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SM Adam volume 17/160


[12] Preliminary design for a bedstead, c1761-63, there is no evidence that these designs were executed


Elevation of a four-poster bed with a domed canopy ornamented with urns, putti and military trophies. The legs are fluted and ornamented with acanthus leaves, and the base rail ornamented with Vitruvian scroll with foliage. Further ornamentation is drawn feintly in pencil


to a scale


Design of a Bed for their Majestys

Signed and dated

  • 1763
    datable to 1763

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (376 x 644)


Adam office hand, possibly George Richardson


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, index p. 35
Harris, 1963, p. 54
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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