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SM Adam volume 53/7 (part)


[87] Record drawings for friezes for the bedchamber and circular closet, ND; it is not known if these designs were executed


Elevation of friezes for the bedchamber and the circular closet. The bedchamber frieze is composed of alternating poppies, and urns supported by tubular flowers, connected by arabesques. The circular closet frieze is composed of enclosed urns hung from bows, alternating with tubular flowers, supporting naturalistic anthemia and foliage


bar scale of 3/4 inch to 1 foot


Bed Chamber / Circular Dressing room and some measurements given in pencil

Signed and dated

  • ND

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on the laid paper of the folio page (290 x 470)


Adam office hand, possibly James Adam




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 38
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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