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Cabinet designed for 14 Kingsborough Gardens, Glasgow, house of Mrs. Robert J. Rowat White

Charles Rennie MackintoshDesigned and made in 1902

Royal Ontario Museum

Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto, Canada

This cabinet is one of two that Mackintosh designed for the living room of Mrs. Robert J. Rowat’s Glasgow house where the cabinets were placed side-by-side with their doors open, showing their stunning
interiors. The doors are lined with silver foil inlaid with coloured glass in a stylized design of a lady holding a rose. These door panels were probably designed by Mackintosh’s wife the artist Margaret Macdonald (Scottish, 1865 - 1933) who was to collaborate with her husband. Mackintosh had two virtually identical cabinets made for his own house.

Details

  • Title: Cabinet designed for 14 Kingsborough Gardens, Glasgow, house of Mrs. Robert J. Rowat White
  • Creator: Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh (Scottish, 1868 - 1928) made by Francis Smith and Son
  • Date: Designed and made in 1902
  • Location: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Physical Dimensions: w99.3 x h158.3 x d39.7 cm
  • Provenance: Purchased by the Royal Ontario Museum with the assistance of a Moveable Cultural Property grant accorded by the Minister of Canadian Heritage under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. Acheté avec l'aide d'une subvention des Biens culturels mobiliers accordée par la Ministre du Patrimoine canadien en vertu de la Loi sur l'exportation et l'importation de biens culturels.
  • Type: Furniture
  • Rights: Royal Ontario Museum
  • Medium: White painted oak (restored finish), laid with silver leaf and inlaid with coloured glass
  • Accession Number: 984.85.1

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