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Dining Room, 78 South Park Avenue

Dining Room, 78 South Park Avenue. Designer: Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 1869-1928. 1906. This is a reconstruction of Mackintosh's home at the Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow University. According to Moffat and 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.


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 27 October 2021