Robert Adam (Kirkcaldy 1728 - London 1792)
A set of painted dining room furniture, English. Drawings of both the pair of dining room urns on pedestals [NT 871341.2.1 and .2.2] and a wall mirror [NT 871341.4] by Robert Adam (1728 - 1792) survive, and so it is assumed that the fixed sideboard or serving table [NT 871341.1] and a marble-topped side or serving table [NT 871341.3] which are also part of the set were also made to his design.
Almost certainly designed by Robert Adam (1728 - 1792) circa 1780 and commissioned by John Parker (1734 - 1788), 1st Baron Boringdon. Thence by descent and accepted by HM Treasury in lieu of full payment of Death Duty. Possibly associated with a Treasury agreement of 1984.
Makers and roles
Robert Adam (Kirkcaldy 1728 - London 1792), designer
Macquoid, P. and Edwards, R., The Dictionary of English Furniture (Softback Edition, 1986), 3 vols., Volume Three, p. 139, Figure 5