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SM Adam volume 22/211


[39] Design for a chimneypiece for the hall, 1768, executed with minor alterations


Elevation of a chimneypiece, with stiles and a frieze ornamented with rosettes, enclosed by guilloche, with a lining ornamented with beading, calyx, and laurel leaf tips, with a tablet containing an enclosed rosette, peltoid shields, and festoons, with a mantel ornamented with dentils, and laurel leaf tips, and with enclosed rosettes in the capitals


bar scale of 1 1/2 inches to 1 foot


Chimney Piece for the Hall at Osterly (in pen) / (and in pencil) Mrs Childs Hall Chimney / Duke of [ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ] / with the side of [cropped] / 4.6 by 4.0

Signed and dated

  • 1768

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (406 x 291)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton


Bolton, 1922, Volume II Index p. 25
Stillman, 1966, p. 69
Rowan, 1988, p. 72
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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