Charles Rennie Mackintosh, A dark stained oak armchair for the Argyle Street, Tea rooms, Glasgow, 18
Lot 457A
Charles Rennie Mackintosh, A dark stained oak armchair for the Argyle Street, Tea rooms, Glasgow, 1898-1899,
Sold for £23,500 (US$ 38,058) inc. premium

Lot Details
Scottish Furniture
Charles Rennie Mackintosh,
A dark stained oak armchair for the Argyle Street, Tea rooms, Glasgow, 1898-1899,
the shaped seat above arched apron on turned legs (reduced), curved back rail and armrests,
76.5cms high

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Hermann Muthesius, Das Englishe Haus, 1, Berlin, 1904, pl.172
    The Studio, Vol.XXXIX, 1906, pp.32 & 34
    Thomas Howarth, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Modern Movement, London, 1977, pp. 128-131 and plates 13a, 14a & 49b
    Filippo Alison, Charles Rennie Mackintosh as a Designer of Chairs, London, 1974, pp. 30, 31, 87 & 88
    Roger Billcliffe, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, The Complete Furniture, Furniture Drawings and Interior Designs, New York, 1979, p.44, Cat. No. 1897.11,pl. 1897A & D, contemporary photographs with examples, pl 1897.11 example with terminals to finials made for Mackintosh's personal use, pl.1900.D, contemporary photograph of 120 Mains Street, Glasgow

    The design is one of the simplest and most sturdy of Mackintosh's early pieces. Its bulk and solid construction symbolise its intended use in the Smoking Room at the Argyle Street Tea Rooms, an exclusively masculine preserve.

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