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Reference number

SM Adam volume 23/46


[17] Design for a chimneypiece and overmantel for the second drawing room, 1774, executed with alterations


Elevation of a chimneypiece, with stiles ornamented with figurative panels, and a frieze ornamented with double calyx, and alternating half-putti and urns, connected by festoons, and with lions in the capitals, and the chimneypiece is surmounted by an overmantel mirror frame, suppoted by paired terms, with candle branches, and connected by festoons, and supporting a semicircular compartment, ornamented with enclosed anthemia, arabesques, fluting, and a rosette, enclosed within a fan ornamented with drops of calyx, and scrolled hearts enclosing anthemia and drops of calyx, and with a border containing oval wreaths, alternating with enclosed rosettes, encircles by calyx


bar scale of 1 1/2 inches to 1 foot


Chimney Piece for the 2d. Drawing room / at Lord Stanley's in Grosvenor Square (underwritten in pencil) / Mr Car[cropped] (in pencil) / has [ _ cropped] (in pencil) and some measurements given in pen and pencil

Signed and dated

  • 28/02/1774
    Adelphi / 28t Febry / 1774

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (339 x 520)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 38
Harris, 1963, Index p. 55; p. 84
Harris, 2001, p. 362
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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