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SM Adam volume 6/114


[14] Preliminary design and finished drawing for a sideboard table for the dining room, c1775-76, as executed


Elevation of a sideboard table, with eight legs, ornamented with drops of calyx and ram masks, supported by a pedestal, and with a table rail ornamented with fluting, festoons, a rosettes, and ram masks. The central compartment of the table is segmental, with a segmental apron beneath the table rail, and an urn below, and this is flanked by two straight link portions of table, and the end portions are slightly projecting


2 inches to 1 foot


base / [ _ _ _ _ _ _ ]

Signed and dated

  • 1775-76
    datable to 1775-76

Medium and dimensions

Pencil on laid paper (402 x 230)


Robert Adam


King, 1992, Volume I, p. 263
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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