Morning room mantelpiece for Prospecthill House, Paisley

M256 Morning room mantelpiece for Prospecthill House, Paisley

Address: Paisley
Date: 1905
Client: Edith Rowat
Authorship: Authorship category 1 (Mackintosh) (Mackintosh)

This mantelpiece incorporating seats and shelves is known from a drawing. The mantelpiece itself does not survive. 1 The client, Edith Rowat, was member of the Rowat family, for whom Mackintosh designed a number of projects–see M202, M256, M291 and MX.06.

This was not an architectural scheme, but is included here because there is an entry for it in Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh's job book.

Authorship: The job-book entry is written in Mackintosh's hand. The drawing is by Mackintosh and annotated by him, and the style of the design is clearly his.

Cost from office job book: 18 0s 3d

Status: Not extant

Grid Reference: NS27367564

GPS coordinates: lat = 56.374303, lng = -3.988026 (Map)

Notes:

1: Roger Billcliffe, Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Complete Furniture, Furniture Drawings and Interior Designs, Moffat, Dumfriesshire: Cameron & Hollis, 4th edn, 2009, pp. 225–6