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image SM Adam volume 22/128

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SM Adam volume 22/128


[28] Alternative design for a chimneypiece for the drawing room, 1763, executed with minor alterations


Part plan, elevation and profile of a chimneypiece, with engaged Ionic column stiles, an architrave ornamented with laurel leaves, a frieze of rosettes and swags, with a tablet containing a tazza, and with enclosed rosettes in the capitals


bar scale of 1 inch to 1 foot


Chimney Piece for the Drawing Room / at Hatch House and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1763

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash on laid paper (304 x 260)


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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