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Side Chair, 1909

Stained Oak
28 7/10 × 17 7/10 × 13 3/5 in
73 × 45 × 34.5 cm
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Signature
Incised 'XXXIX' on the corner support
Manufacturer
John Craig
Image rights
Oscar Graf; Jacques Pépion
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.

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About the work
Provenance
Signature
Incised 'XXXIX' on the corner support
Manufacturer
John Craig
Image rights
Oscar Graf; Jacques Pépion
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.

Side Chair, 1909

Stained Oak
28 7/10 × 17 7/10 × 13 3/5 in
73 × 45 × 34.5 cm
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