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GLAHA 41110: Design for furniture, for hall, Windyhill, Kilmacolm 1901 - click to view larger image

GLAHA 41110
Design for furniture, for hall, Windyhill, Kilmacolm 1901
(furniture design)

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


Materials:
pencil and watercolour on wove paper
Dimensions:
32.5 x 70.4
Frame:
AtH
Marks:
s. in pencil b.r. "Chas R Mackintosh"; inscr. alongside b. edge "CHAIR SIDE. TABLE. CHAIR FRONT. FRONT OF BENCH SIDE."; inscr. in pencil t.l. "HALL FURNIT / URE FOR WILL / IAM DAVIDSO / N ESQR"; other notes and measurements
References:
D1901.30 p.108 BILLCLIFFE, Roger 1986 'Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Complete Furniture, Furniture Drawings & Interior Designs', London: John Murray
Notes:
Windyhill, Kilmacolm, was Mackintosh's first major domestic commission. It was begun in 1900 for his client William Davidson, a Glasgow provisions merchant, who was to become one of Mackintosh's most loyal patrons. Davidson had previously commissioned furniture from Mackintosh in the 1890s for his property at Gladsmuir, Kilmacolm. The hall was an important space in the house, doubling up as a dining room for large gatherings. The table was built virtually as shown. However, arms and tapering backs were added to the executed chairs.
Keywords:
FURNITURE DESIGN : HALL : WINDYHILL, KILMACOLM : DAVIDSON, WILLIAM : KILMACOLM : CRM ONLINE :

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