Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  [47] Design for the chimneypiece for the front drawing room, c1769-70, executed with minor alterations at 3 Royal Terrace


top left corner
top right corner
bottom left corner
bottom right corner
image SM Adam volume 24/37

Reference number

SM Adam volume 24/37


[47] Design for the chimneypiece for the front drawing room, c1769-70, executed with minor alterations at 3 Royal Terrace


Elevation of a chimneypiece, with profile volute stiles, ornamented with rosettes and calyx, and with an oval enclosed rosette in the capitals, a lining of waterleaf, a fluted frieze, and a tablet containing an enclosed mask attended by crossed sword and quiver, flanked by festoons hung from bows, and trophies


bar scale of 1 ½ inches to 1 foot


Chimney Piece for the Front Drawing Room 6th House and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • c1769-70
    datable to c1769-70

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (316 x 290)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 33
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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).