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SM Adam volume 24/264


[35] Design for a door panel for the great drawing room, 1774, as executed


Elevation of a rectangular door panel, ornamented with an oval medallion, within a frame of acanthus leaves, and supported by a tubular flower ornamented with sphinxes, and by rinceaux, which also supports two urns, and two festoons, which are connected to tablets of guilloche to either side of the medallion, surmounted by winged griffons, surmounted by tubular flowers, and anthemia enclosed within laurel wreaths, supporting festoons connected to an urn which surmounted the central medallion, and supports a portion of rinceaux and a large anthemion


to a scale, possibly full size


Bottom Pannell for Doors at Lord Stanley's in Grosvenor Square

Signed and dated

  • 19/08/1774
    Adelphi August 19t. 1774

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and coloured washes including Indian yellow, pink, and terre verte on laid paper (289 x 520)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi


LVG surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 38
Stillman, 1966, p. 85
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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