There is a photograph of the original sideboard well used, and painted white in Mackintosh’s home before his marriage to Margaret and it then appears stripped and polished dark oak in the dining room of his marital home, this suggests it may have been a favourite of Mackintosh’s.
The reproduction of this sideboard was a major undertaking, involving several visits to the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow to survey and make sketches of the original. From these sketches, detailed scale drawings were produced prior to starting production. The brass hinge plates and escutcheons were handmade by fellow craftsman, and good friend, Laurie Kayser.
This is a reproduction of the sideboard from the dining room in the Mackintosh House at the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow.
It was part of a dining room suite commissioned for a client in the USA in 2011. The brass work was hand made by a craftsman in Glasgow.
You recently made me an Ingram high back chair which was for my wife’s 60th birthday. I would just like to say how pleased I am with it. Not only are we pleased with the chair, but we are both impressed with your skills as a craftsman. Once again thanks for a great job, and thanks for making her birthday so special.