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    Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959)
    Taliesin Coffee Table, circa 1955, Henredon
    Mahogany
    24-3/8 x 54 x 54 inches (61.9 x 137.2 x 137.2 cm)

    In a career that spanned over sixty years, Frank Lloyd Wright's final decade saw some of his most exciting work come to fruition. Prior to his death in 1959, the architect and designer completed the spiraling Guggenheim Museum, several significant private residences, the Marin County Civic Center and Price Tower, his only realized "skycraper". These years also saw the release of a collection of furniture designs, a project that had not been undertaken by the architect before: the Taliesin line produced with Heritage Henredon.
    Known for his all-inclusive vision, Frank Lloyd Wright created a vast body of custom furniture designs during his career, from early arts and crafts style chairs and tables in oak to angular seating and desks in a variety of materials, including copper and plywood, for projects like his Usonian houses and Price Tower. Not to outdo his reputation as America's leading architect, as a furniture designer, Wright could also be considered among our country's most innovative.
    For his partnership with Henredon, Wright designed an extensive collection of more than sixty pieces to be produced in high quality mahogany, all featuring a broken Greek-key pattern border signifying the works as part of his Taliesin line. Many works were based on works previously designed for custom residences, and all of them are simple and elegant in design with an emphasis on craftsmanship and ornamental utility. Though the line was produced for a wide marketplace, they are exceedingly collectible and versatile, representing a special chapter of American modern architecture and design.



    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.



    Condition Report*: Overall good condition, with attractive use of wood grain to top, faint losses and abrasions along frieze, and minor scuffs to legs.
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    Auction Dates
    October, 2020
    13th Tuesday
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