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The reason for the post is the great zoom feature on the photo. Just click the photo and then use the zoom in the upper right corner of the detail photo. The level of detail visible may be of help to anyone interested in the Usonian furniture construction.
http://www.sothebys.com/app/live/lot/Lo ... =159465699
the estimate is high, but how do you price the priceless?
The fabric must be new...too white and does not match what I have. I'm not sure if these pieces are the same as those sold in 2006 which had the original fabric. The table matches the size noted then (which does not appear on the drawings) and there were only 4 hassocks sold then. Per the drawings, 8 were to have been made...
it's great with the zoom; one can even see the 5 ply edge of the hassocks.
interesting, all of your furniture seems to be ply; lamberson tables, cabinets, shelves, are ply, but our drawings for the hassocks call for solid wood. we had to find wide (14") redwood boards in order to build them. we had a dozen made, they are now finished and when the cushions are upholstered, i will post them. for sweeton, wright was reasonable in asking for eight , the lamberson house drawings say build 17!
do you still have the drawings for your furniture, or will you reconstruct the hassocks from an existing one?
are the sweeton hassocks unique to your house? yet another interesting cube variation.
This Goetsch/Winckler chair looks more like Schindler to me than any other of Wright's things, somehow. Maybe it's the center leg and fin ?
And is that a perforated decoration ?
The "Goetsch and Winckler" E. Lansing Mich. Drawing 3907.11
Date: May 7, 1940
The beds shown here were constructed but are no longer in the house. Several of the sectional dining room tables and bedside tables are still in
use, but none of the dining room chairs seem to have been built. Two studio chairs (see plate 26) were constructed but at a later time, judging
from their absence in the 1940 photographs.
PLATE 26 [photo in post above]
Studio Chair and Stool No date
Kresge Art Museum, gift of Elizabeth Halsted
At least two "studio chairs" were constructed sometime after 1940 according to the design on the millwork drawing (plate 17). However, the
pattern on the lower front leg is not specified in the drawings. The chairs do not appear in any photographs of the interior. They originally had
cushions, but according to visitors to the house these were missing from at least the mid-1960s.
The stool is one of several that were built and used around the dining table, as seen in Balthazar Korab's photograph in "The Work of Frank
Lloyd Wright in Michigan," Michigan Society of Architects Bulletin, 33 (Dec. 1959). While the specifications were not included in Wright's drawings, this
design is found often in Wright's Usonian houses.
All of the above, from "Affordable Dreams" (Kresge Art Museum Bulletin, Special Issue, Vol VI, 1991)