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SM Adam volume 32/45


[19] Design for a tea pavilion, 1763-65, as executed


Section of a one-and-a-half-storey, octagonal room, with a domed ceiling which extends into the upper register, and three windows surmounted by Diocletian windows, and ornamented with palm trees


bar scale of 2 1/3 inches to 10 feet


Ornamental Cottage for Sir Laurance [sic] Dundas (in the hand of William Adam, and on a separate sheet) and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1763-1765
    datable to 1763-65

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil within a single ruled border on laid paper (246 x 211)


Adam office hand, possibly George Richardson, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 23
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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