The Oval RoomThis was originally the Ladies Room, where after dinner Edwardian women conversed while their men adjourned to smoke and drink. The oval shape was a symbol Mackintosh used to represent femininity and it recurs throughout the room--in the window, the fireplace and the light fixture.
Left: the window from the outsideThis window is on the east side of the south facade.
Works Cited or Consulted:
Cosgrove, James, ed. House for an Art Lover. Glasgow: Randak Design Consultants (and Fraser Press?): 1988/2004.
Crawford, Alan. Charles Rennie Mackintosh. London: Thames & Hudson, 1995.
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