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Dolls' house - A Scottish House in the style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh
  • A Scottish House in the style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh
    The Dolls House Emporium
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A Scottish House in the style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh

  • Object:

    Dolls' house

  • Place of origin:

    Ripley (made)

  • Date:

    2000 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    The Dolls House Emporium (designers and makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood

  • Credit Line:

    Given by The Dolls' House Emporium

  • Museum number:

    B.12-2001

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was born in 1868 in Glasgow, the fourth of eleven children. In 1884 he started work as a pupil in the architect's office of John Hutchison attending architecture classes at the Glasgow School of Art. In 1889 he joined the firm of Honeyman and Keppie, established names in the architectural world.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh is one of a group of architects and designers whose work most closely identifies with the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements. His major work is to be found in and around Glasgow. The best known of his designs are the Glasgow School of Art, the Willow Tea Rooms, Hill House, and Scotland Street School. He designed large buildings, furnishings and furniture helped and inspired by his wife, Margaret Macdonald, herself an accomplished artist.
This house was assembled from a kit designed by The Dolls' House Emporium of Ripley Derbyshire as a tribute to the architect in the Millenium year. The house is not a copy of an actual house but is intended to capture the essence of the architect's work. The furniture is based on actual pieces from several different places particularly the Glasgow School of Art, Hill House, the Argyle Street Tea Rooms and the apartment that the couple lived in when they married, 120 Mains Street.

Physical description

A house assembled from a kit designed and made by The Dolls House Emporium. It is in the style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, albeit not a copy of a particular house by him. The furnishings are miniature versions of his designs taken from several different places. The main body of the house has five rooms and a staircase with landing. There are four panels which open to to reveal the front and left side of the house.The whole is painted white with the frame of the front door in deep beige.The roof is of simulated grey slate. The back of the house is plain and somewhat crudely finished.

Place of Origin

Ripley (made)

Date

2000 (made)

Artist/maker

The Dolls House Emporium (designers and makers)

Materials and Techniques

Wood

Dimensions

Width: 130.1 cm with all doors closed, Height: 79.3 cm including chimney stack, Depth: 63.6 cm at deepest point on left side

Descriptive line

Dolls' house made in the style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 2000

Production Note

Reason For Production: Retail

Materials

Wood

Techniques

Painted; Assembled

Categories

Children & Childhood; Dolls & Toys; Architecture; Scotland

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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