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GLAHA 41762: Design for a couch, for the drawing-room, The Hill House, Helensburgh 1904 - click to view larger image

GLAHA 41762
Design for a couch, for the drawing-room, The Hill House, Helensburgh 1904
(furniture design)

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


Materials:
pencil and watercolour on paper
Dimensions:
28.1 x 44.3
Frame:
RH
Marks:
d. and inscr. in pencil b.r. "140 Bath Street / Glasgow"; inscr. t.l. "Walter W. Blackie Esqr. The Hill House Helensburgh. / Scale drawing of couch for Drawing Room."; inscr. in pencil b.r. "To be made in Oak or Mahogany Stained dark & French polished (exposed parts) / price to include spring seat, upholstery & (covering, with material to be supplied. / 4 castors - delivering & fitting up at Helensburgh"; inscribed with various other notes and measurements
References:
D1904.12 p.155 BILLCLIFFE, Roger 1986 'Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Complete Furniture, Furniture Drawings & Interior Designs', London: John Murray
Notes:
The couch probably was located at right angles to the fireplace in the large drawing-room. This defined a cosy area in front of the fire. The design is virtually as exectured.
Keywords:
FURNITURE DESIGN : COUCH : DRAWING-ROOM : THE HILL HOUSE, HELENSBURGH : BLACKIE, WALTER : CRM ONLINE :

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