Chair (one from set of six)

  • Designer / Maker

    Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928)

    Manufactured by Alex Martin

  • Detail

    Oak, with dark stain; the rush of later date

    104.2 x 45.4 x 38.5 cm

    Scottish (Glasgow), circa 1903

  • Provenance

    Willow Tea Rooms, Glasgow; […]; private collection, and by descent

  • Marked

    Each chair with stamped number, back (facing) left: 18, 77, 108, 121, 123 and 132

  • Literature

    Roger Billcliffe, Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Complete Furniture, Furniture Drawings & Interior Designs (London, 1979), pp. 132-33, no. 1903.8

    Perilla Kinchin, ‘Miss Cranston and the Artistic Tea Room’ in Tea and Taste The Glasgow Tea Rooms 1875-1975 (Wendlebury, 1991), pp. 80-124

  • Collection

    Private collection

  • Notes

    Over the past ten years, we have handled no fewer than eighteen chairs from this set, and are always anxious to acquire more.