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    Description

    Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959)
    Casual Armchair for Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, circa 1956
    Painted cast aluminum, fabric
    32-3/4 x 29 x 24 inches (83.2 x 73.7 x 61.0 cm)

    PROVENANCE:
    Cecil Magana, Bartlesville, OK;
    Thence by descent;
    Acquired directly from the Magana family

    Frank Lloyd Wright's Price Tower remains the renowned architect's only realized "skyscraper", and a lasting testament to his ability to integrate complex elements into a cohesive whole. He designed furniture for use throughout the Tower's rooms. Price Tower's 'Casual Chair' otherwise known as the Sloped Armchair, was created for various spaces in the building, including H.C. Price's executive office. Some forty were originally specified and made by Blue Stem Foundry under owner Cecil Magana's experimental methods.
    They were notoriously difficult to construct. In 1956, casting aluminum was a challenging undertaking, and each chair was essentially sand cast and subsequently hand constructed. The present example features the original silvered painted aluminum frame and comes from the collection of Magana who retailed a few examples of the chairs and whose family recently exhibited them at Price Tower Arts Center.



    More information about Frank Lloyd Wright, also known as Wright, Frank Lloyd, Rait, Frank Lloid, Rayt, Frank Luyd, Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Lloyd Lincoln Wright.

    Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000.

    Condition Report*: In overall very good condition, with minor scuffs to painted surfaces. Otherwise free from tears, splitting, or structural losses, and structurally sound.
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    Proxy Bidding Ends
    September
    30th Thursday 10:50 am CT
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    30th Thursday
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    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 67001-67238) - 11:00 AM Central Time, Thursday, September 30, 2021.
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