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image SM Adam volume 22/291

Reference number

SM Adam volume 22/291


[8] Preliminary design for a chimneypiece for the dining room (later the music room), 1778, executed with alterations


Elevation of a chimneypiece, with stiles containing segmental compartments ornamented with crockets, a mask, festoons of beading, a rosette enclosed within a wreath of beading, and a short drop of calyx, and with a frieze ornamented with lions with arabesque tails, and with enclosed rosettes in the capitals, and a tablet containing an oval frame enclosing a tazza, flanked by festoons (verso) pencil-drawn girandole


bar scale of 1 ½ inches to 1 foot


Chimney Piece for the Dining room at Mellerstain / [ _ _ _ _ _ ] Mr Harrison [ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ] (in pencil)

Signed and dated

  • 05/03/1778
    Adelphi / 5t. March 1778

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (404 x 291)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 22
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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