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SM Adam volume 22/125


[24] Variant design for a chimneypiece for the great dining room, 1763, as executed


Elevation and profile of a chimneypiece, with volute stiles, ornamented with fluting, acanthus leaves, patera, and rinceau, with a frieze of rosettes, and urns on pedestals connected by festoons, and with enclosed masks in the capitals, as executed


to a scale


Dining room Chimney Piece at Hatch House

Signed and dated

  • 1763

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash on laid paper (341 x 291)


Adam office hand, possibly George Richardson


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 17
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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