- Robert and James Adam office drawings
It is not known if this design was executed as there is no known photographic record of the chimneypiece prior to demolition.
Many of the chimneypiece designs comprise duplicates or close variants of other chimneypieces designed by Adam in the 1760s. One of 1766 for the dining room at Ugbrooke is inscribed in pencil with the words, 3d House / River front / Back Parlor, suggesting that Adam had considered reusing it in the back parlour of number 2 Royal Terrace, although this design for that room does not correspond with the Ugbrooke design.
This design is very similar – almost identical – to one made for the back parlour or dining room at number 9 Adam Street (Adam volume 24/18).
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Contents of Design for the chimneypiece for the back parlour, c1769-70; it is not known if this design was executed (1)
-  Design for the chimneypiece for the back parlour, c1769-70; it is not known if this design was executed