- Robert and James Adam office drawings
Prior to Adam's works, this space was used as the dining room, which Adam replaced with the great dining room in the rear range of the house.
As the house was demolished in 1862, and the ante room chimneypiece was not illustrated in the Works, it is not known if it was executed in accordance with any of Adam's extant variant designs.
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Contents of Alternative designs and record drawing for the chimneypiece for the ante room to the eating parlour, 1774; it is not known if these designs were executed (3)
-  Design for a chimneypiece for the ante room, 1774; it is not known if this design was executed
-  Variant design for a chimneypiece for the ante room, 1774; it is not known if this design was executed
-  Variant record drawing for a chimneypiece for the ante room, 1774; it is not known if this design was executed