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  • image SM Adam volume 50/57

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SM Adam volume 50/57


[6] Design for one wall for the second scheme for the eating parlour (later the ball room), 1775, as executed


Section through a rectangular room, showing a chimney wall elevation, with a coved ceiling, ornamented with urns on turned pedestals, connected by festoons, and by enclosed rosettes within figures-of-eight enclosing rosettes, and there are two chimneypieces, with fluted stiles, and tablets containing birds, surmounted by circular overmantel pictures, within Corinthian frames, with friezes of festoons, and surmounted by further rectangular pictures, and the two chimneypieces flank a large rectangular ruinscape, with a fluted frame, with an apron of rosettes within fans, and festoons, and surmounted by an urn and festoons, and to either side of the chimneypieces are rectangular grisaille panels, and doors, with console architraves, surmounted by rectangular overdoor ruinscapes, and the room has a frieze ornamented with urns enclosed within connected double calyx and scrolls


bar scale of 4 inches to 10 feet


Design for finishing the Chimney side of the Eating Parlor, for The Right Honble. The Earl of Bective / dark green / Light green / Ruin / Picture / Picture / Ruin

Signed and dated

  • 02/12/1775
    Adelphi Decr. 2d 1775

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (599 x 493)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 52
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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