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  • image SM Adam volume 33/89

Reference number

SM Adam volume 33/89


[3] Design for a house showing the first storey, 1789, unexecuted


First floor plan of a house as Adam volume 33/86, with the central window on the principal elevation being slightly recessed, and with a segmental balcony formed by the porticoed door below, and this is flanked by tripartite windows. The side elevations each have two open and two blind windows, and the rear elevation has three clustered central windows, flanked by blind windows. The house contains bedrooms arranged around a central half-turn staircase at the centre of the garden front


bar scale of ¾ inch to 10 feet


Plan of the Bed Chamber Story of a house for Ths White Esqr (of a house for Ths White Esqr in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / Bed Chamber / Bed room / Bed room / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber and measurements give (verso) No 6 / these Plans no 15 within the Book / 15 (in pencil)

Signed and dated

  • 05/06/1789
    Albermarle Street / 5t. June 1789

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (472 x 298)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Morison or Daniel Robertson, with addition to title inscription in the hand of William Adam




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 58
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 136
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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