High-Back Side Chair

Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish, 1868 - 1928. Probably made by Herbert Smith and Son, Glasgow, Scotland.

Made in Glasgow, Scotland, Europe

c. 1897

Stained oak; caning with horsehair

53 7/8 x 19 15/16 x 19 inches (136.9 x 50.6 x 48.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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Credit Line:
Purchased with the Fiske Kimball Fund and the Thomas Skelton Harrison Fund, 1987

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Designed for the Luncheon Room of the Argyle Street Tea Rooms in Glasgow, this high-back chair was the first in a series by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The high back functioned to divide and define the Luncheon Room space.