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GLAHA 41705: Design for a writing desk, bookshelves and door 1901 - click to view larger image

GLAHA 41705
Design for a writing desk, bookshelves and door 1901
(furniture design)

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


Materials:
pencil and watercolour on paper
Dimensions:
25.4 x 38.4
Frame:
RH
Marks:
s. and inscr. in pencil b.r. "CHAS. R MACKINTOSH / 140 BATH STREET / GLASGOW"; inscr. in pencil alongside b. of drawing "DOOR. SEAT / OPENING BETWEEN ROOMS BOOKS WRITING DESK. BOOKS ABOVE BOOKS BOOKS."
References:
D1901.14 p.101 BILLCLIFFE, Roger 1986 'Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Complete Furniture, Furniture Drawings & Interior Designs', London: John Murray
Notes:
This is a puzzling drawing, which cannot be identified with any specific project. It shares stylistic similarities to the final Haus eines Kunstfreundes designs, particularly the Ladies Room. However, the design for a writing desk cannot be located on the plans of that project. The dimensions and stylistic features such as the decorative panels are related to GLAHA 41704. Another possibility is that this is an early design for the Waerndorfer music salon of 1903
Keywords:
FURNITURE DESIGN : WRITING DESK : BOOKSHELVES : DOOR : CRM ONLINE :

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