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SM Adam volume 17/98


[4] Unfinished designs for hall chairs, 1778, possibly executed


Left – Elevation of a chair with tapering, fluted legs, turned feet and capitals. The seat rail is ornamented with a contiguous band of wreaths enclosing rosettes. The seat back is formed of a socle, surmounted by a roundel ornamented with a central anthemion surrounded by four rosettes each within roundels Right - Elevation of a chair with curule legs ornamented with rosettes. The seat rail contains a frieze of ribbons and swags, and the seat back is formed of a fluted socle surmounted by a roundel. This is ornamented with four anthemia, each enclosed within a scrolled heart


bar scale of 1½ inches to 1 foot


Hall Chairs for Sir Abraham Hume Bart. / 8

Signed and dated

  • March 1778
    Adelphi / 28. March 1778.

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (407 x 291)


Office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi or Robert Morison




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 41
Harris, 1963, pp. 56, 95
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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