Charles Rennie Mackintosh kitchen to be auctioned

A kitchen designed by a celebrated architect is to be sold in Scotland to the highest bidder.

It might be all the rage to have custom made kitchens in Ellesmere Port, but even the biggest and best culinary spaces in the area are likely to be eclipsed by the fitted kitchen designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, which is set to go on sale at Lyon & Turnbull auction house in Edinburgh.

The kitchen consists of a number of units and was carefully designed by Mackintosh, who is also a renowned artist and designer. The sale of one of his fitted kitchens is thought to be a world first.

The units will be auctioned in three lots, taken from what was originally the fitted kitchen at The Moss, a house in Drumgoyne, which was also designed by Mackintosh around the end of the 19th Century.

Pieces to be auctioned include a sizeable pine dresser, which is expected to fetch between £3,000 and £4,000, a smaller kitchen dresser with an estimated value of £400, and a large number of work tops and cupboards, which it is hoped will fetch £3000 to £5000.

Speaking about the kitchen to The Scotsman, head of decorative arts at Lyon & Turnbull, John Mackie, said:

“There is good evidence that Mackintosh was responsible for the design. The job-book entry is written largely in his hand.”

The kitchen will be auctioned on 29th November as part of the auction house’s Decorative Arts Sale, and it is expected to fetch a lot of interest from fans of Mackintosh, as well as international interior design enthusiasts.

Posted by Peter
October 28, 2014
Kitchen news

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