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As the house was demolished in 1862, and this ceiling was not illustrated in the Works, it is not known if the circular closet ceiling was executed in accordance with Adam's extant design.
What is known, is that Lady Stanley's circular closet was decorated en suite with the adjacent bedchamber and dressing room in the Etruscan style. King has suggested that it had a domed ceiling, but this is not known.
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Contents of Finished drawing for Lady Stanley's circular closet ceiling, 1773; it is not known if this design was executed (1)
-  Finished drawing for a ceiling for the circular closet, 1773; it is not known if this design was executed