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SM Adam volume 20/208


[1] Record drawing for a chimneypiece and overmantel mirror frame for an unknown room, 1779; it is not known if this design was executed


Elevation of a chimneypiece and overmantel mirror frame. The chimneypiece has stiles ornamented with drops of calyx hung from bows, surmounted by enclosed oval rosettes in the capitals; with a plain lining, a frieze of rosettes and festoons hung from bows, and a tablet ornamented with an urn flanked by sphinxes. The overmantel mirror fame is tripartite, with the central compartment being the widest and tallest; supported by tapering columns, with tripod candelabra at each end of the mantelpiece, and with a top rail ornamented with enclosed anthemia and a central tablet containing a cameo flanked by swags, and surmounted by urns and a central anthemion


bar scale of 1 2/5 inches to 1 foot


Chimney Piece & Glass frame for Peter Drinkwater Esqr

Signed and dated

  • 03/03/1779
    Adelphi / 3d / March 17[cropped] / 1779.

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (299 x 455)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Morison


GR surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 53
Harris, 1963, p. 59
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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