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SM Adam volume 14/11


[8] Design for a ceiling for the drawing room, 1775


Plan of a rectangular ceiling with apsidal ends divided by bands of guilloche enclosing rosettes. The central flat is ornamented with a central medallion, encircled by enclosed calyx, and within a circular frame ornamented with crockets, encircled by fans, and set within a x-shape arrangement which terminates at each end with a segmental band of anthemia enclosed within scrolled hearts, and the x-shaped arrangement supports a drop of calyx which runs into each corner, with a central medallion, and terminating in a tazza. The apses are ornamented with a patera enclosed within a fan, encircled by a segmental frame ornamented with crockets, and a band of enclosed rosettes within a repeating segmental pattern, and drops of calyx


bar scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot


Cieling of the Drawing room at Anthony Chamier Esqrs at Epsom

Signed and dated

  • February 1775
    Adelphi / 14t Febry 1775

Medium and dimensions

Pen and cerulean blue wash on laid paper (552 x 381)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi


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



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