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Armchair
  • Armchair
    Mackintosh, Charles Rennie, born 1868 - died 1928
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Armchair

  • Place of origin:

    Isle of Man (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1917 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mackintosh, Charles Rennie, born 1868 - died 1928 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mahogany, with ebonised front feet and an upholstered drop-in seat

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.592-1966

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928), was a leading architect born in Glasgow, Scotland. His most noted projects include the Glasgow School of Art, a number Glasgow tea room interiors and houses, including ‘Windyhill’ and ‘The Hill House’, in Helensburgh.

This chair comes from a suite made for Mr and Mrs Sidney Horstmann of Bath. In 1917 they commissioned Mackintosh to renovate the house. Though he worked on a relatively small number of rooms in the house, he created startling differences in each room. The guest bedroom, for which this chair was designed, was decorated with dark mahogany. Some of the larger pieces in the suite were decorated with inlay. The style is very similar to that of a suite designed for the guest bedroom of 78 Derngate, Northampton, the home of Mr and Mrs W.J. Bassett-Lowke.

The furniture was constructed by Prisoners of War on the Isle of Man in 1917.

Physical description

Armchair made of mahogany, with an upholstered seat.

Place of Origin

Isle of Man (probably, made)

Date

1917 (made)

Artist/maker

Mackintosh, Charles Rennie, born 1868 - died 1928 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Mahogany, with ebonised front feet and an upholstered drop-in seat

Dimensions

Height: 103.7 cm chair, Width: 52.4 cm chair, Depth: 45.5 cm chair, Height: 5 cm seat approx., Width: 43.8 cm seat approx., Depth: 39 cm seat approx.

Object history note

This model was designed for the guest bedroom of 78 Derngate, Northampton. This chair comes from a suite made for Mr and Mrs Sidney Horstmann of Bath. In 1917 they commissioned Mackintosh to renovate the house. Though he worked on a relatively small number of rooms in the house, he created startling differences in each room. The guest bedroom, for which this chair was designed, was decorated with dark mahogany. Some of the larger pieces in the suite were decorated with inlay. The style is very similar to that of a suite designed for the guest bedroom of 78 Derngate, Northampton, the home of Mr and Mrs W.J. Bassett-Lowke.

The furniture was constructed by Prisoners of War on the Isle of Man in 1917.

Descriptive line

Armchair designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, in the style he designed for Derngate, 1917.

Labels and date

ARMCHAIR
Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh (British, 1868-1928)
Probably made by German craftsmen interned as enemy aliens on the Isle of Man
Mahogany with upholstered seat
1917

This is part of a suite originally designed for the guest bedroom, 78 Derngate, Northampton, the home of Mr and Mrs W.J. Bassett-Lowke. However, this chair comes from a similar suite, made for Mr and Mrs Sidney Horstmann of Bath.

Circ.592-1966 [1989-2006]

Materials

Mahogany

Techniques

Upholstering

Categories

Furniture; Scotland

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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