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https://www.wwhardware.com/stanley-4483 ... ull-s44835
http://www.cabinetparts.com/p/knape-and ... AkAK8P8HAQ
https://www.etsy.com/listing/477993214/ ... ref=market
Do you think the Kino Bros. from the Roadshow would discourage the new owner from reupholstering the seat and its back?...or repairing what appears to be the start of rust-through in the knee well side of the drawer cabinet?
I note that in early photos the seat-back rests at a more vertical angle than this piece does, today. Perhaps that could be addressed with some subtle addition of material at the latch, or wherever. One thinks of the sagging lever door handles found on most pre-war automobiles. Restorers routinely address that problem, sometimes by merely exchanging right-hand for left-hand square-rod handle shafts, I believe . . .
It's Keno, by the by -- like the casino game ?
http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot/ ... 2600807b15
This item went for $32,200 and had the letter slots and was probably in better condition. If anyone has this auction catalog handy, they could check:
http://auctioncatalogs.com/wp-content/u ... llsize.jpg
Other Larkin furniture pieces have passed through Wright20 and Sotheby's over the years for a variety of prices, but my guess is that in today's relatively depressed market for Wright items (a Coonley window just went for under $10k at a recent Toomey auction) $45k for this desk is a stretch.
http://www.steinerag.com/flw/Artifact%2 ... Chairs.htm
Title: Desk Chair 1903. Larkin Administration Building Desk and Chair (1903 - S.093) 1981.
Description: Chair Example C: Desk with attached chair that automatically folds in. Chairs would not have to be moved, increasing the efficiency of cleaning the large office building. The design was to Brown painted steel, black leather seat and back on the chair. Desk: 43 (H) x 48 (W) x 24.5 (D), Chair and base: 31 (H) x 15 (W) x 16.5 (D). It appears that three styles were created. Photography by Thomas A. Heinz. Acquired from Kelmscott Galleries.
Size: One 4x5 color photograph.
What would "Acquired from Kelmscott Galleries" mean, do you suppose. Acquired by whom ? Perhaps the photo is the object acquired . . .
"Automatically folds in" may be a bit of an exaggeration ?
" The show is typical of those put on by the gallery since its opening in December of 1998, initially drawing on the collection of the short-lived Kelmscott Gallery, which specialized in works of Frank Lloyd Wright and was located in the former Krause Music Store, whose ornamented facade was the last major design of Wright's Leiber-Meister ("beloved master"), Louis Sullivan. ArchiTech owner David Jameson was manager at the Kelmscott, and for nine years ran the vintage shop Gallery Kitsch, "known for its outrageous fashion and decor". "