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implies something made to turn, and it is impossible to consider these wall-lights being made to revolve. The only drawback to the term " wall-light " is that, should the candle-branches be removed, as in Fig. 83, it is difficult to find an applicable term at all. Adam's term of girandole, although inaccurate, may be found convenient, therefore, and can be adopted.
- 83 is moulded with wired composition, and is painted a very pale green. The oval panel is ornamented with a modelled figure of a winged cherub, painted white on a sage-green ground, in obvious imitation of Wedgwood's ware. Figs. 84 and 85 give two original designs of Adam for these girandoles, the first signed " Adelphi " and dated January 31, 1778, and indicated as for " Lady Bathurst's Dressing-room." The Earl Bathurst had only been created some six years before the date of this design. He is chiefly known as the builder of Apsley House, which was erected from the designs of Robert and James Adam during the years from 1771 to 1778. There is a story, however, that Lord Bathurst was Ms own architect, and found, when the building was nearly completed, that he had omitted to provide a staircase. The mansion was radically altered, however, in 1828, under the direction of Sir Jeffrey Wyatville, for the Duke of Wellington, and very little of the Adam work remains in the interior and none outside.
- 85 is indicated as for " Lord Cassillis's Eating-Room," and is dated 1782. The Earl of Cassillis (afterwards Marquis of Ailsa) was a countryman of Robert Adam, and this design was probably made for one of his Ayrshire seats, Cassillis or Culzean Castle.
The " Adelphi " appear to have taken the greatest pains in the general appoint
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