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SM Adam volume 20/174


[48] Design for an overmantel mirror frame for the bed chamber, 1778, possibly executed


Elevation of a tripartite overmantel mirror frame with pilaster stiles. The central compartment has a further upper horizontal strip compartment containing a medallion flanked by festoons of beading. This is surmounted by a socle bearing an urn with paw feet, flanked by tripods bearing urns. The side compartments are surmounted by corner lekythoi


bar scale of 1 ½ inches to 1 foot


Design of a Glass frame to be placed over the Chimney in the Bed Chamber / at Bathurst House and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • January 1778
    Adelphi / 31st Janry 1778

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and coloured washes including Indian yellow and cerulean blue on laid paper (291 x 431)


Office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi or Robert Morison


GR surmounted by a fleur-de-lis within a crowned cartouche


It is not known whether this design was executed.


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 44
Harris, 1963, p. 57
Harris, 2001(b), pp. 100-101
Lea, 2005, p. 11
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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