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Design for a settee, for the Smoking Room, 'Miss Cranston's' tea rooms, Argyle Street, Glasgow 1898-9
DES MACKINTOSH, Charles Rennie; (Scottish; 1868-1928)
pencil and watercolour on paper
14.5 x 22.7
s. and inscr. in pencil b.r. "C R Mackintosh / 140 Bath Street"; inscr. in pencil b.c. "hair cloth"; inscr. in pencil t.l. "Couches for Smoking Room"
D1897.17 p.45 BILLCLIFFE, Roger 1986 'Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Complete Furniture, Furniture Drawings & Interior Designs', London: John Murray
The furniture for Miss Cranston's tea rooms in Argyle Street was sturdy and solid, iand made of dark-staiend oak. The overall decoration used simple cut outs, frequently featuring a flying bird motif as well as raised carved panels. The stencilled decoration shown was abandoned in favour of hard-wearing horsehair.
FURNITURE DESIGN : SETTEE : SMOKING ROOM : CRANSTON, CATHERINE : ARGYLE STREET TEA ROOMS, GLASGOW : TEA ROOMS : MISS CRANSTON'S : CRM ONLINE :