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image SM Adam volume 22/70

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SM Adam volume 22/70


[36] Design for a chimneypiece for Lady Coventry's octagonal dressing room, 1766, executed with minor alterations


Elevation with volute piers surmounted by panels containing a torch and quiver of arrows crossed. There is also a band of figure-of-eight husks. The frieze is ornamented with half figures, arabesques and a central figurative oval panel, probably depicting Venus and Cupid


bar scale of 2 1/5 inches to 1 foot


Chimney piece for Lady Coventry's Dressing room

Signed and dated

  • 1766

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash on laid paper (406 x 292)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Nasmith or William Hamilton


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 44
Stillman, 1966, p. 91
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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