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GLAHA 41741: Design for a couch in Ladies' Common Room, Glasgow School of Art 1910 - click to view larger image

GLAHA 41741
Design for a couch in Ladies' Common Room, Glasgow School of Art 1910
(furniture design)

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


Materials:
pencil, ink and watercolour on paper
Dimensions:
35.2 x 52.3
Frame:
IH
Marks:
d. and insc. in pencil b.r. "4 Blythswood Square / Glasgow October 1910."; inscr. in pencil t.l. "THE GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART / COUCH IN LADIES COMMON ROOM / WOOD IN BIRCH STAINED DARK AND WAXED. / UPHOLSTERED WITH MOUSE GREY CORDUROY"; other notes in Fra Newbery's hand, right "With a seat this width / a stuffed or even padded back / is not neccessary at all / cushions can be hung along / the wall at the back (from / a little moulding) and / movable cushions as / many as are needed can / be placed on the seat"; and "Please / note / this / FN / Note / Referring to conversation (...?) suggested / the frame alone be made (trade size) to allow / of a mattress (hospital) being used instead / of sguffed suchions. No stuffed upholstery / is wanted please / FN"; followed by Fran Newbery's stamp, "Fra N" inside a palette
References:
D1910.14 p.210 BILLCLIFFE, Roger 1986 'Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Complete Furniture, Furniture Drawings & Interior Designs', London: John Murray
Notes:
This design is by Mackintosh but the drawing is likely to have been by one of his assistants. Francis Newbery, Headmaster of Glasgow School of Art, has added comments on the sheet. No corresponding executed piece is known.
Keywords:
FURNITURE DESIGN : COUCH : GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART : LADIES' COMMON ROOM : CRM ONLINE :

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