Armchair (for Hill House, Helensburgh, Scotland) (Primary Title)
Armchair (for Hall, The Hill House, Helensburgh, Scotland) (Former Title)

Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish, 1868 - 1928 (Designer)
John Craig, Scottish, 1842 - 1920 (Maker)

Decorative Arts
Furniture and Furnishings
oak, rush
Overall: 28 3/4 × 26 1/2 × 23 in. (73.03 × 67.31 × 58.42 cm)
This armchair is one of a set of three originally designed for the entrance hall (which also served as a sitting room) for Hill House, a Scottish house designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The other two armchairs are now in Hill House’s permanent collection. Mackintosh used his characteristic horizontal and vertical planes in the design of this chair. Unlike his other furniture from this period, this chair, the two others, and a relate table for the room were left unstained. The warm tones of the unstained oak contrast with the darker hues of the paneling in the room (see nearby image).
Gift of Sydney and Frances Lewis
"the Pre-Raphaelite Era," Delaware Art Museum, April 12 - June 6, 1976;

"Charles Rennie Mackintosh," McLellan Galleries, Glasgow (and three other venues), 1996-1997
Image released via Creative Commons CC-BY-NC

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