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SM Adam volume 20/109


[20] Design for a commode and a pier glass, 1778


Elevation of a segmental commode, with the central portion projecting, and with a base rail ornamented with connected enclosed rosettes, and with a top rail ornamented with enclosed anthemia, with an apron of festoons supporting a large oval medallion. The commode is surmounted by a tripartite pier glass frame, articulated by terms, supporting arched tops composed of festoons, lower in the side bays, and surmounted by arabesques and anthemia, and the central bay is surmounted by a cameo enclosed within a wreath, flanked by festoons, and surmounted by an urn


bar scale of 2 1/4 inches to 1 foot


Glass and Commode for G. Keate Esqr. and some measurements given in pencil

Signed and dated

  • 1778

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (156 x 445)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi


GR surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 36
Harris, 1963, pp. 54, 77
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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