Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Design for Benches and a Table shown in Elevation and section Plan, 1898
for Argyle Street Tea Rooms
signed 'Chas. Rmackintosh/140 Bath Street Glasgow' and inscribed 'MISS CRANSTON'S/ARGYLE STREET/DRAWING OF BENCHES/FOR BILLIARD ROOM' and with scale indications and other notes; pencil, watercolour
310 x 547mm.
Herbert Smith Esq
(1) Billcliffe, D1897.12
Toronto, 1967, no.80; Washington, 1985, no.8

Lot Essay

A 1/2 scale drawing showing Mackintosh's proposal for fitted perimeter benches in the Billards Room at the Argyle Street Tea Rooms, Glasgow. No such benches appear in contemporary photographs; the table shown in this drawing also seems not to have been made.

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