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GLAHA 41714: Design for a linen cupboard, for William Davidson c.1896 - click to view larger image

GLAHA 41714
Design for a linen cupboard, for William Davidson c.1896
(furniture design)

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


Materials:
pencil on paper
Dimensions:
40.6 x 30.5
Frame:
RU
Marks:
inscribed with various measurements
References:
D1896.10 p.37-9 BILLCLIFFE, Roger 1986 'Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Complete Furniture, Furniture Drawings & Interior Designs', London: John Murray
Notes:
William Davidson, a provisions merchant, was to become one of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's most loyal patrons. In 1896, Davidson commissioned Mackintosh to design furniture for his home 'Gladsmuir', Kilmacolm, and subsequently to design his first important house, Windyhill, Kilmacolm. This drawing shows some of the preliminary ideas for the decoration of the metalwork for a linen cupboard and suggests that Mackintosh had considered introducing carved wooden ornament at the centre, below the upper cupboard. However, the most interesting variation from the executed cabinet is the incorporation of two decorative panels on the lower doors. The sketch of one of these is very similar in style and subject matter to the huge female figures stencilled on the walls at Buchanan Street Tea Rooms in 1896.
Keywords:
FURNITURE DESIGN : LINEN CUPBOARD : DAVIDSON, WILLIAM : CRM ONLINE :

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