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  • adj. in the style of Robert Adam

Etymologies

Adam +‎ -esque (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Decorated with gold leaf and Adamesque pilasters, the interior has a music room; a dining room in ornate, rich red with a Renaissance-style ceiling; and five utterly beautiful interconnecting reception rooms — the perfect party zone, with butlers and champagne cocktails made with gold leaf (hopefully not fallen from the ceiling).

    Home Sweet Hotel

  • There were Adamesque plaster motifs around, and it all seemed like a grand, oversized dining room in a

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  • One ascends via a gracefully curved "flying" double stair to the Georgian Revival room with its Adamesque ceiling reliefs and moldings, and arcade piers articulated by marble Ionic pilasters.

    New York Sun - All Articles

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