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GLAHA 41118: Design for two cabinets, for Mrs Rowat, 14 Kingsborough Gardens, Glasgow 1902 - click to view larger image

GLAHA 41118
Design for two cabinets, for Mrs Rowat, 14 Kingsborough Gardens, Glasgow 1902
(furniture design)

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


Materials:
pencil and watercolour
Dimensions:
29.6 x 45.0
Frame:
RH
Marks:
d. and inscr. in pencil b.r. "140 BATH STREET / GLASGOW 1902"; inscr. in pencil b.l. "SKETCH OF / CABINET FOR / MRS ROWAT / 14 KINGSBOR / OUGH GARDENS"; inscr. in pencil t.l. "FRIEZE RAIL"; inscr. in pencil t.r. "SILVER DOORS / INLAID WITH / COLOURED GLASS / DOORS OPEN"; inscribed with various other notes
References:
D1902.4 p.118 BILLCLIFFE, Roger 1986 'Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Complete Furniture, Furniture Drawings & Interior Designs', London: John Murray
Notes:
Mackintosh was invited to decorate several rooms, as well as remodel the dining room fireplace at the home of the mother of Fra Newbery's, artsit-wife, the embroiderer, Jessie Rowat Newbery. Newbery was the Head of Glasgow School of Art and Mackintosh's mentor. Mrs Rowat's home at 14 Kingsborough Gardens, Glasgow, was situated in the West End of Glasgow. The cabinets were designed by Mackintosh to be situated opposite the fireplace. The insides of the doors feature glass inlays in the shape of a stylised figure holding a rose ball. Two cabinets to this design are in the drawing room of The Mackintosh House, Hunterian Art Gallery. See 41221 and 41222.
Keywords:
FURNITURE DESIGN : CABINETS : MR AND MRS ROWAT : 14 KINGSBOROUGH GARDENS, GLASGOW : CRM ONLINE :

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