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SM Adam volume 17/26


[12] Alternative designs for the border of a slab for the first drawing room, 1774; it is not known if these designs were executed


Alternative elevations of details of a border for a segmental slab. The first (upper) border is ornamented with naturalistic anthemia supported by calyx, alternating with anthemia enclosed within arches and scrolls of ribbon, connected by festoons, and with borders of enclosed connected rosettes. The second (lower) border is ornamented with anthemia, arabesques, calyx and rosettes, set between a shaped frame, and with borders of beading and Vitruvian scroll


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Slab for the 1st. Drawing Room at Lord Stanley[cropped] / in Grosvenor Square / Slab for the First Drawing Room at [cropped] (in pencil) / Stanleys (in pencil) / Slab for the second Drawing Room at Lord Stanley[cropped] (in pencil) / Slab for the 2d. Drawing Room at Lord Stanley's and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 27/08/1774
    Adelphi / August 27t 1774

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and coloured washes incuding Indian yellow, terre verte and pink on laid paper (237 x 359)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 38
Harris, 1963, Index p. 55
Harris, 2001, p. 362
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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