- Robert and James Adam office drawings
The unexecuted ceiling design shown in Adam volumes 12/96-97 makes use of segmental vault similar to that in the library at Kenwood, or the second drawing room at 20 St James's Square. The proposal to include a vault was abandoned, most likely in favour of economy.
Within the drawings collection of the Yale Center for British Art at New Haven there is a quarter drawn copy of drawing Adam volume 12/96.
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Contents of Design and record drawing for a ceiling for the first scheme for the eating parlour (later the ball room), 1771, unexecuted (2)
-  Design for a ceiling for the first scheme for the eating parlour (later the ball room), 1771, unexecuted
-  Record drawing for a ceiling for the first scheme for the eating parlour (later the ball room), 1771, unexecuted