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Chair for the Chinese Room

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Chair for the Chinese Room

A chair designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) for the Ingram Street Tea Room.

In 1911 Mackintosh was commissioned by Catherine Cranston to redesign the gentlemen's tea room in her Ingram Street establishment. Mackintosh lined the walls with a blue painted cloth and used lattices and fretwork screens to create a Chinese feel to the room, and installed a pagoda-like canopy over the doorway. He also designed the furniture, including this oak chair with a blue seat to match the walls.

Reference: E.1982.45.8

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

China Tea Room, Chinese Room, Glasgow Style, Ingram Street Tea Room, tea rooms

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