Charles Rennie Mackintosh Argyle Highback Reproduction Chair
MSRP + Delivery - $1349
Condition: Very Good Condition- little to no signs of use. Dimensions: 54.5"H x 19"W x 18.25"D & 17" seat height
This chair was purchased in the Dallas Design District as a high-end reproduction. Like new condition. Information on the original chair below:
In 1899 at the Art and Crafts exhibition in London, Charles Rennie Mackintosh showed the Argyle Carver chair. It was also exhibited at the Vienna Secession in 1900 and was acquired by Koloman Moser. In both of these cases a circular pewter plaque designed by Mackintosh's wife, Margaret, was inserted in the oval back rail. This version is without an inserted panel as is in the Glasgow School of Art Collection. This chair is constructed of ashwood with a fabric seat cushion.
Beyond Mackintosh's influence in the area of furniture, he also had a large influence on architecture, textiles, metalwork, and interior design. Much like the American Frank Lloyd Wright, Mackintosh's designs went beyond the architecture of a building and included specific details and furnishings of the building. Though many of his designs gained popularity around the turn of the 20th century, it should be recognized that much of the designer's acclaim came after his death in 1928.