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SM Adam volume 17/33


[19] Record drawing for a pedestal table, 1777


Elevation of a narrow pedestal table, with fluted legs ornamented with rosettes, gadrooned ball feet, and a stretcher ornamented with guilloche, and the legs support a table rail ornamented with double calyx, a central tablet containing an urn flanked by winged griffons, and an apron of festoons, and the table is surmounted by a moulded box or casket


bar scale of 6 inches to 2 feet


For George Keate Esqr.

Signed and dated

  • 1777
    Adelphi / 1777

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and coloured washes including sepia and Indian yellow on laid paper (354 x 522)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 36
Harris, 1963, pp. 54, 71
Wainwright, 1996, p. 40
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



Exhibition history

Robert Adam's London, Sir John Soane's Museum, London, 30 November 2016 - 11 March 2017

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