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SM Adam volume 19/154


[1] Design for a garden seat, 1774, unexecuted


Plan and elevation of a single-storey, single-bay segmental, pedimented garden seat, with three acroteria, a fluted frieze with a central tablet of festoons, and an arched entrance flanked by medallions, and screened by two Doric columns, and with pencil-drawn annotations, including a window, and a landscape


bar scale of 2/5 inch to 1 foot


Mr Chamier (in feint pencil)

Signed and dated

  • 1774
    1774 (in feint pencil)

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (321 x 450)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 13
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 218
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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