Cherokee Red

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WJM
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Cherokee Red

Post by WJM »

Looking for any information on the different versions of cherokee red.
Pantone numbers, paint manufactures, opinions, etc.

DavidC
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Post by DavidC »

Here's a thread that can hopefully be of some help.


David

William (Minic) Minnich
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Re: Cherokee Red

Post by William (Minic) Minnich »

A piece was designed for the Taliesin furniture line that was to be produced for that line between 1953 an 1955. Mr. Wright commissioned my father, Valentin Minnich, and his company MINIC to submit designs and prototypes of vases and furniture pieces for the Taliesin line.
This particular design was designed by me but was rejected in Oct. of 1954 as being to costly to reproduce in a mass production line.
My design as a fourteen year old was based on the knowledge that Mr. Wright liked reds as a color (and particularly Cherokee Red) and mahogany as a wood. I decided to try and combine the two.
The nine drawer configuration was based a playful and fanciful way of working in my birthday-----May 9th. I sat on this design for 25 years and then decided to produce it for myself. I worked in the reds of mahogany as a sign of honor and esteem for Mr. Wright.
If you are interested in a photo, let me know your email. Yours, William V. Minnich
After my brother died in 2013 one of my children asked me if I was now the last person to have worked on a project with Mr. Wright. I was taken aback by the question as it might very well be true. I wonder if any one out there would know?

SDR
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Re: Cherokee Red

Post by SDR »

We first heard from Mr Minnich in 2007:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3252&hilit=minnich&start=15


And again, in 2009:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3366


The Cherokee Red thread cited by David might be found here:

search.php?keywords=Cherokee


You may certainly contact me with photos. The "Contact me" option here no longer seems to include readers' emails.

sdrdesignsdr@gmail.com

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DRN
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Re: Cherokee Red

Post by DRN »

There is this “red thread” in which we referenced the research by the author of “The Car is Architecture “:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11696&hilit=Oldsmobile

and

viewtopic.php?t=2163&postdays=0&postord ... 83af2dfd38

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