Retail: Allen House (Wichita, KS) Planter Reproduction

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DavidC
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Retail: Allen House (Wichita, KS) Planter Reproduction

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Should I be puzzled to find no mention of the material this handsome planter is made of ?

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JimM
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Stephan, the first pdf link mentions "reconstituted" stone (?)

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"Frank Lloyd Wright Collection" gives 28-pages of history of the manufacturer ... not all of which I read.
I suspect that even though reconstituted stone was originally made with mixing stone chips or dust with cement, it is probably now made with epoxy. Most likely the answer is tucked away in the 28-pages.
What I did not notice was a price list. Just hauling a thousand pound original scale planter would cost a lot.

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I'm having one of those days. A Kaiser online nurse insists that the My Doctor Online app page has a place to write in your request for the app. It doesn't---nor does the iPhone App Store page. Plenty of other apps Apple wants to provide, but no box to enter a search. Bizarre. I had to Google what I wanted . . .

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Still no prices. That means they cost more than most people are willing to pay.

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Typical vendor prices for Robie planter: Small/30" square/$1130, Medium/45" square/$1764, Large/60" square/$3084

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I've got a Nicols Bros. sprite and it is well made, the reconstituted stone is smoother and probably tougher than concrete.

They say is it suitable for outdoors, but I wouldn’t leave it outdoors if there was a chance of freezing.

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HELLER HOUSE VASE - (1:00)


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The planters FLW designed are wonderful, but they need a more thoughtful approach to what is planted in them. A wad of flowers can look like a straw Easter hat ... with a price dangling from it, like Minnie Pearl's. Plants that dangle over the edge like nasturtiums or rosary plant tend to work better.

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It is possible to find photos of these planters in use as Wright's drawn images propose. A recent example is at the Martin house . . .

https://www.dlaplus.com/media/W1siZiIsI ... _House.JPG

Thumbing through the illustrations in "A Testament," there are more examples than one can shake a stick (or an iPhone) at. In all but one of these instances, the planters occur as pairs symmetrically placed; they include both built-in and bowl or dish types.


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