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SM Adam volume 17/73


[5] Finished drawing for a long stool for the gallery (now the dining room), c1763-66, unexecuted


Elevation of a long stool with four fluted, tapered legs with ball feet, and ornamented with enclosed rosettes, a seat rail ornamented with beading, fluting and acanthus leaves, and scrolled arms ornamented with enclosed rosettes, scrolled hearts. and acanthus leaves


bar scale of 2 inches to 1 foot


Sopha for Sir Laurence Dundas Bart and some measurements given in pencil, and a feint, illegible pencil inscription in the bottom right-hand corner

Signed and dated

  • 1763-1766
    date range: 1763-66

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and pink wash on laid paper (405 x 256)


Adam office hand, possibly George Richardson


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index pp. 23, 34
Harris, 1963, pp. 51, 92
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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