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Armchair

A work made of stained oak with modern horsehair upholstery.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of stained oak with modern horsehair upholstery.

Date:

1897

Artist:

Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh (Scottish, 1868-1928)
Scotland, Glasgow

About this artwork

Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed this armchair in 1897 for Catherine Cranston’s Argyle Street Tearooms in Glasgow. Though the chair adheres to the strict linearity of many of Mackintosh’s designs, in this instance he has enlivened the surfaces by piercing each of the side panels with a crescent-like motif reminiscent of a bird in flight. One of these chairs appears in a contemporary photograph of the Luncheon Room of the Argyle Street Tearooms, but it is not known how many were made. This chair has a particularly interesting provenance, as it passed down through the family of one of the tearoom’s employees.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Charles Rennie Mackintosh (Designer)

Title

Armchair

Origin

Scotland

Date

1897

Medium

Stained oak with modern horsehair upholstery

Dimensions

96.4 × 57.2 × 45.8 cm (38 × 22.5 × 18 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Neville and John Bryan

Reference Number

2000.464

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