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image SM Adam volume 6/116

Reference number

SM Adam volume 6/116

Purpose

[5] Design for a sideboard table and wine cistern for the dining room, not known to have been executed, c1786

Aspect

Elevation of a table articulated with legs forming fluted Ionic tapering pilasters and with a frieze of foliage with a central rosette enclosed within a wreath. The capitals are ornamented with rosettes and the table slab is bordered with a band of leaf dart. All this is surmounted by a mirror frame articulated with turned shafts and a frieze of anthemia and calyx Below is an elevation of a wine cistern with turned feet, and the cistern is ornamented with a band of strigilation, enclosed by bands of guilloche. Above this there is a central tablet ornamented with floral arabesques and a mask set within a roundel, and above this there is a band of beading. The cistern has handles ornamented with lion masks

Scale

bar scale of 1 ½ inches to 1 foot

Inscribed

Design of a Sideboard Table & Wine Cistern for The Right Hon.ble W.G. Hamiltons Dining room at Brighton / faint pencil annotations top left side

Signed and dated

c1786

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and coloured washes including yellow ochre and pink on laid paper (427 x 296)

Hand

Possibly
Office hand, possibly Robert Morison

Watermark

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

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 5
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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