Unfinished preliminary design for a carpet for the drawing room, c1767-79, as executed (1)
The drawing room carpet was executed in accordance with Adam's design by Thomas Moore of Moorfields, and it survives in situ.
The carpet echoes the ceiling of the room, but instead of using the octagonal motifs from the Temple of the Sun at Palmyra, it makes use of circles and lozenges. According to Harris, this design was inspired by other motifs from Palmyra, and is similar to Adam's ceilings for the great room at Bowood (SM Adam volume 11/79), and the study at Harewood (SM Adam volume 11/138).
There is a complete Adam office copy of this design within the National Trust drawings collection at Osterley.