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eBay: 'Original floorplan for Pratt House - signed by FLW'

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:38 am
by DavidC

Re: eBay: 'Original floorplan for Pratt House - signed by FLW'

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:39 pm
by Roderick Grant
I predict they will not get the price they are asking.

Re: eBay: 'Original floorplan for Pratt House - signed by FLW'

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:41 pm
by SDR
"In fine condition, with light overall wrinkling" . . . ! I suppose a conservation expert might improve the condition of the paper, but I'd be surprised if those compression wrinkles could be completely corrected. (I'd have guessed water damage, but there is no indication of ink bleed.)

The enlargement function is not working correctly on the eBay page, so only one of the photos of the sheet can be viewed in detail. That this is an original drawing---on unspecified stock---is surprising; one usually sees only orphaned diazo prints of drawings like this, on eBay. Note that no provenance is supplied.

S

Re: eBay: 'Original floorplan for Pratt House - signed by FLW'

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:25 am
by DRN
Just speculation on my part, but it is not inconceivable that an original drawing might have been damaged in the studio and discarded once the information was copied onto a fresh sheet...the discard being kept by a studio member. This could also be a drawing that “walked” like some others and was damaged subsequently. An auction house may have declined sale of a damaged piece, with eBay being an alternate means for selling.