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Mr. Hanna had a workshop(woodshop?) in the uphill addition to the house...did he design and make it?
Might this piece have been made by an anonymous woodworker engaged by the Hanna’s?
Might the piece be the design of TAA as part of post-1959 alterations?
Any of Dan's scenarios seems a good possibility---assuming that the table had anything to do with the Hannas. Paul Hanna collected hardwood lumber for use in his workshop, and did make furniture designed by Wright. A photo of the table in situ would be proof positive. There must be many more photos of the house than have been published in the primary sources ?
As obvious a form as it may seem, the combination of equilateral triangle and hexagon, in a furniture piece, seems not to have occurred to Mr Wright. I'd be interested to see an example that would prove me wrong.
Another instance of combining hex and triangle is the hex table with triangle seats from Heritage Henredon.
I have written to the seller:
There is a hexagonal table shown in the playroom, on the plan of the original construction. The single photo of the playroom in the Hannas' book unfortunately does not include the table.
The Hannas may have had their workshop/guest quarters built as early as 1950; the contract was signed in January of that year. The bedroom remodel was accomplished by 1957. When the playroom became the dining room is unclear; I find only this mention, on page 87: "The dining end of the living room was adequate for dinner parties of eight to ten persons. After some years we were able to convert the playroom to its planned ultimate function as dining room. Then the living room, with the dining function removed, could be at its best." No date is given for that change.
The Hannas did have furniture made for them, at the start. They report making some furniture for themselves while the cabinetmakers still had their tooIs and equipment in the house. I have not seen Taliesin design a table with a solid 6- or 8-quarter hardwood top; this hexagonal table strikes me as Paul's work. But it could not have been properly made without a jointer, to prepare the planks for gluing-up into the massive top. A jointer (but not, oddly, a planer) was part of the equipment in their new postwar workshop. (Planks of narra, teak, dao, Honduras mahogany, ironwood, kamagon, and rosewood were acquired during the Hannas' foreign travels; they were on assignment in Panama and the Philippines in '47 and '48. Other locations included Africa and "the Orient.")
So, when was this table made, and for what use ? Son Bob said it was in the playroom, and I'm sure we can rely on that. But when ?