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SM Adam volume 45/61


[2] Design for the first storey of the house, possibly executed, c1789


Plan of the first storey of a seven-bay building with alterations. The central five bays of the north front are projecting, and on the south front there is a canted three-bay bow. Within, alterations to the north-east corner show the additions of a bedchamber and closet. Alterations to the south-west corner form a circular ante room, and this leads to an additional wing to the west of the house. The west wing is divided into two rooms, forming a picture room and further bedchamber


bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet


Plan of the one pair Story / Bed Chamber / Water Closet / Closet / Drawing room / Anti room / Passage / Bed Chamber / Closet / Dress room / Picture room / Bed Chamber / (and in pencil) 2nd Design / E / S / W and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • c1789

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and pink wash on laid paper (461 x 251)


Office hand, possibly Robert Morison or Daniel Robertson


[_ _ _ _ _ _ _]Teddington


Banded cartouche surmounted by a fleur-de-lis


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 30
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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