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SM Adam volume 3/29


[26] Rough preliminary drawing made for publication for various items of furniture, 1774


Elevation showing a curtain cornice, a rectangular mirror frame ornamented with arabesques, a griffon and an oval figurative panel, two oval mirror frames, a sideboard table surmounted by urns, spoon boxes and dishes, a wine cistern, and two urns on pedestals


not to scale


Curtain Cornice in Grt room / Glass in small parler / Glass in great room / Glass in Eating room . Side board in Eating room and some dimensions given (in pencil)

Signed and dated

  • 1774
    datable to 1774

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (204 x 297)


Robert Adam


Tait, 1993, p. 119
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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