Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Side table, 1901
White painted oak
Made by Alex Martin
h. 76,9 cm - w. 56,2 cm - d. 55 cm
PROVENANCE : Commissioned for Windyhill, the house of William Davidson Jr., in Kilmacolm, Scotland - The table passes to his wife and children when he dies in 1911 - It is presumably sold with the house and contents in 1934 and owned privately until the 1970's - Part of the Gerald and Celia Larner Collection, Glasgow, 1980's - Sold Sotheby's, London, 17th June 1988, lot 289 - The Donald and Eleanor Taffner Collection, New York, 1990's, acquired at the above sale - Sold Lyon and Turnbull, 7th November 2000 - Private French collection - John Jesse, London - Sold Sotheby's, London, 22nd February 2006 - Barry Friedman, New York, acquired at the above sale.
SIMILAR PIECES : This is the largest of two white tables made for the Davidson's main bedroom, and the only one with drawers on both sides. The thiner version is in the collection the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow (Ref. 52801).
LITERATURE : Dekorative Kunst, volume IX, 1902, page 203.