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GLAHA 41777: Design for a writing cabinet, for Michael Diack, Glasgow 1901 - click to view larger image

GLAHA 41777
Design for a writing cabinet, for Michael Diack, Glasgow 1901
(furniture design)

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


Materials:
pencil and watercolour on paper
Dimensions:
26.1 x 42.6
Frame:
RH
Marks:
s. and inscr. in pencil b.r. "CHARLES / RENNIE / MACKINTOSH / 140 BATH STR / GLASGOW"; inscr. in pencil b.l. "SKETCH FOR WRITING CABINET FOR MICHALE DIACK ESQR."; inscribed with various other notes and measurements
References:
D1901.2 p.97 BILLCLIFFE, Roger 1986 'Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Complete Furniture, Furniture Drawings & Interior Designs', London: John Murray
Notes:
J. Michael Diack was a music teacher, publisher and the founder of the Glasgow Bach Choir and friend of Mackintosh's important patron, William Davidson. Diack owned at least three furniture pieces designed by Mackintosh. The drawing varies slightly from final design - see GLAHA 41353; the two slides supporting the front fall writing surface were moved outwards, perhaps to prevent damage to the decorative panels. This design is thought to be the first recorded appearance of Mackintosh's use of combined metal and glass panels.
Keywords:
FURNITURE DESIGN : WRITING CABINET : DIACK, J. MICHAEL : CRM ONLINE :

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