Charles Rennie Mackintosh, ‘Armchair with low back, designed for the Billiards and Smoking Rooms, Argyle Street Tea Rooms’, 1898-1899, Phillips
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Armchair with low back, designed for the Billiards and Smoking Rooms, Argyle Street Tea Rooms, 1898-1899

Stained chestnut, stained oak
33 1/10 × 24 1/2 × 18 7/10 in
84 × 62.3 × 47.5 cm
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Scottish, 1868–1928
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh is indelibly linked to the city of Glasgow. A graduate of the prestigious Glasgow School of Art, he was an accomplished painter and designer, and the architect of what would become known as the Glasgow School, which he designed and built together with his future wife, Margaret MacDonald, her sister, Frances MacDonald, and Herbert MacNair. Inspired by the understatement and subtleties of Japanese design, as well as the flora from his rural childhood, he created elegant designs that opened the door from the Victorian age to the Modern era. Mackintosh believed that architecture was the sum of its varied artistic parts. In 1901, he and his wife created designs for a proposed “House for an Art Lover,” a project in which they blended architecture and design in every detail. While it failed to win the competition, it was later realized in Scotland, in 1990.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh, ‘Armchair with low back, designed for the Billiards and Smoking Rooms, Argyle Street Tea Rooms’, 1898-1899, Phillips
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The Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed the present lot for his first major independent commission, the Argyle Street Tea Rooms. Mackintosh relied on a relatively small number of patrons …

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Design/Decorative Art
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Scottish, 1868–1928
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh is indelibly linked to the city of Glasgow. A graduate of the prestigious Glasgow School of Art, he was an accomplished painter and designer, and the architect of what would become known as the Glasgow School, which he designed and built together with his future wife, Margaret MacDonald, her sister, Frances MacDonald, and Herbert MacNair. Inspired by the understatement and subtleties of Japanese design, as well as the flora from his rural childhood, he created elegant designs that opened the door from the Victorian age to the Modern era. Mackintosh believed that architecture was the sum of its varied artistic parts. In 1901, he and his wife created designs for a proposed “House for an Art Lover,” a project in which they blended architecture and design in every detail. While it failed to win the competition, it was later realized in Scotland, in 1990.

Armchair with low back, designed for the Billiards and Smoking Rooms, Argyle Street Tea Rooms, 1898-1899

Stained chestnut, stained oak
33 1/10 × 24 1/2 × 18 7/10 in
84 × 62.3 × 47.5 cm
Bidding closed
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