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image SM Adam volume 17/103

Reference number

SM Adam volume 17/103

Purpose

[1] Preliminary design of a chair for the hall, c1780, unexecuted

Aspect

Elevation of a chair with back in the shape of a shield with rounded bottom, arched crest and ears, stiles, a decorative shoe piece and a central roundel where stemma was to be situated, and with tapered legs, including turned capitals ornamented with cable moulding, and with ball feet ornamented with gadrooning, and a seat rail ornamented with enclosed rosettes

Scale

bar scale of 2 ½ inches to 1 foot

Inscribed

Design of a Chair for the Hall at Byram for Sir John Ramsden Bart / 103 / Feet

Signed and dated

datable to c1780

Medium and dimensions

Pencil and pen on laid paper (403 x 274)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi or Robert Morison

Literature

Harris, 1963, p. 48
Spiers, 1979, p. 30, Index, p. 5
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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