The office of Charles Rennie Mackintosh

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The office of Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Design for a Bed shown in Elevation, 1910
for 6 Buckingham Street, Hillmead
inscribed 'BEDS for. FRA. H. NEWBERY ESQ. 6 BUCKINGHAM STREET HILLMEAD.' and partially crossed out in red ink 'NOTES+. 2 BEDS WANTED. PRICES TO BE GIVEN. FOR MAKING IN MAHOGANY & IN ASH OR BIRCH./STAINED TO A DARK. COLOUR TO BE APPROVED, & FINISHED WITH 2 COATS FLAT VARNISH/(BEES WAX EGG SHELL GLOSS) & TO INCLUDE 4 FRENCH CASTORS & 1 SPRING MATTRESS/FOR EACH BED. PRICE TO INCLUDE DELIVERY & FITTING UP.' and '4 BLYTHSWOOD SQUARE/GLASGOW. NOV. 1910' and with scale indications and other notes; pencil, pen and black and red ink, watercolour, on oiled linen
235 x 390mm.
Provenance
Herbert Smith Esq
Literature
(1) Billcliffe, D1910.16
Exhibited
Toronto, 1967, no.77; Toronto, 1978, no.137

Lot Essay

Drawn by one of Mackintosh's assistants.

The bed ends designed for Francis Newbery are offered as lot 141
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