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SM Adam volume 20/184


[18] Record drawing for a glass frame for the dining room, 1778, possibly executed


Elevation of a mirror frame, as SM Adam volume 20/183


bar scale of 1 3/8 inches to 1 foot


Glass frame for the Eating room at Mistley Hall / 184

Signed and dated

  • August 1778
    Adelphi / Aug.st 1778

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (292 x 423)


Office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi or Robert Morison


Preliminary design for a girandole, with a shell flanked by festoons of calyx forming a wall fixing, this suspends a rosette and a wreath of calyx enclosing a cameo. This has an apron of ram masks, with two flanking candle branches




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index, p. 22
Harris, 1963, p. 50
King, 2001, Volume I, p. 249
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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