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SM Adam volume 53/33


[115] Record drawing for friezes, n.d.


Elevation of friezes for Edwin Lascelles's dressing room, the saloon, the 1st and 2nd drawing rooms, and the gallery. The frieze for Edwin Lascelles's dressing room is composed of urns. The frieze for the saloon is composed of urns on calyx socles, alternating with palmettes supported by rinceaux. The frieze for the 1st drawing room is composed of calyx in between alternating eagles and anthemia enclosed by scrolled hearts. The frieze for the 2nd drawing room is composed of fans in between lozenges of beading and rosettes, enclosing medallions containing putti riding sea-horses. The frieze for the gallery is composed of double calyx in between guilloche enclosing rosettes


bar scale of 3/4 inch to 1 foot


Dressing room / Saloon / 1st Drawing room / 2d Drawing room / Gallery

Signed and dated

  • N.D.

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (291 x 470)


Adam office hand, possibly James Adam


VLVD and fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 16
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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