The dining room would have been located at the back, on the first storey of the house.
This design is not known to have been executed at number 7 Adam Street, and instead was installed in the dining room at number 5 Royal Terrace, where it survived to be photographed by the LCC in 1936.
The inscription on this drawing: and for the front / Parlor 6th. House / River Front suggests that the design was intended to be duplicated in the front ground-floor room at number 5 Royal Terrace, and this was certainly the case, as shown by the photograph of 1936.
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