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SM Adam volume 36/41


[4] Design for the first storey of a house, 1783, unexecuted


Plan of the first storey of a five-by-five-bay building, with the central three bays of the west front receding, and containing a balustraded balcony. The central bay contains a tripartite apsidal window, set behind a columnar screen. Beyond this there is an ante-room with a columnar screen to the south, which leads to a curved bifurcated staircase, and with further staircases to the north, west, and south-west. To the north there are bedchambers, with an apsidal-ended dressing room to the east. To the south there is a library, a further bedchamber and dressing room, powdering room, and water closet


bar scale of 1 3/4 inches to 10 feet


Bed Chamber Story of a Town House for The Earl of Findlater / Balcony / Ante Room / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Closet / Staircase / Passage / Bed Chamber / Dressing Room / Closet / Closet / Library / Bed Chambers / Dressing Room / Powdering Room / Water Closet (all in the hand of William Adam, underwritten in pencil) / 26 (red ink)

Signed and dated

  • September 1783
    12.t Sep. 1783

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (586 x 470)


Office hand, possibly Robert Morison


no 6 / these Plans go 8th into the Book / Earl of Findlater / no 6


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, pp. 103-4, Index, p. 45
Rowan, 1985, p. 138
King, 2001, Volume II, pp. 57, 102-6, 130
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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