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GLAHA 41783: Design for a bookcase, for Dunglass Castle, Bowling 1900 - click to view larger image

GLAHA 41783
Design for a bookcase, for Dunglass Castle, Bowling 1900
(furniture design)

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


Materials:
pencil and watercolour on paper
Dimensions:
28.9 x 42.0
Frame:
RH
Marks:
s.d. and inscr. in pencil b.r. "Chas R Mackintosh / 140 Bath Street / Glasgow June 1900"; inscr. in pencil b.l. "To be made in 3 pieces / Top shelf in one piece."; inscr. in pencil t.l. "Bookcase for Chas Macdonald Esqr. Dunglass Bowling."; inscribed with various other notes and measurements
References:
D1900.39 p.84 BILLCLIFFE, Roger 1986 'Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Complete Furniture, Furniture Drawings & Interior Designs', London: John Murray
Notes:
Mackintosh redesigned the drawing room of Dunglass Castle in 1899. He stripped away the existing ornamental moulding, replaced an old fireplace, and installed a settle and an elegant white mantelpiece of great simplicity. Here, Mackintosh provided a choice of panels for the glazed doors of the bookcase. Charles Macdonald, the client, chose that on the right (Coll. National Museums of Scotland). Mackintosh had a version made for himself using the motif on the left - see GLAHA 41208.
Keywords:
FURNITURE DESIGN : BOOKCASE : DUNGLASS CASTLE, BOWLING : MACDONALD, CHARLES : CRM ONLINE :

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