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SM Adam volume 20/195


[4] Design for an overmantel mirror frame for the drawing room, 1771; it is not known if this design was executed


Elevation of a rectangular overmantel mirror frame, flanked by an architrave which extends to the ground, and is ornamented with anthemia in the capitals, and the frame is articulated by terms ornamented with drops of calyx, and holding festoons, and the top rail is ornamented with a central mask enclosed within a wreath, flanked by alternating double calyx and anthemia enclosed within wreaths, and the frame is surmounted by billowing urns on turned pedestals, and lions flanking an urn


bar scale of 1 ¾ inches to 1 foot


Glass frame over Chimney in front drawing room / at Mr Thynne’s

Signed and dated

  • 1771
    datable to 1771

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (329 x 457)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 36
Harris, 1963, Index p. 54
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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