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SM Adam volume 23/60


[18] Design for a chimneypiece for the first drawing room (now the Piccadilly drawing room), 1774, executed with minor alterations


Elevation of a chimneypiece, with alternative designs for the stiles. The left-hand stile is ornamented with a pedestal, flanked by griffins and surmounted by an urn. Above this there are paterae, enclosed within figure-of-eight wreaths, and ram masks. The right-hand stile is ornamented with a pedestal, flanked by griffins, and surmounted by an urn, and above this there is drop calyx, a rosette, tubular flower and ram masks. The captials contain portrait medallions enclosed within wreaths and the frieze is ornamented with a mask enclosed within a wreath


bar scale of 1 ½ inches to 1 foot


Chimney Piece for the 1st Drawing room at Apsley House / (and in pencil) opening 4.2 width / 3.7 height and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1774

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (405 x 292)


Office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi or William Hamilton


LVG, fleur-de-lis within a crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 44
Harris, 2001(b), p. 100
Lea, 2005 pp. 9, 14
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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