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image SM Adam volume 6/158

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SM Adam volume 6/158


[65] Alternative preliminary designs for chairs for the hall, 1774; it is not known if this design was executed


Rough elevation of two chairs. The first (upper) chair has crossed strigil-shaped legs, ornamented with an acorn and an anthemion, surmounted by a seat rail ornamented with festoons, and a chair back supported by a fluted shoe piece, and ornamented with a wreath, four anthemia enclosed within scrolled hearts, and a central portrait medallion. The second (lower) chair has tapering fluted legs, with ball feet, and turned capitals, surmounted by a seat rail ornamented with connected enclosed rosettes, and a chair back supported by a shoe piece containing an enclosed rosette, and ornamented with cable moulding, a central roundel containing an anthemion, and with a cresting composed of an anthemion


not to scale


Sketch for Hall Chairs for Lord Stanley

Signed and dated

  • September 1774
    Septr. 1774.

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (200 x 320)


Robert Adam




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



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