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Dining Room, 78 South Park Avenue

Dining Room, 78 South Park Avenue, Glasgow. Designer: Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 1869-1928. 1906. This is the dining room of Mackintosh's home as reconstructed at the Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow University. According to Alistair Moffat and Colin Baxter, like the dining rooms at Windyhill and Hill House, this one is "a dark-coloured room which directed attention to the dinner table. This would have been laid with silver cultery, sparkling glass, and lit by candles. . . . Mackintosh covered the walls with coarse grey-brown wrapping paper andf stencilled them with a rose and lattice motif enlved by silver-painted dots" (p. 57). Mackintosh originally designed the famous chairs for Miss Cranston's Argyle Street Tea Rooms.

Bibliography

Billcliff, Roger. Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Complete Furniture, Furniture Designs and Interiors. 1986.

Moffat, Alistair, and Colin Baxter. Remembering Charles Rennie Mackintosh: An Illustrated Biography. Lanark: Colin Baxter Photography, 1989.


Created 9 November 2004;

last modified 22 October 2021