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SM Adam volume 3/89


[9] Preliminary design for an overmantel mirror for the octagonal dressing room, possibly as executed, c1786


Elevation of a chimneypiece, with herm stiles, surmounted by an overmantel mirror with stiles containing a peltoid shields, arabesques, festoons and rosettes, and flanked by tapering herms. The mirror is surmounted by a central urn, flanked by reclining putti. Above all this is a faint pencil elevation of a clock


bar scale of 1 ½ inches to 1 foot


(in pencil) Glass frame over Octagon room Chimney / £ done according to the Design £15.4.0 / £ the 3/[_ _ _ _] ornaments are [_ _ _ _ _ _ _] / 9.11.0 / £ the 3 [_ _ _ _] ornaments & the Ornts / [_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _] [_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _] [_ _ _ _ _ _ _] / 5.19.0 / (and in ink) bottom of dial frame and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • c1786

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (465 x 289)


Robert Adam




Miele, 1998, p. 163
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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