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GLAHA 41072: Design for tables and chair with high back, for the Room de Luxe, Willow Tea Rooms, Glasgow 1903 - click to view larger image

GLAHA 41072
Design for tables and chair with high back, for the Room de Luxe, Willow Tea Rooms, Glasgow 1903
(furniture design)

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


Materials:
pencil and watercolour on wove paper
Dimensions:
32.8 x 50.6
Frame:
RH
Marks:
inscr. in pencil c.r. "Leather seat and back"; inscr. in pencil b.c. "2' 5" square / x 2' 5" high / 4 like this / 3-3' 6" circular / Greenock Cabinet Co"; inscr. in pencil t.l. "MISS CRANSTONS / SAUCHIEHALL ST / DRAWING OF / CHAIRS FOR / CENTRAL TABLE / LADIES ROOM"
References:
D1903.22 p.135 BILLCLIFFE, Roger 1986 'Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Complete Furniture, Furniture Drawings & Interior Designs', London: John Murray
Notes:
The Room de Luxe was located on the first floor of The Willow Tea Rooms. It is one of the most precious interiors Mackintosh designed, probably in collaboration with his artist-wife, Margaret Macdonald. The chairs in the design are virtually as executed. The back panel was pierced by a triple willow leaf motif and the rear horizontal support lowered. See GLAHA 52401 and 52815. The tables were by far the most elaborate dining tables designed for Miss Cranston. Scale 1:12
Keywords:
FURNITURE DESIGN : TABLES : HIGH-BACK CHAIR : ROOM DE LUXE : WILLOW TEA ROOMS, GLASGOW : CRANSTON, CATHERINE : SAUCHIEHALL ST : CRM ONLINE :

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