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Robert Adam 1728-1792

Robert Adam was fundamental in the introduction of the new neo classical style to the English market working in close collaboration with Thomas Chippendale. Robert Adam was not really a furniture maker, rather a talented Scottish architect, draftsman and furniture designer. Having trained under his father William Adam he spent five years taking an extensive grand tour around Italy under the patronage of The Earl of Hopetoun who had been introduced to him by the Marquess of Annandale. These men, combined with their generosity and patronage launched Adam and his neo classical style onto the London scene. It was the influence of Robert Adam’s design on the exterior of his projects, for example great houses such as Kedleston Hall, Hopetoun House and Osterely Park that influenced his designs for the furniture that sat within. This heavily influenced other designers to fit their work to his. Elegance of line, lightness of style and delicate neo-classical undertones and murals were introduced. Inlay, satinwood and gilded wood are aspects that can be found in abundance within the collection of Robert Adam antique furniture held by Ronald Phillips.
  - A GEORGE III MAHOGANY SIDE TABLE
  - A GEORGE III CARVED GILTWOOD SIDE TABLE
  - A PAIR OF IRISH GEORGE III SIDE TABLES
  - A PAIR OF GEORGE III GILTWOOD SEMI-CIRCULAR SIDE TABLES
  - THE DUNDAS CONSOLE TABLE
  - A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY BEDSIDE CUPBOARDS
  - A GEORGE III CARVED GILTWOOD GIRANDOLE
  - A PAIR OF GEORGE III GILTWOOD GIRANDOLES ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM FRANCE
  - A GEORGE III GILTWOOD AND VERRE ÉGLOMISÉ OVAL MIRROR
  - A PAIR OF GEORGE III OVAL BORDER GLASS MIRRORS
  - A GEORGE III CUT GLASS EIGHT LIGHT CHANDELIER
  - A PAIR OF GEORGE III ‘STYLE’ CHANDELIERS
  - A PAIR OF GEORGE III GILTWOOD WALL LIGHTS
  - AN ADAM PERIOD CARVED GILTWOOD TORCHÉRE
  - A PAIR OF GEORGE III GILTWOOD TORCHÉRES
  - A PAIR OF GEORGE III THREE LIGHT ORMOLU CANDELABRA DESIGNED BY ROBERT ADAM
  - A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY PEDESTAL CUPBOARDS ATTRIBUTED TO VILE & COBB
  - A GEORGE III STERLING SILVER DOUBLE COASTER BY MICHAEL PLUMMER