Design for a ceiling for the dining room or a variant design for the drawing room, 1778, unexecuted (1)
It is not known if the designs for Mistley Hall interiors were executed. King, however, suggests it is quite likely, noting the extensive designs produced for the Mistley estate which were carried out. He also points to the designs of the drawing room carpet (SM Adam volume 5/43 and 17/198) as an indicator of their execution, as these drawings date six months after those for the ceiling which they complement (SM Adam volume 14/27-28). A contemporary account also records alterations made to the house under Rigby, and although no date or architect is given, it is significant that the additions referenced include a new eating room and drawing room.
This design for a dining room ceiling closely resembles that of the ceiling produced for the drawing room (SM Adam volume 14/27-28). It raises the possibility that it is instead a variant design for the drawing room and has been incorrectly inscribed.