a slow form of demolition

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outside in
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a slow form of demolition

Post by outside in »

Does anyone know how the following cabinet doors came to be listed at Tomey Gallery for auction this weekend? Last I heard, the house was still standing.........





315. Frank Lloyd Wright cabinet doors, pair, from the Hills-DeCaro house, c. 1906, incased in original frame, leaded design with wide caming, one cracked segment, glass: 12

Roderick Grant
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Post by Roderick Grant »

It's possible removal dates back to a major restoration/fire in the 1980s. While restoring the house, an electrical fire caused serious damage (and revealed important clues to its as-built design) which may have resulted in damaged elements being replaced. That's all I can imagine.

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