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image SM Adam volume 46/60

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SM Adam volume 46/60


[23] Design for the attic (second) storey of the house, 1789


Plan of the attic (second) storey of a three- by three-bay building, divided into two dwellings, as Adam volumes 46/57-59, but with a single central window on the principal (south) front, and a central tripartite window which is blind in two lights on the garden (north) front, and with bedchambers and dressing rooms for the first dwelling in the two western bays, and two bedchambers for the second dwelling in the eastern bay


bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet


Plan of the Attick Story Deputy Register (Deputy Register in the hand of William Adam) / Bed Chamber / Dressing room / Dressing room / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Dressing / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Staircase / Staircase and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1789
    datable to 1789

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil within a single ruled border on laid paper (242 x 230)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Morison, with addition to title inscription in the hand of William Adam


King, 2001, Volume II, p. 55
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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