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image SM Adam volume 17/46

Reference number

SM Adam volume 17/46


[34] Record drawing for a segmental slab for the commode for the great drawing room (now the portico room), 1779, possibly executed


Plan of a segmental slab for a commode as Adam volume 17/45


bar scale of 2 inches to 1 foot


Design of a Slab for the Tables in Great Drawing room at Apsley House in Piccadilly / Slab (for)? the Commode for Lady Bathurst (under title inscription in pencil)

Signed and dated

  • June 1779
    19th June 1779 / (Adelphi)?

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and coloured washes including pink and Indian yellow on laid paper (446 x 237)


Office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi or Robert Morison


Fleur-de-lis surmounted by banded cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 44
Harris, 1963, p.57
Lea, 2005, p. 12
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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