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SM Adam volume 25/14


[8] Design for an organ case, 1775, unexecuted


Plan and elevation of a tripartite organ case, flanked by doors, with medallion overdoors, and the organ case has a panelled, unornamented lower register, and the upper register is articulated by fluted Doric pilasters, and the front is panelled, and with a frieze of fluting, and enclosed rosettes, and with a pediment with three acroteria across the central portion of the case


bar scale of 1 inch to 1 foot


Organ Case for Hutchinson Mure Esqr

Signed and dated

  • December 1775
    Adelphi 1st Decr / 1775

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (534 x 422)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 15
Harris, 1963, Index p. 50
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 275
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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