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Writing cabinet, for 120 Mains Street, Glasgow, or 6 Florentine Terrace (78 Southpark Avenue), Glasgow 1904-5
DES MACKINTOSH, Charles Rennie; (Scottish; 1868-1928)
mahogany and sycamore, ebonised, with peartree, mother-of-pearl, ivory, glass inlays, metal fittings
122.0 x 94.0 x 45.8
1904.13 p.156 BILLCLIFFE, Roger 1986 'Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Complete Furniture, Furniture Drawings & Interior Designs', London: John Murray
In 1904 Mackintosh prepared designs for a writing cabinet for Walter Blackie at The Hill House, Helensburgh. This version, which differs only slightly from the design chosen by Blackie, was made for Mackintosh's personal use. For this finished product, Mackintosh employed a range of different materials, including mahogany, ivory, pearwood and leaded glass. The overall design combines a sophisticated range of subtle tapering and geometric forms. The item is on public display in The Mackintosh House at the Hunterian Art Gallery.
The National Fund for Acquisitions (NFA) and the National Arts Collections Fund (NACF) assisted with the purchase of this cabinet.
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