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


Wood, glass, silver-plated metal, 155 x 99 x 40 cm
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

This cabinet was made for Ms Rowat, Kingsborough Gardens, Glasgow. The feminine colouring of the interior betrays the influence of Ms Rowat, the lady of the house, who made a major role in the redecorating process.

The silvered panels are decorated with mosaic glass. The uniqueness and fascination of Scottish Art Nouveau lie in the coupling of almost mannered figurines with the non-representalism of its architectural and furniture design.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.