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    A FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT (AMERICAN 1867-1959) LEADED GLASS WINDOW FROM THE DARWIN D. MARTIN HOUSE, BUFFALO, NEW YORK
    Produced by Linden Glass Company, Chicago, Illinois, circa 1904
    Unmarked
    25-3/8 x 16-1/2 inches (64.5 x 41.9 cm)

    The window with stylized geometric trees executed in colored glass in several shades of transparent green, amber and white, and opaque opalescent, gold and iridized gold glass, the glass pieces each set at slightly different angle, in brass canes.

    This lot is the upper portion of a Tree of Life window from the Martin House (1904-1905), part of the Darwin D. Martin House Complex, and is one of more than sixty windows and doors in this pattern created for the house. The window, which originally extended to stylized trunk and roots, was removed from the home which was abandoned from 1938 to 1954 and remodeled in the 1960s. At the time of the remodeling many irreplaceable parts of the house were sold or scrapped. This window was salvaged from a Buffalo dump, with damage beyond repair to the bottom segment.

    Other examples of this window are represented in the collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, the Art Institute of Chicago and the National Gallery of Australia..

    PROVENANCE:
    Darwin D. Martin House
    Private New York Collection from the early 1960s




    Condition Report*: top half of a larger window now in a frame and set between plexi-glass panes, there is some damage to glass visible in the high resolution image on-line at HA.com
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2012
    13th Wednesday
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