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  • image SM Adam volume 22/235

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SM Adam volume 22/235


[2] Finished drawing for a chimneypiece for the great dining room, c1767, as executed


Elevation of a chimneypiece, with pilaster stiles ornamented with drops of calyx, with a lining ornamented with beading, and acanthus leaves, with a fluted frieze, and a tablet containing royal insignia as drawing 1, with a mantel ornamented with fluting, laurel leaf tips, and egg and dart moulding, and with enclosed rosettes in the capitals


bar scale of 1 1/4 inches to 1 foot


Design of a Chimney piece for the Great Dining Room / for General Skinner at Fort George and some feint pencil inscriptions including 11t House / Parlor / Back Parlor / Mr Lascelles Study and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • c1767
    datable to c1767

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (395 x 271)


James Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 13
For a full list of literature see scheme notes.



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