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SM Adam volume 17/124


[19] Design for the drawing room chimney grate, 1773, unexecuted


Elevation of a grate, with winged lions, and turned legs ornamented with fluting and acanthus leaves, supporting a band of enclosed rosettes, enclosed anthemia, enclosed calyx, and arabesques. Above the lions are putti and urns, and above the legs is a fire basket with turned andirons, and ornamented with fluting, urns, a top rail of Vitruvian scroll, and an arched fire back ornamented with a figurative medallion, festoons, fluting, and surmounted by an enclosed anthemion, and with a part-drawn pencil plan below


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


Grate for Robert Child Esqr

Signed and dated

  • April 1773
    Adelphi / 22d April 1773

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (404 x 291)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 25
Harris, 2001, p. 167
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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