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SM Adam volume 17/3


[35] Finished drawing for a sideboard table for the dining room, 1765, unexecuted


Elevation of a sideboard table with four fluted legs ornamented with acanthus leaves, enclosed rosettes, and with ball feet, with a table rail ornamented with guilloche and acanthus leaves, and an apron of urns, anthemia and acanthus leaves


to a scale


Table frame for the Dining room at Sion (in the hand of William Adam) / Oyle Gold (in pencil)

Signed and dated

  • 1765

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and coloured washes including sepia and lemon yellow on laid paper (404 x 283)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 28
Harris, 1963, Index p. 52, and p. 67
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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