For sale: Usonian furniture from 'FLW's Derby House'

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DavidC
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For sale: Usonian furniture from 'FLW's Derby House'

Post by DavidC »

Derby House was a 1926 design in Glendale, CA by Lloyd Wright, not "Frank Floyd Wright". Anyone know where this furniture might actually be from?

Rare 1945 Unison Desk and Chair by Frank Floyd Wright


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Post by SDR »

The chair has Schindlerian over-(under- ?)tones; the mix-mash of species is odd.

"Provenance has been established via set of original plans of the house and design drawings for the desk and chair." Does that mean that the drawings are available---for viewing, at least ?

$26,000 for "Unison" ? Come on, 1st Dibs . . .

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Post by SDR »

No furniture seen in photos of the Derby residence as presented in Weintraub's monograph appears to have been designed for the house, nor by a recognized designer.

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Roderick Grant
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Post by Roderick Grant »

I knew former owners of Derby in the 80s, Michael and Carole Dougherty, visited several times, and can't recall seeing any furniture in their house that was designed by Lloyd. I'm sure they would have pointed it out if they'd had any.

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