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SM Adam volume 49/42


[9] Working drawing for a table slab for the saloon, 1775, as executed


Plan of a detail of a segmental table slab, ornamented with a central patera, enclosed within a segmental fan, and a segmental band of enclosed calyx and tubular flowers, encircled by ribbons, festoons of bell flowers, and alternating enclosed rosettes and cameos, and with a border of alternating calyx and anthemia


full size


for Sir Rowland Winn (in the hand of William Adam) / Slabs for the Salon at Nostel

Signed and dated

  • 12/08/1775
    Adelphi August 12t 1775

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and coloured washes including pink, terre verte, and sepia on laid paper (494 x 655)


Adam office hand, probably Joseph Bonomi


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 24
Harris, 1963, pp. 51, 71
Sands, 2012, Volume 2, pp. 116-117
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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