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Also a small price to pay for a piece of history---and bragging rights.
Lets see what it will fetch.
Or... "to small for a dinning table, the one I own seats 10."
Or..."a library table? I read everything off the monitor."
I'm not condoning her actions of selling this at auction. But it is what it is.
She will profit from the sale like most consignors do, selling their goods to the highest bidder.
Better that responsible and documented copies be distributed, while the originals remain in situ. But I'm preaching to the choir. . .
Entropy is the law of nature, I guess: we pile up the bricks, and gravity and time reduce the pile to rubble.
I believe it was actually $19,200.RJH wrote:Wow!
Sold For: US $16,000.00
"Frankly", even if I had the means, I can't imagine shelling out that kind of money for Wright pieces similar to this. The quality of the later furniture varied greatly, and just being from a Wright house would not necessarily make it desirable to me.
I tend to draw a line between the plywood/cypress/almost cobbled together quality of some pieces, and the exquisite and artisan assembled earlier furniture. Sad there is this kind of value considered for them which prevents them from remaining in situ.
That applies to all Wright pieces of course, but if money was no object and they became available, who would not want one of the Dana table lamps or a Martin barrel chair? It is understandable such definable pieces of art deservedly fetch the prices collectors are willing to pay. Of course, I would promptly put them back where they belong!