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In 1955, Frank Lloyd Wright developed the "Taliesin Ensemble", a line of furnishings for those that did not live in one of his homes. Partnerships were formed with five companies: 1) Heritage-Henredon, a line of furniture designed by Wright.  2) Karastan, Rugs. 3) The Martin-Senour Company, the Taliesin Palette, 36 personally selected paint colors.  4) Minic, Accessories.  5) F. Schumacher & Co., Fabrics & Wallpaper designed by Wright.
       According to “Frank Lloyd Wright’s House Beautiful”, Maddex 2000, page 36, “At Elizabeth Gordon’s urging, Wright in 1955
  developed a line of home furnishings for people who did not live in one of his houses.”
       For additional information see the November 1955 issue of House Beautiful: Heritage-Henredon Furniture page 48-49.  F. Schumacher & Co. Fabrics & Wallpaper, page 94.  The Martin-Senour Company Paints, page 204.  Karastan Rugs, page 349.  There is also an article including all five companies, pages 282-290.
 
 
   F. Schumacher   Martin-Senour Paints   Heritage-Henredon   Wright Decorative Designs   American Fabrics   Wright Designed Furniture  
 
 
F. SCHUMACHER & CO.
 
Date: 1955

Title: Schumacher’s Taliesin Line of Decorative Fabrics and Wallpaper  (Published by E.W. & Co. - Sample Books, Chicago).

Author: Schumacher, Frederic

Description: Salesmen's sample book for a line of wallpapers designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.  26 wallpaper samples (four large sample designs in six or seven smaller colorways).  The wallpaper sold for $5.95 to $7.45 a roll, matched a line of fabrics also produced by Schumacher and coordinated with Wright's furniture for Heritage-Henredon.  13 large fabric samples with an additional 125 smaller samples of 5 to 30 colorways.  Designs include No. 103, 504, 102, 101, 502, 104, 501, 505, 705, 503, 706, 506, 507 (in this order).  Includes 30 photos and one illustration of Wright’s work and examples of products in use.  Last bound page is 18 perforated reply cards.  Also included but loose are three press releases (1955 - 1, 1956 - 2), price list and additional loose samples. See David Hanks, “Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright”, pp. 195-198. Sweeney lists the date as 1957 but includes: “This book is undated and possible appeared in 1955.”  F. Schumacher & Co. was founded in 1889.  A letter that accompanied this book states “Our Sixty-Sixth Year” which would make the publication date 1955 as Sweeney alludes to. Also according to “Frank Lloyd Wright’s House Beautiful”, Maddex 2000, page 36, “At Elizabeth Gordon’s urging, Wright in 1955 developed a line of home furnishings for people who did not live in one of his houses.”  (First Edition)  (Sweeney 1148)

Size: 17.5 x 22.75

Pages: Pp 36 +

S#: 1148.00.0706

   
Example of Design No. 104

Example of inside pages            

   
Date: 1955

Title: Schumacher/Heritage-Henredon Dining Room 1955.

Description: This is a copy of the photograph published in the "Schumacher’s Taliesin Line of Decorative Fabrics and Wallpaper," Schumacher/Wright, 1955, as an example of "Design No. 705" fabric and wallpaper. A similar design was used in 2001 at the Nakoma Clubhouse, Cleo, CA. The furniture was produced by Heritage-Henredon, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The buffet cabinet in the background is a combination of three small chests, No. 2002 (L), 2003 and 2001 (R). The table appears to be possibly a prototype of the dining room tables to come. The legs are correct, with the bullnose outer edge and carved patterned design. The round table top has the bullnose edge, but no design. To date, we have seen rectangular table tops as well as other furniture with the decorative design, but the round table tops, No. 2000 and 2001, are trimmed with copper moulding. The chairs do not appear to be designed by Wright, and were possibly used due to the lack of samples at the time. There is a note in House Beautiful, November, 1955, p.282 which might shed some light in explaining the discrepancies. "Much of this merchandise was not available for photograph as this issue went to press..." (Thanks to Peter Kelley, MassModern for his insight.) See additional information about the Nakoma Clubhouse.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1092.93.0416

   
Date: 1955

Title: Schumacher/Heritage-Henredon Dining Room 1955.

Description: This is a copy of the photograph published in House Beautiful, November, 1955, p.283. Drapes and wallpaper are "Design No. 705", "Schumacher’s Taliesin Line of Decorative Fabrics and Wallpaper," Schumacher/Wright, 1955, fabric and wallpaper. A similar design was used in 2001 at the Nakoma Clubhouse, Cleo, CA. The furniture was produced by Heritage-Henredon, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The buffet cabinet in the background is a combination of four small chests (L to R), No. 2003, 2002, 2003 and 2001. The shelf was an optional add-on. The table appears to be possibly a prototype of the dining room tables to come. The legs are correct, with the bullnose outer edge and carved patterned design. The round table top has the bullnose edge, but no design. To date, we have seen rectangular table tops as well as other furniture with the decorative design, but the round table tops, No. 2000 and 2001, are trimmed with copper moulding. The bench is No. 1904. There is a note in House Beautiful, November, 1955, p.282 which might shed some light in explaining the discrepancies. "Much of this merchandise was not available for photograph as this issue went to press..." (Thanks to Peter Kelley, MassModern for his insight.) See additional information about the Nakoma Clubhouse.

Size: 8 x 10 Color photograph.

S#: 1092.94.0416

   
Date: 1955

Title: 1955 Letter: “Our Sixty-sixth Year” (Printed by F. Schumacher & Co., New York)

Author: H.L. Rose, Sales Manager

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright and F. Schumacher & Company Present “Taliesin”. Letter accompanying the 1955 portfolio.

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: 1

S#: 1148.01.0706

   
Date: 1956

Title: 1956 Letter: “Our Sixty-seventh Year” (Printed by F. Schumacher & Co., New York)

Author: H.L. Rose, Sales Manager

Description: Bonus Sample! Newest Addition to Taliesin Line. Letter accompanying sample of Design 107.

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: 1

S#: 1148.02.0706

   
Date: 1956

Title: 1956 Flyer: “A Special Bonus Sample” (Printed by F. Schumacher & Co., New York)

Author: F. Schumacher & Co.

Description: Small flyer accompanying Design 107.

