Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  Design for a chimneypiece for the ante room to the principal bedchamber (now the Homer bedroom), 1774, as executed (1)

Browse

Purpose

Design for a chimneypiece for the ante room to the principal bedchamber (now the Homer bedroom), 1774, as executed (1)

Notes

The ante room to the principal bedchamber (formerly known as the Satin room) is located on the first floor of the house, and is now known as the Homer bedroom. The chimneypiece was executed in accordance with Adam’s design, and survives in situ.

There is an Adam office grey-washed finished drawing duplicate of Adam volume 22/262 at the West Yorkshire Archive Service, Morley (WYL5013/D/1/11/3).

Level

Group

Digitisation of the Drawings Collection has been made possible through the generosity of the Leon Levy Foundation

If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: drawings@soane.org.uk

Sir John Soane's collection includes some 30,000 architectural, design and topographical drawings which is a very important resource for scholars worldwide. His was the first architect’s collection to attempt to preserve the best in design for the architectural profession in the future, and it did so by assembling as exemplars surviving drawings by great Renaissance masters and by the leading architects in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries and his near contemporaries such as Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam and George Dance the Younger. These drawings sit side by side with 9,000 drawings in Soane’s own hand or those of the pupils in his office, covering his early work as a student, his time in Italy and the drawings produced in the course of his architectural practice from 1780 until the 1830s.

Browse (via the vertical menu to the left) and search results for Drawings include a mixture of Concise catalogue records – drawn from an outline list of the collection – and fuller records where drawings have been catalogued in more detail (an ongoing process).