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SM Adam volume 17/197


[12] Design for a carpet for the dining room, 1778, possibly executed


Plan of a tripartite carpet, with a central square compartment, ornamented with a rosette, encircled by a fan and a band of guilloche. This is enclosed within an octagonal border of Vitruvian scroll and beyond this there are panels ornamented with festoons, and corner wreaths containing urns. The central compartment is flanked by rectangular strip compartments ornamented with rosettes, enclosed within a contiguous hexagonal band. The compartments are bordered by bands of fret with corner rosettes


bar scale of ¾ inch to 1 foot


Design of a Carpet for the Eating room at Wormleybury (underwritten in pencil) / faint pencil inscription

Signed and dated

  • August 1778
    18th Augst 1778

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and coloured washes including verdigris, Indian yellow, violet and pink (576 x 436)


Office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi or Robert Morison




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 31
Harris, 1963, p. 52
Harris, 2001, p. 342, 342 n.77
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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