Size: 7.75 x 4.5

Pages: 1

S#: 1148.03.0706

   
Date: 1956

Title: 1956 Letter: “Our Sixty-seventh Year” (Printed by F. Schumacher & Co., New York)

Author: H.L. Rose, Sales Manager

Description: Latest Additions to The Taliesin Line by Frank Lloyd Wright.  Letter accompanying latest samples.

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: 1

S#: 1148.04.0706

   
Date: 1956

Title: 1956 Letter: “Additions to Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin Line ” (Printed by F. Schumacher & Co., New York)

Author: H.L. Rose, Sales Manager

Description: Price list stapled to above letter accompanying latest samples.

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: 1

S#: 1148.05.0706

   
Date: 1986

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright: Schumacher (Produced by F. Schumacher & Co.)

Author: F. Schumacher & Co.

Description: This booklet is from the Schumacher 1986 Frank Lloyd Wright Collection. This was the first full Schumacher Frank Lloyd Wright collection since the original Frank Lloyd Wright collection in 1955.  The Collection includes Wallcoverings, Rugs, Panels and Sheers, Wovens, and Prints.  The set included three slip cases which held bound sample books.  One for print fabrics, one for woven fabrics and one for wallpapers.  The slip case also included this booklet.  Includes 38 photographs. 

Size: 8.5 x 11.6

Pages: Pp 24

ST#: 1986.31.0707

   
Date: 1986

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright: Schumacher (Rugs only) (Produced by F. Schumacher & Co.)

Author: F. Schumacher & Co.

Description: This booklet is from the Schumacher 1986 Frank Lloyd Wright Collection. This was the first full Schumacher Frank Lloyd Wright Collection since the original Frank Lloyd Wright Collection in 1955. This booklet consisted of eight rug designs only, which were reproductions or adaptations of original designs. The full Collection includes Wallcoverings, Rugs, Panels and Sheers, Wovens, and Prints. The set included three slip cases which held bound sample books. One for print fabrics, one for woven fabrics and one for wallpapers. Includes 8 photographs. Gift from Randolph C. Henning. (First Edition)

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 12

ST#: 1986.33.0709

   
  Date: 1986

Title: Schumacher Fabric Samples.

Description:
Schumacher Fabric Samples 1986. FLW F86 Series, 26 samples

Size: 4" x 7.5".

ST#:
1986.65.0416
A) Little House Window, 54" wide: 1) Khaki, 16M0000; 2) Sage 16M0001; 3) Sand 16M0002; 4) Cerulean 16M0003; 5) Alabaster 16M0004
   
B) Design 102, 54" wide: 1) Document Blue, 16M0020; 2) Terra-Cotta, 16M0021; 3) Slate Blue & Olive, 16M00221; 4) Amethyst & Sand, 16M0023; 5) Stone Green, 16M0024;
   
C) Liberty Triangles 54": 1) Amethyst, 16M0040; 2) Sky, 16M0042; 3) Sand, 16M0043; 4) Slate, 16M0044; 5) Adobe, 16M0045; 6) Black & White, 16M0046; 7) Taupe, 16M0047;
   
D) Prisms 54": 1) Lake Blue & Sage, 16M0050; 2) Cedar, 16M0051; 3) Amethyst, 16M0053; 4) Cobalt & Pumpkin, 16M0055;
   
E) Texture 54": 1) Pumice, 16M0060; 2) Moonstone, 16M0061; 3) Lava, 16M0062; 4) Travertine Pine, 16M0063; 5) Bittersweet, 16M0064;
   
  Date: 1986

Title:
Schumacher Fabric Samples 1986.

Description:
FLWWF86 Series, 28 samples

Size:
3" x 5 "

ST#:
1986.66.0416
   
A) Imperial Triangle, 53" Wide: 1) Indigo, 52M990; 2) Chamois, 52M991; 3) Celadon, 52M993; 4) Terra Cotta, 52M994; 5) Otter, 52M995;
   
B) Storer House Matelasse, 55" Wide: 1) Sand, 53M150; 2) Mercury, 53M151; 3) Cactus Leaf, 53M152; 4) Tulipwood, 53M153; 5) Indigo, 53M154; 6) Ruby, 53M155; 7) Blush Ash, 53M156; 8) Cactus Rose, 53M157;
   
C) Liberty Weave, 51" Wide: 1) Clove, 89M691; 2) Bittersweet, 89M692; 3) Peacock, 89M693; 4) Ruby, 89M694;
   
D) Chevron Repp, 51" Wide: 1) Desert, 89M890; 2) Amber Brown, 89M891; 3) Blue Ash, 89M892; 4) Sienna, 89M893; 5) Persimmon, 89M894; 6) Aurora, 89M895; 7) Corsair, 89M896;
   
E) Reflective Ceiling, 56" Wide: 1) Desert, 89M931; 2) Cactus Rose, 89M932; 3) Dusk, 89M933; 4) Tulipwood, 89M934;
   
Date: 1987

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright A collection of Wallcoverings, Companion Fabrics and Borders. 

Author: F. Schumacher & Co.

Description: Schumacher Wallpaper sample book of Frank Lloyd Wright designs. 131 samples of wallpaper, borders and fabric.

Size: 13.5 x 17.5

Pages: Pp 142

ST#: 1987.18.0704

   
Date: #56760

Title: Schumacher Pattern #56760

Author: F. Schumacher & Co.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright Sample Fabric

Size: 28 x 32

ST#: 1991.18.0800

   
  Date: 1997

Title: Schumacher Fabric Samples.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright Series. Seventeen fabric samples by Schumacher. Label on verso: "Frank Lloyd Wright, Exclusive Schumacher Woven. Schumacher." Manufactures circa 1997. Acquired originally in 1997.

Size: Samples approximately 5" x 8.5".

ST#: 1997.69.0316

   
A) Tulip Tapestry: 1) Clay Springs 28202; 2) Quartzsite 28203; 3) Vermilion Cliffs 28204; 4)Verde 28205; 5) Black Peak 28206. 54" wide, 137 CM.
   
B) Coonley Weave: 1) Putty 56700; 2) Clay 56701; 3) Blue 56703; 4) Garnet 56704. 54" wide, 137 CM.
   
