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SM Adam volume 25/49


[64] Finished drawing for door furniture, c1767-68


Elevation and profiles for gilded door furniture, with a central door knob, and ornamented with anthemia, calyx, acanthus leaves, guilloche and rosettes, and with pencil-drawn annotations


to a scale


Lock furniture (in the hand of William Adam) / Syon (in pencil in a modern curatorial hand)

Signed and dated

  • 1767-68
    datable to c1767-68

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and coloured washes including sepia and Indian yellow on laid paper (251 x 330)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 28
Stillman, 1966, p. 109
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



Exhibition history

Original Drawings of Robert and James Adam, Kenwood House, London, 1953

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