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GLAHA 41136: Design for a linen cupboard, for John Henderson, Glasgow 1895 - click to view larger image

GLAHA 41136
Design for a linen cupboard, for John Henderson, Glasgow 1895
(furniture design)

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


Materials:
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper.
Dimensions:
30.1 x 49.0
Frame:
IH
Marks:
inscr. in pencil t.r. "25"; inscr. in pencil t.l. "A. LINEN CUPBOARD for John Henderson Esq. Glasgow"; inscr. with other notes and measurements
References:
D1895.7 p.34 BILLCLIFFE, Roger 1986 'Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Complete Furniture, Furniture Drawings & Interior Designs', London: John Murray
Notes:
The executed cabinet (Coll. Glasgow School of Art) was stained green; the pendant leaf motif hanging from the bottom of the cupboard proved fragile and has since been broken off. However, Mackintosh developed this stylistic device, transforming it into a characteristic dip, based on the swooping bird motif and incorporated it on later works, at the lower apron or stretcher.
Keywords:
FURNITURE DESIGN : LINEN CUPBOARD : HENDERSON, JOHN : CRM ONLINE :

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