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SM Adam volume 50/80


[22] Design for the great drawing room, 1773, as executed


Plan and laid out wall elevations for a rectangular room, with a shallow groin-vaulted ceiling, with segmental recesses on each wall, ornamented with fans, swags, and connected enclosed rosettes, and under this on one side of a tripartite window, flanked by pier tables and glasses, and one real, and one blind door, with a chimney wall opposite, with the central chimney surmouted by a tripartite overmantel glass, and flanked by arched recesses containing tripartite mirrors, and sofas, and this is flanked by urn-filled niches, and with a central door on each side, all flanked by a commode and rectangular mirror


bar scale of 3 2/5 inches to 10 feet


Plan & Section of the Great Drawing Room at Lord Stanley's / in Grosvenor Square / (and in pencil) [ ______ ] Green [ ______ ] / [ ______ ] / Caps white & gilt mirror / Columnes white flutes / & gilt fillets / Door light green stiles / Red flutes & gilt fillets / Door pilasters pink / Soffit white Door frize / the same as the room (verso) 4 / 3 Plans for Lord Derby / Lord Derby / Grosvenor Square

Signed and dated

  • 1773
    datable to 1773

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (676 x 611)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, p. 66; Index p. 38
Stillman, 1966, p. 74
Harris, 2001, pp. 288, 362
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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