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The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow 2018
Cheval mirror, for the bedroom, 120 Mains Street, Glasgow 1900
DES MACKINTOSH, Charles Rennie; (Scottish; 1868-1928)
oak, painted white, with glass inlays and silvered brass handles
207.3 x 67.6 x 62.5
p.385 1901 'Ver Sacrum', issue 23
With the bed (GLAHA 41228) this is the most stylistically advanced and successful piece designed for 120 Mains Street. The sleek rounded forms and sweeping profiles of this mirror make it one of Mackintosh's most sculptural and sensual pieces. The Mackintoshes clearly prized the item. In the autumn of 1900 they sent it to Austria, with a selection of other objects, to form part of their room setting at the progressive eighth exhibition of the Vienna Secession. The mirror was described as looking like an upturned sledge. The little side drawers were probably used by Margaret Macdonald for hair pins and combs.
The image shows the item on public display in The Mackintosh House at the Hunterian Art Gallery.
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