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Reference number

SM Adam volume 25/74


[17] Designs of door furniture, c1780


Elevation of door furniture in the form of peltoid shield ornamented with festoon of husk. The handle with a central rosette is shown in elevation to the left and in profile to the right


to a scale


Lock furniture for Sir John Ramsden / Plated in Silver / 74

Signed and dated

  • c1780
    datable to c1780

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and coloured washes of sepia and yellow on laid paper (430 x 320)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi or Robert Morison


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 5
Spiers, 1979, p. 46, Index, p. 5
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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