C) Imperial Triangles II: 1) Cream 56710. 54" wide, 137 CM.
   
D) Prairie Mirage: 1) Cedar 56751; 2) Juniper 56751. 54" wide, 137 CM.
   
E) March Balloons: 1) Wheat 56760; 2) Clover 56762; 3) Hunter 56765. 55" wide, 140 CM. (Frank Lloyd Wright Germany).
   
F) Liberty Weave: 1) Ruby 89694; 2) Sienna 89696. 51" wide, 130CM.
   
Date: 1998

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright Wallpaper & Border Collection

Author: F. Schumacher & Co.

Description:  117 Samples

Size: 14.5 x 10.5

ST#: 1998.17.0800

   
Date: 1999

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright Wallpaper & Border Collection

Author: F. Schumacher & Co.

Description: 92 Samples

Size: 14.5 x 10.5

ST#: 1999.26.0800

   
Date: 1999

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright Fabric Collection

Author: F. Schumacher & Co.

Description: 81 Samples

Size: 12 x 10.5

ST#: 1999.25.0800

   
  Date: 1999

Title: Schumacher’s Frank Lloyd Wright Wovens Series. Set of 82 Loose Woven Fabric Samples.

Description: 1) Willits Glass: Gypsum 20010; Chamois 20011; Cactus 20012; Canyon 20013; Jasper 20014; Tahoe Blue 20015; Poppy 20016. (7)     2) Grasses: Gypsum 20020; Chamois 20021; Cactus 20022; Adobe 20023; Nickel 20024; Poppy 20025. (6)     3) Trellised Vine: Gypsum 25330; Chamois 25331; Cactus 25332; Nickel 25333; Jasper 25334; Poppy 25335. (6)     4) Fern Meadow: Gypsum 25340; Chamois 25341; Cactus 25342; Nickel 25343; Jasper 25344; Poppy 25345. (6)     5) Prairie Sumac: Gypsum 25350; Chamois 25351; Cactus 25352; Jasper 25354; Tahoe Blue 25355; Poppy 25356, Pinon 25357. (7)     6) Prairie Foliage: Gypsum 25360; Chamois 25361; Cactus 25362; Canyon 25363, Nickel 25364, Jasper 25365; Tahoe Blue 25366; Dessert Plum 25367, Pinon 25368, Poppy 25369. (10)     7) Floating Maple Leaves: Chamois 25370; Cactus 25371; Canyon 25372, Tahoe Blue 25373; Dessert Plum 25374, Pinon 25375. (6)     8) Glencoe Window: Poppy 43230; Jasper 43231; Cactus 43232; Gypsum 43233; Pinon 43234; Adobe 43235; Tahoe Blue 43236; Dessert Plum 43267, Pinon 43268. (10)    9) Waterfall Stripe: Gypsum 60150; Canyon 60151; Desert Plum 60152; Jasper 60153; Jasper 60153 (2nd, Darker); Cactus 60154. (6)     10) Simple Leaves: Gypsum 60170; Chamois 60171; Cactus 60172; Canyon 60173; Nickel 60174; Jasper 60175; Tahoe Blue 60176; Poppy 60177; Pinon 60178. (Two sets - 18) (82 Total). 

Size: 8.5 x 5.25 each.

ST#: 1999.65.1111

1) Willits Glass (Left to Right): Gypsum 20010; Chamois 20011; Cactus 20012; Canyon 20013; Jasper 20014; Tahoe Blue 20015; Poppy 20016. (7)
2) Grasses (Left to Right): Gypsum 20020; Chamois 20021; Cactus 20022; Adobe 20023; Nickel 20024; Poppy 20025. (6)
3) Trellised Vine (Left to Right): Gypsum 25330; Chamois 25331; Cactus 25332; Nickel 25333; Jasper 25334; Poppy 25335. (6)
4) Fern Meadow (Left to Right): Gypsum 25340; Chamois 25341; Cactus 25342; Nickel 25343; Jasper 25344; Poppy 25345. (6)
5) Prairie Sumac (Left to Right): Gypsum 25350; Chamois 25351; Cactus 25352; Jasper 25354; Tahoe Blue 25355; Poppy 25356, Pinon 25357. (7)
6) Prairie Foliage (Left to Right): Gypsum 25360; Chamois 25361; Cactus 25362; Canyon 25363, Nickel 25364, Jasper 25365; Tahoe Blue 25366; Dessert Plum 25367, Pinon 25368, Poppy 25369. (10)
7) Floating Maple Leaves (Left to Right): Chamois 25370; Cactus 25371; Canyon 25372, Tahoe Blue 25373; Dessert Plum 25374, Pinon 25375. (6)
8) Glencoe Window (Left to Right): Poppy 43230; Jasper 43231; Cactus 43232; Gypsum 43233; Pinon 43234; Adobe 43235; Tahoe Blue 43236; Dessert Plum 43267, Pinon 43268. (10)
9) Waterfall Stripe (Left to Right): Gypsum 60150; Canyon 60151; Desert Plum 60152; Jasper 60153; Jasper 60153 (2nd, Darker); Cactus 60154. (6)
10) Simple Leaves (Left to Right): Gypsum 60170; Chamois 60171; Cactus 60172; Canyon 60173; Nickel 60174; Jasper 60175; Tahoe Blue 60176; Poppy 60177; Pinon 60178. (Two sets - 18)
   
  Date: 1999

Title: Schumacher’s Frank Lloyd Wright Sheers Series. Eight Sheer Fabric Sample Booklets.

Description: 1) Wisteria Madras: *Ivory 12240; Ecru 12241. (2)
2) Bamboo Sheer: *Stone 12254 (2); Straw 12252; Robin’s Egg 12251; Natural 12250. (5)
3) Masselink Ferns: *Sandstone 12270; Granite 12271; Moss 12272. (3)
4) Pine Bark Stencil: White 12260; Ivory 12261; Chamois 12262; Cactus 12263; *Adobe 12264; Also includes Imperial Triangles: Natural 12280. (6)
5) Geometric Stencil: *White 12290; Chamois 12291; Adobe 12292; Jasper 12293; Cactus 12294. (5)
6) Fern Stencil: *Wheat 170520; Champagne 170521; Pewter 170522; Snow 170523; Eucalyptus 170524. (5)
7) Fountain Wisteria: *Wheat 170530; Eucalyptus 170531; Hemp 170532. (3)
8) Autobiography: *Snow 170540; Champagne 170541; Wheat 170542; Pewter 170543. (4) (33 total Samples.) Gift from Randolph C. Henning.
*Indicates which sample is shown.

