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SM Adam volume 18/59


[4] Working drawing for a chimneypiece for the round drawing room, 1767


Elevation of a detail of a chimneypiece, with spirally fluted column stiles and acanthus capitals; flanking an architrave ornamented with guilloche enclosing rosettes; around a cusp-shaped lining ornamented with laurel leaves and waterleaf; and with a frieze ornamented with alternating double anthemia and lozenges enclosing stars, flanked by compartments containing drops of calyx, and with an ornamental mantel (verso) a rough pencil-drawn wall elevation


full size


rough pencil calculations

Signed and dated

  • 1767
    datable to 1767

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and coloured washes including terre verte, red and yellow on laid paper (1021 x 622)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Giuseppe Sacco


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 29
Stillman, 1966, p. 111
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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