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SM Adam volume 22/46


[39] Record drawing for a chimneypiece for the drawing room, 1762, unexecuted


Plan, elevation and profile of a chimneypiece with Ionic column stiles, a lining composed of a band of arabesques, acanthus leaves, half putti and a half lion, flanked by paired Doric pilasters ornamented in between with a drop of foliage, and with a fluted frieze


bar scale of 1 inch to 1 foot


Chimney Piece for the Drawing room at Sion

Signed and dated

  • 1762
    datable to 1762

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (405 x 291)


Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 28
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes



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