Size: 5.7 x 9.6 each

ST#: 1999.66.1111

1) Wisteria Madras: *Ivory 12240; Ecru 12241. (2)
 
2) Bamboo Sheer: *Stone 12254 (2); Straw 12252; Robin’s Egg 12251; Natural 12250. (5)
 
3) Masselink Ferns: *Sandstone 12270; Granite 12271; Moss 12272. (3)
 
4) Pine Bark Stencil: White 12260; Ivory 12261; Chamois 12262; Cactus 12263; *Adobe 12264; Also includes Imperial Triangles: Natural 12280. (6)
 
5) Geometric Stencil: *White 12290; Chamois 12291; Adobe 12292; Jasper 12293; Cactus 12294. (5)
 
6) Fern Stencil: *Wheat 170520; Champagne 170521; Pewter 170522; Snow 170523; Eucalyptus 170524. (5)
 
7) Fountain Wisteria: *Wheat 170530; Eucalyptus 170531; Hemp 170532. (3)
 
8) Autobiography: *Snow 170540; Champagne 170541; Wheat 170542; Pewter 170543. (4)
   
Date: 1999

Title: Schumacher Press Kit Folder "Schumacher: Introducing 1999 Frank Lloyd Wright Collection".

Author: F. Schumacher & Co.

Description: Includes four descriptive sheets, PR Release, reprint of an article published in "Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies" 1995, and Folder.

Size: 9 x 12

Pages: Pp 4

ST#: 1999.27.0800

   
Date: 1999

Title: Schumacher Descriptive Sheet #1.

Author: F. Schumacher & Co.

Description: "Schumacher. Introducing 1999 Frank Lloyd Wright Collection. Inspired by Wright’s personal collection of Japanese works of art, passion for nature, as well as the stained glass interiors of some of Wright’s homes, Schumacher’s 1999 Frank Lloyd Wright Collection extracts the essence of nature in 30 beautiful patterns..." Designed in eight earth-tone colors including Poppy, Chamois, Adobe, Jasper and Tahoe Blue. The three available designs include Prairie Foliage in ten colorways, Waterfall Stripe available in six colorways and Prairie Sumac in eight colorways.

Size: 8.5 x 11.

Pages: Pp 2

ST#: 1999.27A

   
Date: 1999

Title: Schumacher Descriptive Sheet #2.

Author: F. Schumacher & Co.

Description: "Schumacher. Introducing 1999 Frank Lloyd Wright Collection. Inspired by Wright’s personal collection of Japanese works of art, passion for nature, as well as the stained glass interiors of some of Wright’s homes, Schumacher’s 1999 Frank Lloyd Wright Collection extracts the essence of nature in 30 beautiful patterns..." Designed in eight earth-tone colors including Poppy, Chamois, Adobe, Jasper and Tahoe Blue. The three available designs include Fern Stencil, Bougainvillaea and Incense.

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 2

ST#: 1999.27B

   
Date: 1999

Title: Schumacher Descriptive Sheet #3.

Author: F. Schumacher & Co.

Description: "Schumacher. Introducing 1999 Frank Lloyd Wright Collection. Inspired by Wright’s personal collection of Japanese works of art, passion for nature, as well as the stained glass interiors of some of Wright’s homes, Schumacher’s 1999 Frank Lloyd Wright Collection extracts the essence of nature in 30 beautiful patterns..." Designed in eight earth-tone colors including Poppy, Chamois, Adobe, Jasper and Tahoe Blue. The four available designs include Trellised Vine, Willits Glass, Masselink Ferns and Fern Meadow.

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 2

ST#: 1999.27C

   
Date: 1999

Title: Schumacher Descriptive Sheet #4.

Author: F. Schumacher & Co.

Description: "Patterson, Flynn & Martin. 1999 Frank Lloyd Wright Collection. Inspired by Wright’s personal collection of Japanese works of art, passion for nature, as well as the stained glass interiors of some of Wright’s homes, Schumacher’s 1999 Frank Lloyd Wright Collection extracts the essence of nature in 30 beautiful patterns including the Maple Leaf Custom Rug."

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 2

ST#: 1999.27D

   
Date: 1999

Title: Schumacher announces new line of fabrics, wallpapers and floor coverings, 1999.

Author: F. Schumacher & Co.

Description: "Frank Lloyd Wright’s Passion. Schumacher beautifully captures the essence of Wright’s botanicals in a new line of Home Furnishings. Over two years ago, the Schumacher design team was invited to Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and architectural laboratory in Scottsdale, AZ. Inspired by Wright’s vast private collections of botanical representations, especially those in Japanese art..."

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 2

ST#: 1999.27E

   
Date: 1995

Title: "Make Designs to Your Heart’s Content": The Frank Lloyd Wright/Schumacher Venture. Reprint of an article published in "Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies", Vol. 21, No. 2, 1995.

Author: Thurman, Christa C. Mayer

Description: "In 1976, the Art Institute’s Department of Textiles acquired a textile and wallpaper sample book, or folio, titled "Schumacher’s Taliesin Line of Decorative Fabrics and Wallpapers Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.", along with thirteen fabrics of varying lengths. Today, nearly twenty years later, this purchase has proven to be a wise one, for copies of the folio are rare, with only twelve examples known to exist..." History of Wright’s textile designs and the Wright / Schumacher venture. Includes eleven photographs and illustrations.

