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SM Adam volume 50/64


[2] Design for a hall, c1771, possibly executed


Plan and elevation of a two- by two-bay hall, with a frieze of fluting and rosettes with an apron of guttae. One wall contains a central chimneypiece with fluted pilaster stiles surmounted by ram masks, capitals ornamented with paterea, and a frieze of fluting with a central panel containing an urn flanked by arabesques. Above the chimneypiece there is an overmantel panel, ornamented with a figurative roundel encircled by foil, and with corner anthemia. This is flanked by further panels containing pedestals ornamented with ram masks and festoons, and supporting fluted urns bearing further festoons. Above this there are arabesques, scrolled hearts, and wreaths enclosing rosettes which are surmounted by anthemia. The chimneypiece is flanked by entrances with a frieze of fluting and rosettes, and the overdoors are ornamented with figurative roundels and corner rosettes. The opposite wall contains a central entrance with a frieze of fluting and rosettes, and the doorframe and door panels are bordered by bands of moulding. The flanking walls have central, raised niches containing statuary, and there is a figurative panel above. The niches are flanked by entrances, with overdoors ornamented with figurative roundels


bar scale of 2 3/4 inches to 10 feet


Section of the Hall, For Uvedale Price Esq.r – (in the hand of William Adam, underwritten in pencil) / A[_ _ _ _] 20th (pencil) and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • c1771

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (478 x 514)


Office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 57
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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