Linen Press, Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Photograph of the front of the linen press

Cypress, originally stained green, with brass and lead
183.0 x 132.5 x 39.2 (72 x 52 3/16 x 15 3/8)
The Glasgow School of Art Collection

Mackintosh’s handsome design embellishes a conventional cabinet form with individual metalwork and glass.

The circular lead panels are particularly interesting. Their design is closely related to the Macdonald’s earlier graphics, illustrating both the sharing of ideas within the Group, and their willingness to transfer motifs between different media.

Close-up photograph showing the circular lead panel with two figures facing each other