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    Sale 7578

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    30 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 82

    FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT

    USONIAN LIBRARY TABLE AND CHAIR, CIRCA 1953

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
    USONIAN LIBRARY TABLE AND CHAIR, CIRCA 1953
    the table of pitch pine, the chair of mahogany laminate
    table 27 in. (68.5 cm.) high; 72 in. (183 cm.) wide; 30 in. (76.5 cm.) deep, chair 37¼ in. (95 cm.) high; 18½ in. (47 cm.) wide; 19½ in. (49 cm.) deep (2)


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    Examples of the chair design were first exhibited at the Usonian Pavilion of the Sixty Years of Living Architecture exhibition, New York, 1953. The model was subsequently incorporated in other interiors including the Paul Trier house, Des Moines, Iowa, 1956.

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    Provenance

    Gallery Fifty/50, New York
    Private Collection, London


    Literature

    House of Wright is Previewed Here, New York Times, October 21, 1953 (example of chair illustrated);
    The Chairs of Frank Lloyd Wright, exh. cat., Yale University School of Architecture, 1987, n.p.;
    Thomas A. Heinz, Frank Lloyd Wright: Interiors and Furniture, London, 1994, p. 213 (for a period illustration of the dining room).