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SM Adam volume 18/58


[27] Working drawing for a commode in the drawing room, 1773, executed with alterations


Elevation of the centre and left-hand side panels of a commode, supported and articulated by pilaster legs, ornamented with anthemia enclosed within lozenges, and arabesques, and with block feet, with a lower rail of rosettes enclosed by guilloche, and with an apron of crockets. With a central compartment containing a figurative medallion with an octagonal frame of fluting and cable moulding, framed by anthemia, arabesques, urns on pedestals ornamented with medallions, cameos, fluting, spiral fluting, and surmounted by an anthemion, and with an upper register of arabesques, rosettes, tubular flowers, and a tablet containing a cameo and winged griffons. The outer compartments contain oval figurative medallions framed by arabesques, rosettes, and anthemia, and with an upper register of arabesques, rosettes, acanthus leaves and an urn, and with a table rail of rosettes enclosed within guilloche, and fluting


full size


Figures painted / on a dark Green Ground / dark Green Ground / painted figures / on a dark Green Ground

Signed and dated

  • 1773
    datable to 1773

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and coloured washes including Indian yellow and pink on laid paper (1008 x 876)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi


Tomlin, 1972, p. 42
Harris, 2001, p. 166
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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