Sideboard with frame in black lacquered ash with mother of pearl inserts and stained glass panel.
The sideboard belongs to a group of furnishings supposedly designed for W.J. Basset Lowke’s country house, but never produced at that time. Documented by a pencil design and a watercolor found in the collection of the University of Glasgow, the drawings do not actually mention the client or the place for which the furnishings were destined. For the decorative leaded glass panel, which the original design does not detail, Mackintosh used the motif of the crying rose, designed by him in 1900 for the musician Michael Diak’s desk as well as other projects.