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Alternative preliminary design, finished drawings and record drawing for a fire screen embroidery design for the Etruscan dressing room, 1776-77 (5)

The fire screen for the Etruscan dressing room was embroidered on to silk by Sarah Child herself, and in accordance with Adam volume 17/145.

According to Harris, needlework designs were quite rare as ceiling designs could be adapted, and they were only made at the specific request of a patron such as Elizabeth Montagu, Lady Coventry, and Lady Shelburne. Sarah Child was the most 'zealous needlewoman among Adam's clients'.

A complete copy of Adam volume 17/145 was sold at auction by Dreweatt Neate in 2007 for a descendant of Lord Ducie, Sarah's second husband.
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