Design for dining table; 120 Mains Street, Glasgow by Charles Rennie Mackintosh

When Charles Rennie Mackintosh married Margaret Macdonald in 1900, the couple set up home at 120 Mains Street, which they had furnished and decorated to their design.

Details

Medium:
Pencil and watercolour
Dimensions:
17 x 46 cm
Art Fund grant:
£966 ( Total: £4,830)
Acquired in:
1994
Vendor:
Christie's

The flat was sparse, spacious and elegant, and represents the first significant interior project to display Mackintosh's mature style. The dining room was covered with coarse, heavy wrapping paper and the woodwork was pine while the furniture was dark-stained and waxed. When the Mackintoshes moved to 6 Florentine Terrace (subsequently renamed 78 Southpark Avenue) six years later, they re-created the Mains Street colour schemes and transferred its principal fireplaces, light fittings and furniture, including the dining table. The Hunterian Art Gallery houses a reconstruction of the principal interiors from the Southpark Avenue house.

Provenance

Herbert Smith; Dr Thomas Howarth; his sale, 117/2/94, lot 102.

Venue details

Hunterian Art Gallery University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, GLASGOW Strathclyde G12 8QQ 0141 330 4221 www.glasgow.ac.uk/hunterian

Entry details

Free entry to all

50% off exhibitions with National Art Pass

Hunterian Art Gallery

Tue–Sat 10am–​5pm, Sun 11am–​4pm

Mackintosh House

Guided tours 10am–4pm

Share this article