Wyse was born in Glasgow and is an important figure in the Scottish Arts and Crafts Movement.

He was a founding member of the Scottish Guild for Handicraft and an influential art teacher. Wyse’s furniture is characterized by simple forms designed for practical everyday use which he enlivened by painted decoration, in this case gesso panels with Scottish rose motifs. Stylistically it invites comparison with the work of Wyse’s Glasgow Style contemporaries, Rennie Mackintosh and the Macdonalds. The cabinet will initially be a highlight on the themed public tours of the Glasgow Museums Resource Centre and then offers excellent display and interpretation possibilities in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

Artists include


Private collection; auction in Tring, Hertfordshire; Tom Hardwick, antique dealer in Wales; Paul Reeves.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG
0141 276 9599

Opening times

Mon – Thu and Sat, 10am – 5pm
Fri and Sun, 11 – am – 5pm

Closed 25 – 26 Dec, 1 – 2 Jan and from 12.30pm on 31 Dec

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