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SM Adam volume 52/62


[17] Preliminary design for door panels, possibly for the drawing room, 1775, unexecuted


Rough elevation of a tripartite door panel. The lowest panel is ornamented with a drop composed of winged griffons, tripods, medallions and festoons. The middle panel is ornamented with a drop composed of calyx, arabesques, rosettes, anthemia, winged sphinxes, ram masks, enclosed masks and wreaths. The top panel contains a central enclosed urn within a wreath, and flanked by lanterns (verso) rough pencil-drawn preliminary design for a jug


not to scale


Three pannels for th D. of Northumberland Doors, Northd House

Signed and dated

  • 22/02/1775
    Adelphi 22d Febry 1775

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (184 x 320)


Robert Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 42
Harris, 2001, p. 345
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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