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  • image SM Adam volume 27/33

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SM Adam volume 27/33


[3] Design for the dining room, c1766, unexecuted


Plan and laid out wall elevations of a rectangular room, with a two-bay window wall, a chimney wall opposite, screens of Ionic columns on the side walls, doors, and arabesque panels


bar scale of 3/10 inch to 1 foot

Signed and dated

  • c1776
    datable to c1766

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (601 x 588)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Nasmith or Giuseppe Sacco


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 20
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 179
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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