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Design for a cheval mirror, Windyhill, Kilmacolm 1901
DES MACKINTOSH, Charles Rennie; (Scottish; 1868-1928)
pencil and watercolour on paper
31.4 x 32.8
s. in pencil b.r. "Chas R Mackintosh"; inscr. in pencil t.l. "SKETCH FOR MIRROR"
D1901.50 p.112 BILLCLIFFE, Roger 1986 'Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Complete Furniture, Furniture Drawings & Interior Designs', London: John Murray
Mackintosh designed Windyhill, Kilmacolm for his client, William Davidson, a provisions merchant, who was to become one of Mackintosh's most loyal patrons. Davidson had previously commissioned furniture from Mackintosh in the 1890s for his property at Gladsmuir, Kilmacolm. This design is virtually as executed (see GLAHA 41230), except that the mirror was finally placed forward of the centre line of the base, a heart-shaped motif was pierced in the supports for the trays, and the glass decoration over the mirror did not incorporate the lead- work as shown in this drawing.
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