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 153 - 163

ST#: 1999.27F

   
Date: 2009

Title: V&A Pattern: The Fifties (Hard Cover with Paper Band and CD) (Published by V&A Publishing, Victoria and Albert Museum, London)

Author: Prichard, Sue

Description: Beautifully designed, accessible, and informative, this little book is a repository of ideas and inspiration for designers of all kinds. Included in each volume is a CD of all the images shown within. The Fifties produced some of the most inventive and innovative twentieth-century pattern designs as the emerging trend for abstraction in the fine arts. Sue Prichard is curator of contemporary textiles at the V&A. (Publisher's description.) Includes 65 colour illustrations, one by Frank Lloyd Wright. Original Hard Cover List Price $12.95. (Fourth Edition)

Size: 5.25 x 7.25

Pages: Pp 80

ST#: 2009.27.0513

   
   
   
MARTIN-SENOUR PAINTS
 

Envelope

 
Date: 1955

Title:

Frank Lloyd Wright Selects the Taliesin Palette in Martin-Senour Paints  (Produced by The Martin-Senour Company, Chicago)

According to “Frank Lloyd Wright’s House Beautiful”, Maddex 2000, page 36, “At Elizabeth Gordon’s urging, Wright in 1955 developed a line of home furnishings for people who did not live in one of his houses.” 

Author: Martin-Senour Company

Description: Inside:  House Beautiful and these manufacturers worked together to produce the Taliesin Ensemble:  Heritage-Henredon, Furniture;  Karastan, Rugs; The Martin-Senour Company, Paints;  Minic, Accessories;  F. Schumacher & Co., Fabrics & Wallpaper.  Includes 36 painted swatches.  Back: “In a program that reflects the American spirit and culture, Mr. Wright has designed furniture for Heritage-Henredon, fabrics and wallpaper for F. Schumacher & Co., rugs for Karastan and integrated all these with 36 personally selected Martin-Senour Colors",  #A32-66.  Ads in the November 1955 issue of House Beautiful announced: Heritage-Henredon Furniture page 48-49.  F. Schumacher & Co. Fabrics & Wallpaper, page 94.  The Martin-Senour Company Paints, page 204.  Karastan Rugs, page 349.  There is also an article including all five companies, pages 282-290.  Includes original shipping envelope. 

Size: 9.5 x 9.5

Pages: Pp 4

ST#: 1148.06.0507

   
Wright Selects the Taliesin Palette Inside (1955)
 
 
HERITAGE-HENREDON
 
Date: 1955

Title: Wright designed Heritage-Henredon furniture (June 29, 1955).

Photographer: Fran Byne

Description: In 1955, Frank Lloyd Wright developed the "Taliesin Ensemble", a line of furnishings for those that did not live in one of his homes. Partnerships were formed with five companies: 1) Heritage-Henredon, a line of furniture designed by Wright. 2) Karastan, Rugs. 3) The Martin-Senour Company, the Taliesin Palette, 36 personally selected paint colors. 4) Minic, Accessories. 5) F. Schumacher & Co., Fabrics & Wallpaper designed by Wright. Clipping pasted to verso: "Frank Lloyd Wright, internationally famous architect, has designed his first line of furniture for the general public, it was learned last week. Rumors to that effects were verified when Wright conferred with officials of Heritage-Henredon..." Stamped on verso: "1955 Jun 29". Stamped on face; "Fran Byne, Photography". Image restored by Douglas M. Steiner.

Size: Original 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1092.41.0811

   
Date: 1955

Title: Heritage-Henredon furniture 1955. Wright designed Heritage-Henredon line of furniture in 1955.

Description: Dining and Living Room furniture includes (L to R): Moveable Bookshelf atop a chest of drawers shows versatility of Frank Lloyd Wright’s design; Dining room table with six side chairs; Expandable sofa (four pieces); Square cocktail table, original price $89.75 each. Just behind the left end of the sofa is a tall weed holder or vase. Of note is the Nakomis Sculpture, top left on the bookshelf. In 1924 Frank Lloyd Wright was commissioned to design the Memorial Gateway to the Nakoma subdivision, which at the time was on the outskirts of Madison. Wright’s plans were well received by the Madison Realty Company. Wright created models of the Nakoma and Nakomis sculptures which were photographed on August 3, 1926 at Taliesin, Spring Green. In 1929-30, Charles L. Morgan created terra-cotta models of the Nakoma and Nakomis. Could this be a copy of one of the terra-cotta figures? (Left side of the room. See 1092.60 for right side.)

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1092.61.0314

   
Date: 1955

Title: Heritage-Henredon furniture 1955. Wright designed Heritage-Henredon line of furniture in 1955.

Description: Living Room furniture includes: Expandable sofa (four pieces); Square cocktail table, original price $89.75 each (five pieces); Round cushioned revolving stool, original price $89 (single piece far right). Of note is the white Nakoma Sculpture to the right, atop the table. In 1924 Frank Lloyd Wright was commissioned to design the Memorial Gateway to the Nakoma subdivision, which at the time was on the outskirts of Madison. Wright’s plans were well received by the Madison Realty Company. Wright created models of the Nakoma and Nakomis sculptures which were photographed on August 3, 1926 at Taliesin, Spring Green. In 1929-30, Charles L. Morgan created terra-cotta models of the Nakoma and Nakomis. Could this be a copy of one of the terra-cotta figures? Clipping pasted to verso: "Sofas, fabrics and occasional stock-on tables all are included in the new furniture designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Backs of sofas are customary height, but seats are a little lower than most. Tables can be used singly, in pairs or stacked to make a lamp table, as are at end of sofa." Stamped on clipping: "Oct 18 1955." (Right side of the room. See 1092.61 for left side.)

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1092.60.0314

   
Date: 1955

Title: Heritage-Henredon furniture 1955. Wright designed Heritage-Henredon line of Living Room furniture in 1955.

Description: Living Room furniture includes (L to R): Hexagonal hassock, original price $129 each (three pieces); Hexagonal accessory table, short, original price $$82.50 (two pieces); End tables, tall (two pieces, left and right of sofa); Sofa - Bumper end piece, original price $349 (two pieces); Hexagonal table with six triangle tables that can double as seats when equipped with small cushion (two cushions shown); Lounge chair, original price $237, (two shown). A tall weed holder or vase, sits atop the end table to the right of the sofa.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1092.62.0314

   
Date: 1955

Title: Heritage-Henredon furniture 1955.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright designed Heritage-Henredon line of furniture in 1955. Living Room furniture includes (L to R): Expandable sofa (two pieces); two Lounge Chairs, foreground: two Triangular seat-tables on either side of hexagonal coffee table. two triangular cushions, one triangular seat-table in window. Clipping pasted to verso: "Triangular seat-tables store under hexagonal coffee table, point up versatility of Frank Lloyd Wright’s new collection. (Heritage-Henredon)." Stamped on verso: "Oct 18 1955."

