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SM Adam volume 22/267


[6] Design for a chimneypiece and overmantel for the ante room, 1769, unexecuted


Elevation of a chimneypiece, with profile volute stiles, supporting female busts, and with a frieze ornamented with ox skulls, urns, and fluting, and with enclosed rosettes in the capitals, and the chimneypiece is surmounted by an overmantel, with three roundels, alternating with lozenges enclosing rosettes, and flanked by anthemia, all set within a rectangular frame, flanked by drops of calyx supporting candle branches on each side, and surmounted by a band of Vitruvian scroll, and four urns


to a scale


Anti room Chimney Piece at General Burgoyne's and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1769

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (295 x 293)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 40
Draper, 1999, p. 127
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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