Mr Macdonald: design for a bookcase for an unknown house, 1778, not known to have been executed (1)
Mr Macdonald is unknown, but Bolton has suggested that this may have been William Macdonald (b 1732) who was Secretary of the Highland Society in 1784-1804. In 1778 he commissioned Adam to make a design for a bookcase, but the intended location for the bookcase is unknown, and the design is not known to have been executed.
A.T. Bolton, The architecture of Robert and James Adam, 1922, Volume II, Index pp. 56, 79; E. Harris, The furniture of Robert Adam, 1963, p. 59