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SM Adam volume 17/7


[14] Record drawing for a sideboard table for the eating room, 1767, as executed


Part plan and part elevation of a sideboard table with four legs ornamented with ball feet, acanthus leaves, rosettes, and spiral fluting, and a table rail ornamented with guilloche, acanthus leaves, ram heads, fret, enclosed rosettes, and an apron of crockets composed of anthemia enclosing anthemia


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


Sideboard Table for the Eating room at Osterly / finished coloured [ _ _ _ _ ] (gold) at Osterley (in pencil in the hand of Arthur Bolton)

Signed and dated

  • 1767

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (581 x 321)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 25
Harris, 1963, p. 51
Tomlin, 1972, p. 25
Harris, 2001, p. 161
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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