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GLAHA 41112: Design for card tables, for the Card Room, Hous'hill, Nitshill, Glasgow 1909 - click to view larger image

GLAHA 41112
Design for card tables, for the Card Room, Hous'hill, Nitshill, Glasgow 1909
(furniture design)

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


Materials:
pencil and watercolour on wove paper
Dimensions:
69.5 x 43.5 (irregular)
Frame:
AntU (unmounted)
Marks:
d. and inscr. in pencil b.r. "4 Blythswood Square - / Glasgow June 1909"; inscr. in pencil b.r. "The Hous'hill Nitshill for John Cochrane Esq. / Drawing of Tables for card Room. 4 wanted / To be made in plane tree or plain grained maple / stained silver grey and dull polished / Price to include making & delivering"; various other notes and measurements
References:
D1909.2 p.199 BILLCLIFFE, Roger 1986 'Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Complete Furniture, Furniture Drawings & Interior Designs', London: John Murray
Notes:
In 1903-4 Miss Cranston and her husband Major Cochrane invited Mackintosh to redecorate and furnish interiors at their home, Hous'hill, Nitshill Mackintosh returned to Hous'hill in 1909, to design furniture and fittings for a new Card Room. The tables had plain wooden top, quartered and hinged along each side, which, when opened, provided a large playing surface. The top was covered in green baize. In the centre were four square panels, decorated with inlaid mother of pearl. Scale, 1:12 and full size.
Keywords:
FURNITURE DESIGN : CARD TABLES : TABLES : CARD ROOM : HOUS'HILL, NITSHILL, GLASGOW : COCHRANE, JOHN : CRANSTON, CATHERINE : CRM ONLINE :

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