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SM Adam volume 14/12


[11] Design for a ceiling for the dining room, 1775


Plan of a square ceiling, with narrow arches on each side, and deep arches on each end. The narrow arches to either side are ornamented with bands of scrolled hearts, and the broad arches at each end are ornamented with bands of scrolled hearts and enclosed rosettes connected by drops of calyx, and forming a lozenge pattern. The square central flat has a central medallion encircled by a band of enclosed calyx, and a wreath forming a guilloche pattern and enclosing a mask crossed with thyrsi at each corner, and the whole encircled by a vine with a rectangular panel in each corner containing putti flanking an urn, and supporting a lantern


bar scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot


Cieling of the Dining room at Anthony Chamier Esqre at Epsom

Signed and dated

  • February 1775
    Adelphi 14t Febry 1775

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (595 x 442)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 13
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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