Size: Original 9 x 7.1 B&W photograph.

S#: 1092.68.0414

   
Date: 1955

Title: Heritage-Henredon furniture 1955.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright designed Heritage-Henredon line of furniture in 1955. Four-tiered shelf doubles as a dining room hutch and as a room divider. Shelves sit atop rectangular coffee table. Triangular seat-table is in the foreground. Bed frame can be seen in the background. Clipping pasted to verso: "Four-tiered deck atop rectangular coffee table makes an attractive room divider. Other side of deck has glass-enclosed shelves. (Heritage-Henredon)." Stamped on verso: "Oct 18 1955."

Size: Original 7.1 x 9 B&W photograph.

S#: 1092.69.0414

   
Date: 1955

Title: Wright designed Heritage-Henredon furniture

Photographer: Wesley Bowman Studio

Description: Wright designed Heritage-Henredon furniture. Press Release photograph for promotion of the Heritage-Henredon line of Wright designed furniture. In 1955, Wright developed the "Taliesin Ensemble", a line of furnishings for those that did not live in one of his homes. Partnerships were formed with F. Schumacher & Co. to produce the Taliesin Line of fabrics and wall coverings designed by Wright. Martin-Senour developed the Taliesin Palette, 36 personally selected Martin-Senour Colors. Karastan manufactured rugs. Minic manufactured Accessories, and Heritage-Henredon developed a line of furniture designed by Wright. For more information and ads for each of the companies, see the November 1955 issue of House Beautiful. Photographed by Wesley Bowman Studio, Chicago. Stamped on verso: "Jan 6 - 1956", "Wesley Bowman Studio, Chicago". Acquired from the archives of the Baltimore-Sun.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1147.46.0411

   
Date: 1955

Title: Heritage-Henredon furniture 1955. Rectangle Dining Room Table and chairs.

Description: The edge of the dining room table repeats an engraved pattern. Chair fabric, table cloth and curtains are by Schumacher fabrics, part of the Frank Lloyd Wright designed "Taliesin Ensemble." Wright designed the Heritage-Henredon line of furniture in 1955. Clipping pasted to verso: "Chairs upholstered in green linen of Frank Lloyd Wright’s design complement lower-than-usual dining table in this grouping. (Heritage-Henredon)." Stamped on verso: "Oct 18 55." Typed on verso: "Furniture designed by Frank Lloyd Wright."

Size: Original 9 x 7.1 B&W photograph.

S#: 1092.76.1014

   
Date: 1955

Title: Heritage-Henredon Dining Room furniture 1955.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright resting his arm on a piece of Heritage-Henredon dining room furniture. A cane is hanging on his left arm, a hat in his hand. His reflection is in a Heritage-Henredon mirror. Caption pasted to the verso: "Some people think it’s ‘Western,’ but that’s because of its natural matte finish on mahogany and carving at the edges. The carving is based on the Greek key design and that’s hardly ‘Western.’ Some critics think it harkens back to the dark age of furniture design, specifically, the first 25 years of this century. Again, that’s because some of the lines are so strong and so perfect in scale that they seem to some to be in poor taste. We’re not used to seeing velvet upholstery on modern furniture and Wright has used it on some occasional chairs. It reminds many people of the poorly designed velvet chair grandmother kept in her parlor, the one nobody dared use." Stamped on clipping: "Oct 18 1955." Stamped on verso: "Heritage Furniture Inc."

Size: 8 x 6.5 B&W photograph.

S#: 1092.78.0115

   
Date: 1955

Title: Heritage-Henredon furniture 1955.

Description: Wright seated at a Heritage-Henredon dining room table. Table and chair designed by Wright. This is actually two photographs glued together in 1955. Background image is a photograph of Schumacher wallpaper design No. 103. Image is published in "Schumacher’s Taliesin Line," page 3, bottom. Hidden behind the photograph of Wright is a side chair and end table from the Heritage-Henredon line of furniture designed by Wright in 1955. Hand written on verso, "17/11/55" (November 17, 1955).

Size: Original 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1092.70.0514

   
Date: 1955

Title: Schumacher/Heritage-Henredon Dining Room 1955.

Description: This is a copy of the photograph published in the "Schumacher’s Taliesin Line of Decorative Fabrics and Wallpaper," Schumacher/Wright, 1955, as an example of "Design No. 705" fabric and wallpaper. A similar design was used in 2001 at the Nakoma Clubhouse, Cleo, CA. The furniture was produced by Heritage-Henredon, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The buffet cabinet in the background is a combination of three small chests, No. 2002 (L), 2003 and 2001 (R). The table appears to be possibly a prototype of the dining room tables to come. The legs are correct, with the bullnose outer edge and carved patterned design. The round table top has the bullnose edge, but no design. To date, we have seen rectangular table tops as well as other furniture with the decorative design, but the round table tops, No. 2000 and 2001, are trimmed with copper moulding. The chairs do not appear to be designed by Wright, and were possibly used due to the lack of samples at the time. There is a note in House Beautiful, November, 1955, p.282 which might shed some light in explaining the discrepancies. "Much of this merchandise was not available for photograph as this issue went to press..." (Thanks to Peter Kelley, MassModern for his insight.) See additional information about the Nakoma Clubhouse.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1092.93.0416

   
Date: 1955

Title: Schumacher/Heritage-Henredon Dining Room 1955.

Description: This is a copy of the photograph published in House Beautiful, November, 1955, p.283. Drapes and wallpaper are "Design No. 705", "Schumacher’s Taliesin Line of Decorative Fabrics and Wallpaper," Schumacher/Wright, 1955, fabric and wallpaper. A similar design was used in 2001 at the Nakoma Clubhouse, Cleo, CA. The furniture was produced by Heritage-Henredon, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The buffet cabinet in the background is a combination of four small chests (L to R), No. 2003, 2002, 2003 and 2001. The shelf was an optional add-on. The table appears to be possibly a prototype of the dining room tables to come. The legs are correct, with the bullnose outer edge and carved patterned design. The round table top has the bullnose edge, but no design. To date, we have seen rectangular table tops as well as other furniture with the decorative design, but the round table tops, No. 2000 and 2001, are trimmed with copper moulding. The bench is No. 1904. There is a note in House Beautiful, November, 1955, p.282 which might shed some light in explaining the discrepancies. "Much of this merchandise was not available for photograph as this issue went to press..." (Thanks to Peter Kelley, MassModern for his insight.) See additional information about the Nakoma Clubhouse.

