There are 6 other images of this object. This object has no known copyright, and as such we offer a high-resolution image of it. See our image rights statement.

 

See more objects with the tag interior, rounded, dining, seating, straight, cubes.

See more objects with the color darkslategrey dimgrey or see all the colors for this object.

Object Timeline

1994

  • We acquired this object.

2006

2013

2014

2015

2018

  • You found it!

Argyle Tea Rooms Armchair, 1897

This is a Armchair. It was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and made by Francis Smith & Son. It is dated 1897 and we acquired it in 1994. Its medium is oak. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This chair represents the design principles of its designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, which include clarity of form and simple architectural construction. Reacting against the tradition of handcraftsmanship promoted by design firms such as Morris & Co., Mackintosh stressed design over materials and technique. The Argyle Street Tea Rooms were among a series of important commissions undertaken by Mackintosh for Miss Catherine Cranston, who was his most consistent patron.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Reforming Play time -a Chair for Men.

This object was donated by David Byrne and Adelle Lutz. It is credited Gift of David Byrne and Adelle Lutz.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 82.5 x 52 x 47 cm (32 1/2 x 20 1/2 x 18 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Argyle Tea Rooms Armchair, 1897; Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh (Scottish, 1868–1928); Scotland; oak; H x W x D: 82.5 x 52 x 47 cm (32 1/2 x 20 1/2 x 18 1/2 in.); Gift of David Byrne and Adelle Lutz; 1994-52-1

This object may be subject to Copyright or other restrictions.

You are welcome to make fair use of this image under U.S. Copyright law and in compliance with our terms of use. Please note that you are responsible for determining whether your use is fair and for responding to any claims that may arise from your use.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18648877/ |title=Argyle Tea Rooms Armchair, 1897 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=22 September 2018 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>