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image SM Adam volume 17/31

Reference number

SM Adam volume 17/31


[34] Record drawing for a console table for Lady Dering's dressing room for Sir Edward Dering, 1775


Plan and elevation of a segmental console table, with four tapering legs, ornamented with drops of calyx, and with tapering feet, and a stretcher of Vitruvian scroll, and the legs support a table rail ornamented with enclosed paterae above the legs, and tablets containing rosettes and festoons, and the slab is ornamented with a segmental rosette, encircled by laurel leaves, a frame with crockets, festoons supporting cameos, and a band of miniature rosettes enclosed within figure-of-eight ribbons


to a scale


Table frame & top for Lady Dering's Dressing room

Signed and dated

  • 26/08/1775
    Adelphi / 26t. Aug. 1775.

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and coloured washes including pink and verdigris on laid paper (290 x 404)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 42
Harris, 1963, Index p. 56
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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