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Robert Adam FRSE FRS FSA (Scot) FSA FRSA (3 July 1728 – 3 March 1792) was a British neoclassical architect, interior designer and furniture designer. He was the son of William Adam (1689–1748), the country's foremost architect of the time, and trained under him. With his older brother John, Robert took on the family business, which included lucrative work for the Board of Ordnance, after William's death.


In 1754, he left for Rome, spending nearly five years on the continent studying architecture under Charles-Louis Clérisseau and Giovanni Battista Piranesi. On his return to Britain he established a practice in London, where he was joined by his younger brother James. Here he developed the "Adam Style", and his theory of "movement" in architecture, based on his studies of antiquity and became one of the most successful and fashionable architects in the country. Adam held the post of Architect of the King's Works from 1761 to 1769.


Robert Adam was a leader of the first phase of the classical revival in England and Scotland from around 1760 until his death. He influenced the development of Western architecture, both in Europe and in North America. Adam designed interiors and fittings as well as houses.


He served as the member of Parliament for Kinross-shire from 1768 to 1774.

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ROBERT ADAM (1728-1792)
A CHIMNEYPIECE FROM HAREWOOD HOUSE
A rare and important large George III Chippendale period pine chimneypiece possibly designed by Robert Adam or John Carr; the carving throughout of...
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Mackinnon - Fine Furniture
ROBERT ADAM (1728-1792)
A Fine Pair of 19th Century, George III Style, Neo-Classical Pier Mirrors
A Fine Pair of 19th Century, George III Style, Neoclassical Pier Mirrors, in the manner of Robert Adam. This elegant and ornate pair of pier gl...
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Adrian Alan
ROBERT ADAM (1728-1792)
A late 18th Century antique fireplace mantle of pleasing architectural form
The moulded Old English cornice shelf above a frieze centered by a Statuary tablet inlaid with richly veined Old English, flanked by panels of Dove...
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Jamb
ROBERT ADAM (1728-1792)
A late 18th Century Neo Classical Anglo Irish Antique Fireplace
The shelf with undecorated but moulded tiered shelf, typical of Irish workmanship, the frieze centred with a tablet carved with a tazza shaped lidd...
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Jamb
ROBERT ADAM (1728-1792)
A Pair of Giltwood and Gesso Pedestals
A Pair of Giltwood and Gesso Pedestals, in the Manner of Robert Adam. Each pedestal having a circular base supporting three long ram-headed upright...
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Adrian Alan
ROBERT ADAM (1728-1792)
A very important late 18th Century statuary marble fireplace
with detached fluted columns terminating in ionic capitals, beneath corner blockings carved with anthemions. The chimneypiece has a centre tablet t...
£150000
Jamb
ROBERT ADAM (1728-1792)
Adam Period Looking Glass Mirror
An elegant 18th century carved giltwood looking glass with the original mercury plate.
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Freshfords Fine Antiques
ROBERT ADAM (1728-1792)
Antique pair of Knife Urns
An impressive pair of George III style mahogany knife urns with finely carved detail. Probably made in the first half of the nineteenth century.
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Moxhams Antiques
ROBERT ADAM (1728-1792)
Edwardian Carved Wood and Gesso Wall Mirror
Edwardian Carved Wood and Gesso Wall Mirror in the Adam Style of Ribbons and Bell Flowers Flanked by Two Torches 39"w x 32"h
£1650
Church Street Antiques
ROBERT ADAM (1728-1792)
George III Adam period giltwood Setee
Extremely fine George III Adam period giltwood settee in the manner of Robert Adam.
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John Keil Ltd
ROBERT ADAM (1728-1792)
George III mahogany urn stand in the manner of Robert Adam
A fine George III mahogany urn stand in the manner of Robert Adam, retaining excellent original colour & patina. The square top with low gallery ar...
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Millington Adams
ROBERT ADAM (1728-1792)
Pair of Giltwood Adam Salon Chairs
An important pair of carved giltwood and cream painted armchairs in the Adam taste, with ribbon-carved downswept arms. The padded seats on fluted ...
£12500
Christopher Buck Antiques
ROBERT ADAM (1728-1792)
Pair of Pier Mirrors in the Neoclassical Style
Constructed in giltwood and gesso; having elliptical mirror plates enclosed within frames exuberantly dressed with swirling foliates, having swags ...
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Butchoff
ROBERT ADAM (1728-1792)
Stunning 19th Century Carved Bowfront Rosewood Settee in the Style of Robert Ada...
The neo-classsical rosewood frame is fine and crisply carved with John Adam style urns to the back supports and delicately carved rosettes and down...
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Freshfords Fine Antiques