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image SM Adam volume 22/72

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SM Adam volume 22/72


[1] Design for a chimneypiece, 1762


Part plan, elevation, and part profile of a chimneypiece, with volute stiles ornamented with patera, rosettes, and arabesques composed of large calyx, with a fluted frieze, with a tablet containing an enclosed rosette, festoons, bows, and military trophies, and with rosettes in the capitals, and with pencil-drawn annotations to left and right


bar scale of 1 1/2 inches to 1 foot


Design of a Chimney piece for The Rt Honble Lord Frederic Campbell / [cropped]iderie at / [cropped]le 3.8 In by 3.4 / Marble (in pencil) and some dimensions given in pen

Signed and dated

  • 1762
    [Cropped] Adam Architect 1762

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (338 x 258)


Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 2
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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