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GLAHA 41065: Design for a writing cabinet and chair, for The Hill House, Helensburgh 1904 - click to view larger image

GLAHA 41065
Design for a writing cabinet and chair, for The Hill House, Helensburgh 1904
(furniture design)

DES MACKINTOSH, Charles Rennie; (Scottish; 1868-1928)


Materials:
pencil and watercolour on paper
Dimensions:
26.4 x 46.3
Frame:
RH
Marks:
d. and inscr. in pencil b.r. "140 Bath Street Glasgow 1904 Chair"; inscr. in pencil t.l. "Sketch for Writing Cabinet No 1 W. w Blackie ESQR."; inscribed with various other notes
References:
D1904.16 p.156 BILLCLIFFE, Roger 1986 'Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Complete Furniture, Furniture Drawings & Interior Designs', London: John Murray
Notes:
Mackintosh's version of the cabinet shown in this design is displayed in The Mackintosh House - see GLAHA 41254 - and is one his most sophisticated furniture designs both in terms of design and materials. Two pairs of candlesticks in ebonised wood with silver bowls were made from this design. The second pair, for Mackintosh himself, did not have mother-of-pearl inlay, and varied slightly from Blackie's set in the taper of the columns. The silversmith was David Hislop. Scale 1:12
Keywords:
FURNITURE DESIGN : WRITING CABINET : CHAIR : THE HILL HOUSE, HELENSBURGH : BLACKIE, WALTER : : CRM ONLINE :

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