Mackintosh Willow Chair

Charles Rennie Mackintosh created the Willow Chair (Settee) for the Willow Tea Room in Glasgow, Scotland between 1902 and 1904. This settee is hand constructed from ashwood with a curved back and has storage below seat. It has black lacquer finish. High quality reproduction from the 1980s.

Chair’s Story

The Willow Chair was used in the center of the two ground floor saloons at the Willow Tea Rooms, separating the front and back saloon. The Willow Chair’s curved back forms the pattern of a willow tree and the lattice is made from a series of short horizontal insets between the continuous vertical slats. The chair was used by the tea room’s supervisor. The grate design in the curved back appears to be a stylized tree and a play on the name of the tearoom. According to Pevsner, the architecture of the Willow Tea Room reveals Mackintosh as the European counterpart to Frank Lloyd Wright. Born in 1864 near Glasgow, Scotland, Charles Rennie Mackintosh decided at the early age of 16 on architecture as a career.

SPECIFICATIONS:  Excellent condition
MATERIALS:  Black lacquered ashwood
WIDTH: 92 cm / 37 in
DEPTH: 44 cm / 16 in
HEIGHT: 120 cm / 47 in
SEAT HEIGHT: 40 cm / 15.3 in