King's Works we know from a plan in the Royal Library at Windsor dated 1762 that there was no door between the staircase and the saloon at that time, but we also know that this was an addition by Adam in the early 1760s.
There are two further Adam drawings for Buckingham House held in the RIBA drawings collection.
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Contents of Designs for door frames, for the staircase, the dressing room, and the japanned room, c1762-63, possibly executed (4)
-  Design for a door frame, for the staircase c1762-63, possibly executed
-  Design for a door frame, for the dressing room, c1762-63, possibly executed
-  Design for a door frame, for the japanned room, c1762-63, possibly executed
-  Design for a door frame, for the staircase, c1762-63, possibly executed