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Ebonized mahogany writing cabinet with stained and leaded glass, originally from Hill House. Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Source: Euler, The Glasgow Style, courtesy of Christie's.

Another view of the writing bureau, which very much reflects the influence of geometrical Japanese design. Like so much of Mackintosh’s furniture, it is hard to believe that it would ever be comfortable to use.

Formatting by George P. Landow and Jacqueline Banerjee. Second photograph and caption, Simon Cooke. You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit Christie's and Euler's Glasgow Style or Simon Cooke, as appropriate, and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


Euler, Laura. The Glasgow Style. Atglen, Pennsylvania: Schiffer, 2008.

Created 8 May 2013;

Last modified 25 October 2021