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Charles Rennie Mackintosh Jugendstil Bakelite Candlestick, set of six pieces

$2,900per set

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The most iconic Bakelite piece ever. Set of six elegant Jugendstil tall tapered Bakelite candlesticks. Manufactured by Linsden Ware, England, in the late 1920s on an original design of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Excellent quality, each section with screw fitting. Black-brown Bakelite with nice marbling and shiny aspect throughout. Measurements: 5.94 in. diameter (15 cm) x 14.57 in. high (37 cm). (Candles not included) Set of 6 pieces but it can be split in pair upon request, please inquire. Reference: This iconic Bakelite candlestick is pictured in all the reference books about collectible Bakelite. - "Bakelite, The material of a thousand uses", based on the Becht collection. Edited by Rob Perree. Copyright 1996. (candlestick pictured on page 169). - "Bakelite, an illustrated guide to collectible Bakelite objects", by Patrick Cook and Catherine Slessor. Copyright 1992. (candlestick pictured on page 114). - "Bakelite style", edited by Tessa Clark. Copyright 1997. (candlestick is pictured on the left side of the title page and also on page 41).

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 14.57 in. (37 cm)Diameter: 5.91 in. (15 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 6
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Late 1920
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 6O3821stDibs: LU1632222935672

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About the Designer

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

At the turn of the 20th century, the Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh created a singular, wholly original design style that was both lyrical and sleekly modern. Within his architectural schemes for schools, private homes and restaurants, Mackintosh — frequently working in collaboration with his wife, the artist Margaret Macdonald — invented an aesthetic that blends the organic flow of the Art Nouveau style and the honest simplicity of the English Arts & Crafts movement.Mackintosh was born into a working-class Glasgow family, the fourth of the 11 children of a police clerk and his wife. At age 15, Mackintosh began to take night classes at the Glasgow School of Art — where he would study until 1894 — and the following year started an apprenticeship with local architect John Hutchison. At the GSA, Mackintosh befriended Macdonald, her sister, Frances, and fellow architecture student Herbert McNair. Together they formed a graphic design team known as the Four, and were admired for their illustrations featuring sinuous botanical forms and sylph-like women. Around the same time, Mackintosh was hired by the architectural firm Honeyman and Keppie. where he drafted the company’s winning design for a new GSA building. The structure, with its brooding, asymmetrical facade punctuated by soaring studio windows, would be his architectural masterwork. By 1900, Mackintosh was designing houses and began the interiors for a group of Glasgow tea parlors in which he and Macdonald would produce some of the most alluring, lushly graphic decors of the era. Mackintosh’s work became widely influential on the continent, particularly among Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser and other members of the Vienna Secession movement.His work on private homes and tearooms generated the furniture designs for which Mackintosh is best known today. These include the Hill House chair, with its latticed back; the Argyle Street Tea Room chair, which features an oval head rail with a cutout that resembles a bird in flight; and several others — all instantly recognizable for their stunning tall backs.Mackintosh’s furniture works well in both traditional and modern interiors, though by virtue of both its familiarity and striking lines it tends to stand out. Because he was much more esteemed in Europe than in Britain, relatively few antique Mackintosh works survive, and those that have are museum pieces. Recently produced examples of his designs are widely available — notably, the Italian firm Cassina has been making fine Mackintosh pieces since the early 1970s. As you will see on 1stDibs, the furniture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh is ever intriguing and engaging. His work is a historical touchstone that would be welcome in the home of any modern design aficionado.
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