Writing Desk

Writing Desk

Designer: Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 1869-1928.


48 in. (121.9 cm.) x 32 in. (81.3 cm.) x 16 ½ in. (41.9 cm.)

Wood (probably Kauri pine) painted white

In 1904 Mackintosh was commissioned by Catherine Cranstc her husband to remodel and furnish their house Hous'hill. It, the last domestic commission of any consequence which J Mackintosh received in Glasgow and the development of the style he began here can only be seen in the work at Normam carried 0ut ten years later. [cont. below]

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