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SM Adam volume 17/112


[44] Designs for curtain cornices for the Etruscan dressing room and the bedchamber, 1774, as executed


Full sized elevations of details of curtain cornices. The cornice for the Etruscan dressing room is ornamented with stiff leaf, with an apron of enclosed rosettes, flanked by drops of calyx, and connected by festoons of beading, and surmounted by crockets composed of fluted cups containing pinecones. The bedchamber cornice is ornamented with fluting, with an apron of lambrequins containing poppies, and with calyx in between, and surmounted by foliate crockets, and an acroterion of acanthus leaves


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Curtain Cornice for the Bow Dressing Room at Lord Stanley's / in Grosvenor Square (at Lord Stanley's / in Grosvenor Square in the hand of William Adam) / Curtain Cornice for the Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber (in pencil) / Black (in pencil) / Blue (in pencil) and some measurements given in pencil

Signed and dated

  • 13/09/1774
    Adelphi Sepr. 13t. 1774

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and coloured washes including Indian yellow and cerulean blue on laid paper (292 x 502)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonom, with addition to title inscription in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 38
Harris, 1963, Index p. 55
Harris, 2001, pp. 294, 363
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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