Size: 8 x 10 Color photograph.

S#: 1092.94.0416

   
Date: 1955

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright designed Heritage Henredon Dining Room Table.

Description: In 1955, Frank Lloyd Wright developed the "Taliesin Ensemble", a line of furnishings for those that did not live in one of his homes. Partnerships were formed with five companies, one of which was Heritage-Henredon, a line of furniture designed by Wright. Round table with three conforming leaves. Circular top with decorative copper band, supported by an open cruciform base. Suspended central leg drops down to support the center when the table is extended. Table and leaves are stamped with Frank Lloyd Wright’s signature. Table extends to 8 feet. Vertical edge of table legs repeat pattern in the copper trim. Constructed of mahogany.

Size: 48" round x 29" high, each leaf is 16" wide, table extends to 96" long.

S#: 1092.75.0314

 

Left: Table and leaves are stamped with Frank Lloyd Wright’s signature.

Right: The table and leaf edges are decorated with a patterned copper band.

   

 

Detail of the patterned table leg design.

 

 

 

 

   

 

Left: Underside suspended central leg drops down to support the center when the table is extended.

Right: Each piece (table and three leaves) are stamped with "No. 2000" in black ink. Possibly the table number.

   

 

Table underside is stamped with "77", possibly the model number. Table is stamped with 77L (left) and 77R (right). Three leaves are stamped with corresponding 77L, 77R and 77C (center).

   
 

Underside table locks.

   
Date: 1958

Title: Robert Llewellyn Wright Residence Bethesda, Maryland (1953 - S.358).

Description: Dining Room viewed from the Living Room. Photographed in 1958, after construction was completion. The intersection of the circular design forms less than a 90 degree angle. Built-in circular Dining Room table is on the left. Behind it on the left are built-in shelves. Built-in cabinets are in the background. Note the vertical double vase on the dining room table to the left. Most likely designed by his father. Very similar to the double vase designed by Wright for Heritage Henredon in 1955. Stamped on verso: "Robert L. Wright: Home. 284 - 184. Dec 24 1958." Photographed by Larry L. Stevens. Robert Llewellyn was Frank Lloyd Wright’s sixth child.

Size: Original B&W 8 x 10 photo.

S#: 1259.26.0513

   
Left: Detail of the first vertical double vase seen in the Kitchen above. Most likely designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Very similar to the double vase designed by Wright for Heritage Henredon (right) in 1955.

 Right: Heritage Henredon Double Vase (1955). It was intended to accompany the line of furniture designed by Wright. It was not produced, but prototypes were made by Minic, a New York company. Photos appeared in the November 1955 issue of the House Beautiful. Courtesy of S.C. Johnson Collection.

   
Date: 1958

Title: Robert Llewellyn Wright Residence Bethesda, Maryland (1953 - S.358).

Description: View of the Living Room from the Eastern end. Photographed in 1958, after construction was completion. Llewellyn, as he was known, looks out of the floor to ceiling doors and windows of the Southern side of the circular wall. The Southern wall consists of equally sized windows and doors, where every other panel opens. One window in the Dining area opens, four floor to ceiling doors open, and three windows open above built-in cabinets in the foreground on the left. All open outward. In between each glass panel is a one foot full length glass panel. A second vertical double vase can be seen on the built-in cabinet on the left. The circular fireplace in on the far right. Circular lines embedded in the Cherokee red concrete floor are at three foot increments. Stamped on verso: "Robert L. Wright: Home. 284 - 184 - 3. Nov 2 - 1958." Photographed by Larry L. Stevens. Robert Llewellyn was Frank Lloyd Wright’s sixth child.

Size: Original B&W 8 x 10 photo.

S#: 1259.28.0513

   
Left: Detail of the second vertical double vase seen in the Living Room above. Most likely designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Very similar to the double vase designed by Wright for Heritage Henredon (right) in 1955.

 Right: Heritage Henredon Double Vase (1955). It was intended to accompany the line of furniture designed by Wright. It was not produced, but prototypes were made by Minic, a New York company. Photos appeared in the November 1955 issue of the House Beautiful. Courtesy of S.C. Johnson Collection.

   
Date: 1958

Title: Robert Llewellyn Wright Residence Bethesda, Maryland (1953 - S.358).

Description: View of the Eastern end of the Living Room. Photographed in 1958, after construction was completion. Llewellyn’s wife Elizabeth, relaxes on the built-in Living Room seating. Built-in cabinets on the right. Note the tall vertical vase just to the right of Elizabeth. Most likely designed by Llewellyn’s father. It is very similar to the vase designed by Wright for Heritage Henredon in 1955. Stamped on verso: "Robert L. Wright: Home. 284 - 184. Dec 24 1958." Photographed by Larry L. Stevens. Robert Llewellyn was Frank Lloyd Wright’s sixth child.

Size: Original B&W 8 x 10 photo.

S#: 1259.30.0513

   
Left: Detail of the first vertical vase seen in the Living Room above. Most likely designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Very similar to the vase designed by Wright for Heritage Henredon (right) in 1955.

Right: Heritage Henredon Vase (1955). It was intended to accompany the line of furniture designed by Wright. It was not produced, but prototypes were made by Minic, a New York company. Photos appeared in the November 1955 issue of the House Beautiful. 6.5" x 6.5" x 32". Courtesy of Treadway Galleries.

   
Date: 1958

Title: Robert Llewellyn Wright Residence Bethesda, Maryland (1953 - S.358).

Description: View of the second level Master Bedroom looking toward the western corner. Photographed in 1958, after construction was completion. Doors on the far left open outward to the Balcony. Built-in shelving covers the Northern exterior wall. To the left is a built-in cabinet or night stand. Llewellyn’s wife Elizabeth is straightening the pillows. Note the tall vertical vase to the left of Elizabeth behind the chair. Most likely designed by Llewellyn’s father. It is very similar to the vase designed by Wright for Heritage Henredon in 1955. Stamped on verso: "Robert L. Wright: Home. 284 - 184 - 5. Nov 2 - 1958." Photographed by Larry L. Stevens. Robert Llewellyn was Frank Lloyd Wright’s sixth child.

