Design for a chimneypiece for the bedchamber, 1780, executed with minor alterations (1)
There is an Adam office grey-washed finished drawing duplicate of Adam volume 23/140 at the West Yorkshire Archive Service, Morley (WYL5013/D/3/1/12). The drawing at WYAS had previously been catalogued as being intended for William Weddell’s bedchamber at his London townhouse at 6 Upper Brook Street (purchased in 1772). This is incorrect, as the chimneypiece was executed almost in accordance with Adam’s design in a bedchamber at Newby Hall itself. This room is now known as Lady Grantham’s bedchamber, and is among the private rooms of the house. It is unlikely that the chimneypiece was moved here from elsewhere as the eighteenth-century frieze around the top of the room is identical to that on the chimneypiece. The only variation between the drawing and the executed chimneypiece is the substitution of poppies for the oval medallions in the capitals.