MACKINTOSH, Charles Rennie
(b. 1868, Glasgow, d. 1928, London)

High-backed chair

Stained ash, 141 x 41 x 35 cm
Hill House, Helensburgh

This chair is one of Mackintosh's most famous pieces of furniture. Made from ash wood, it is characterised by the emblematic and iconic, extremely high openwork back with striped and checkerboard patterns. The slim and elusive silhouette of the chair enhances its volume.

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