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Fire basket, part of Baillie Scott fireplace from Glen Falcon House

Date made: 1900

Maker: Scott, Mackay Hugh Baillie

Place made: Douglas

Description: Hugh Mackay Baillie Scott was born in Ramsgate in 1865 and trained as an architect. After his marriage in 1889 he moved to the Isle of Man, where he lived until 1901. Baillie Scott practiced as an architect and a number of the buildings which he designed are still extant, but he was also interested in interior design and was a contemporary of Rennie Mackintosh. Later he worked with Archibald Knox and was influential in the Art Nouveau movement.

This fireplace came from Glen Falcon House, which was purchased from the Okell Trustees in 1948 and demolished shortly afterwards to facilitate the widening of Broadway.

The fire basket is of wrought iron with the integral date 1900. There are two small wrought iron baskets on attached legs either side of the main basket, probably for candles.

Integral with collection ID Number 1970-0004.

Materials: iron

Object name: fire basket, fire dog

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: 1970-0003

Subject tags : #artgallerywall


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