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image SM Adam volume 20/135

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SM Adam volume 20/135


[18] Design for a pier glass for the second drawing room, 1774; it is not known if this design was executed


Elevation of a rectangular pier glass frame, ornamented with miniature rosettes enclosed within figure-of-eight foliage, and surmounted by arabesques, flanking a mask enclosed within a fan and a wreath, and surmounted by an anthemion, and with a rough pencil-drawn detail of the oramentation for the frame on the right-hand side


bar scale of 1 1/2 inches to 1 foot


For the 2d Drawing room at Lord Stanley's in Grosvenor Square

Signed and dated

  • 1774
    Adelphi / 1774.

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (284 x 424)


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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