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SM Adam volume 50/51


[13] Design for the ante room, 1764


Plan and laid out wall elevations of a small rectangular room, with a coved ceiling ornamented with a rosette encircled by a band of fluting, rosettes, festoons, and anthemia, and the central flat has a border of calyx, and anthemia enclosed within scrolled hearts. The room has a two-bay arcade on one wall, both with fan-lights in the arches, and one arch balustraded, and with a lamp on the pier in between, and adjacent to this is a chimney wall, with a chimneypiece ornamented with a frieze of urns, fluting, and rosettes, and surmounted by a medallion and festoons, and articulated by fluted Doric pilasters, and the wall opposite is ornamented with an identical medallion and festoons, and the other side wall has a door, and a medallion and festoons, and the whole room is ornamented with a fluted frieze


bar scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot


Section and Cieling of the Anti room for The Rt Honble Lord Frederick Campbell

Signed and dated

  • 14/10/1764
    October 14th - 1764 (in pencil)

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (674 x 585)


Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias


D&CBLAUW and XD&BC within a cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index pp. 2, 7
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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