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SM Adam volume 22/51


[6] Design for a chimneypiece for the drawing room, pre 1769, unexecuted


Elevation of a chimneypiece, with an ogee opening, and a lining with fluted engaged columns, and a pointed canopy; ornamented with crockets, heraldic roundels, and a trefoil. The stiles are composed of narrow paired compound engaged columns, flanking a pedestal ornamented with a quatrefoil, surmounted by an octagonal pedestal, and above is another pointed canopy; ornamented with crockets and fluting. The mantel is ornamented with octagonal pedestals supporting pinecones, and between these are lozenges enclosing quatrefoils


bar scale of 1 inch to 1 foot


Drawing room Chimney Piece for Alnwick Castle (underwritten in pencil)

Signed and dated

  • pre 1769
    datable to before 1769

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and coloured washes including red and Prussian blue on laid paper (268 x 247)


Unknown eighteenth-century hand


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 1
Harris, 2001, pp. 85, 343
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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