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SM Adam volume 23/203a


[1] Design for a chimney piece for the north-east bedchamber, c.1791, executed status unknown


Elevation of a chimney piece showing a moulded cornice and stiles, decorated with enclosed rosettes in the capitals and a central tablet containing a patera with crossed sprigs


bar scale of 1 1/2 inches to 1 foot


Veined Marble / N. East Bed Chamber / Veined Marble Stops & Coving / Veined / Marble / Veined on Stone with some dimensions

Signed and dated

  • c.1791
    datable to c.1791

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (273x448)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Morison or John Robertson


Portal & Bridges


Bolton, 1922, p. 10
Further literary references in scheme notes



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