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image SM Adam volume 24/14

Reference number

SM Adam volume 24/14

Purpose

[106] Design for the chimneypiece for the dining room, c1769-70, executed at number 5 Royal Terrace

Aspect

Elevation of a chimneypiece, with stiles ornamented with drops composed of fans, anthemia, figure-of-eight wreaths enclosing calyx, drops of calyx, bows, and husks, and with oval enclosed rosettes in the capitals, attended by crossed sword and arrow, and with a lining ornamented with anthemia enclosed within trefoils, a frieze ornamented with urns on tripod pedestals connected by festoons, and with a peltoid shield in between, and with a tablet containing two birds (eagles?) supporting a socle, and flanked by festoons and enclosed rosettes

Scale

bar scale of 1 ½ inches to 1 foot

Inscribed

East Wing D:Y: / Chimney Piece for the Dining Room one pair of Stairs. 7th House / 30 feet front / and for the front / parlor / 6th House / River Front / Statuary marble / Wood / Statuary / Statuary Slab about 2.6 wide and some measurements given in pen and pencil

Signed and dated

datable to 1769-70

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (345 x 275)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 33
Rowan, 2007, p. 50
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

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Drawing

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