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  • Provenance

    Ingram Street Tea Rooms, Glasgow, Scotland; Lot 31, Christie's, London, May 11, 2000

  • Literature

    Roger Billcliffe, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, The Complete Furniture Drawings and Interior Design, New York, 1979, p. 203, ill. 1909.14; Wendy Kaplan, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow, 1996, p. 281, ill. 196 for a drawing of the Oak Rooms of the Ingram Street Tea Rooms

  • Catalogue Essay

    Scottish-born architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed many of Glasgow's historic buildings such as the School of Art, as well as tea rooms, offices, churches, and residences. Mackintosh also worked as an interior designer, decorator, exhibition designer, furniture designer and later, watercolorist. His distinctive style mixed Scottish vernacular, English Arts and Crafts and elements of Art Nouveau, resulting in a thoroughly modern aesthetic. The present lot’s curvy back splat and austere angles show that he was interested in and influenced by the grid-like patterns of the Werkstätte and Frank Lloyd Wright, as well as the more nature-inspired lines of the Art Nouveau and Louis Sullivan, all of which were happening contemporary to this time in his career.

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Rare side chair, from the Ingram Street Tea Rooms, Glasgow, Scotland

1909-1911
Stained oak, rush.
28 3/4 in. (73 cm) high
Incised "II."

Estimate
$60,000 - 80,000 

Design / Design Art

14 Dec 2006, 2pm
New York