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A Cassina Argyle chair by Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Coming for sale in our next Fine Interiors Auction we have Lot 1; A Cassina Argyle Chair By Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

A chair which got its name from the commission of which it was part of for the Argyle Street Tearooms in the last part of the 19th Century. It is a chair with more of an Art Nouveau flavour; compared to his earlier Arts and Crafts inspired designs and, a chair perhaps also hinting to the art deco styles to come. The oval back panel on the chair contains the lovely subtle flying bird motif, which was used repeatedly at the Tearooms. This for me is acting on another level as a link to his earlier work and its basis within the interest of the natural world.

He exhibited this design at the eighth exhibition of the Vienna Secession in 1900. From this, he would end up having a lasting impact on the resulting Vienna Secessionist style; an offshoot style in itself which, like this chair, bridged between the Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles.

The chair we have for sale is an official contemporary production run by Cassina who now owns the right to the design.

So what are you buying into with this chair? 

What you are getting is an Iconic and unique piece of design which bridges Movements and periods. A chair which has the ability to be a statement piece in a contemporary context or something that would be a great addition to a vintage interior.  A chair which I hope will find a wonderful new home!

- Maureece Taylor

Lot 1
Cassina Argyle Chair. By Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 137cm H. (slight faults)

Estimate £600 - £900

Fine Interiors 6/9/20

Lot 1 (6/9/20)
Lot 1 + (6/9/20)

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