- Robert and James Adam office drawings
The design was executed with alterations, with the panels beneath the vault and the niche containing alternative ornamentation, and there is an executed frieze which is not shown here.
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Contents of Preliminary design, finished drawing and record drawing for the interior of a garden temple, 1767, executed with alterations (3)
-  Preliminary design for the interior of a garden temple, 1767, executed with alterations
-  Finished drawing for the interior of a garden temple, 1767, executed with alterations
-  Record drawing for the interior of a garden temple, 1767, executed with alterations