Size: Original B&W 8 x 10 photo.

S#: 1259.33.0513

   

Left: Detail of a second vertical vase seen in the Mastere Bedroom above. Most likely designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Very similar to the vase designed by Wright for Heritage Henredon (right) in 1955.

Right: Heritage Henredon Vase (1955). It was intended to accompany the line of furniture designed by Wright. It was not produced, but prototypes were made by Minic, a New York company. Photos appeared in the November 1955 issue of the House Beautiful. 6.5" x 6.5" x 32". Courtesy of Treadway Galleries.

   
Date: 1955

Title: Chicago Daily News - 11-19-55 (Published by the Chicago Daily News, Chicago)

Author: John M. Smyth Co.; Henredon

Description: Ad: Heritage-Henredon. "Frank Lloyd Wright ...Now applies to furniture a genius that is world-renowned. Expertly Made... by Heritage-Henredon. Frank Lloyd Wright, the prophet of new ideas in architecture, now for the first time applies his visionary ability to designing a group of dining rooms, bedroom and living room furniture." Includes illustrations and original prices. Digital reprint. Courtesy of the Henredon Blog.

Size: 8 x 11.25

Pages: Pp 3 (Roto)

S#: 1092.63.0314

   
Date: 1955

Title: Detroit Free Press - November 29, 1955 (Published by the Detroit Free Press)

Author: Braun, Lilian Jackson

Description: "Four and about women. What Frank Lloyd Wright Would Put in Your Home. The most talked-about furniture in decades is the furniture designed for ordinary, everyday people - by Frank Lloyd Wright. The venerable gentleman (86 last June) has been proclaimed by many as the greatest architect of the past 500 years and compared to the versatile genius Leonardo de Vinci..." Includes four photographs. Digital reprint. Courtesy of the Henredon Blog.

Size: 8.25 x 12

Pages: Pp --

S#: 1092.64.0314

   
Date: 1955

Title: Seattle Times Pictorial - December 25, 1955 (Published by The Seattle Times, Seattle)

Author: Phillips, Margery R.

Description: "Furniture by Frank Lloyd Wright. Thus it is that this great architect has turned a talented hand to the designing of furniture to better integrate the site, the house and the interior. Few of us have an opportunity to see the fabulous houses for which Frank Lloyd Wright is noted throughout the world. Until the past few months, the custom-made furniture that Wright designed to grace these homes was noted only in photographs..." Includes eight photographs. Digital reprint. Courtesy of the Henredon Blog.

Size: 8 x 9.5

Pages: Pp 6-7

S#: 1092.65.0314

 

   
Date: 1973

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright: Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana, October 1 - November 17, 1973. "The Selected Work of Frank Lloyd Wright: 1887 - 1959. An exhibition at the Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana. (Soft Cover) (Published by the Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana)

Author: Yellowstone Art Center, Introduction by Pfeiffer, Bruce Brooks

Description: A catalog folder with 16 single sheets printed both sides. This is the first time in over ten years that a comprehensive exhibition of the work of Frank Lloyd Wright has been made available to the public... He never touched his pencil to paper for any new design until the project was so crystallized in s min tat he was... ‘walking around inside the building, placing bowls of flowers, and arranging furniture... ...the furniture of Frank Lloyd Wright was constructed by the Yellowstone Art Center craftsman from the original designed for Heritage Henredon Fine Furniture, Inc. This is unique because this furniture has never been built before, and now, a record is available for all time." Photographs of the Heritage Henredon furniture includes High and Low Back Chairs, Low Back Chair with Arms, three different Hassocks and Footstool. Includes four photographs of the exhibitions, and 23 illustrations.  (First Edition)  (Sweeney 1910)

Pages: 32

S#: 1910.00.0904

   

 

In 1973, the Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana exhibited never produced Frank Lloyd Wright designed "Four Square" furniture including a high back chair, low back chair with and without arm, three different hassocks, and a footstool built specifically for the exhibition. Also on display were large "Four Square" boxes, used as display pedestals, but almost appear as end tables. The high back chair, low back chair with arms and one of the hassocks were later published in "The Prairie School Tradition," 1979/1985, p.112-113.

Frank Lloyd Wright "Four Square" High Back Chair designed for the Heritage Henredon Line of Fine Furniture, 1955/1973. Caption: "High Back Chair. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright initially for the Heritage Henredon Fine Furniture in 1955. Never before constructed. Built specifically for this exhibition by Yellowstone Art Center Craftsmen." Published in Frank Lloyd Wright: Yellowstone Art Center. Courtesy of the Yellowstone Art Center. (See additional Wright Chairs.)

   


Frank Lloyd Wright
"Four Square" Low Back Chair With Arms designed for the Heritage Henredon Line of Fine Furniture, 1955/1973. Caption: "Low Back Chair With Arms. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright initially for the Heritage Henredon Fine Furniture in 1955. Never before constructed. Built specifically for this exhibition by Yellowstone Art Center Craftsmen." Published in Frank Lloyd Wright: Yellowstone Art Center. Courtesy of the Yellowstone Art Center. (See additional Wright Chairs.)
   


Frank Lloyd Wright
"Four Square" Low Back Chair designed for the Heritage Henredon Line of Fine Furniture, 1955/1973. Caption: "Low Back Chair. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright initially for the Heritage Henredon Fine Furniture in 1955. Never before constructed. Built specifically for this exhibition by Yellowstone Art Center Craftsmen." Published in Frank Lloyd Wright: Yellowstone Art Center. Courtesy of the Yellowstone Art Center. (See additional Wright Chairs.)
   


Frank Lloyd Wright
"Four Square" Hassock designed for the Heritage Henredon Line of Fine Furniture, 1955/1973. Caption: "Hassock. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright initially for the Heritage Henredon Fine Furniture in 1955. Never before constructed. Built specifically for this exhibition by Yellowstone Art Center Craftsmen." Published in Frank Lloyd Wright: Yellowstone Art Center. Courtesy of the Yellowstone Art Center. (See additional Wright Chairs.)
   


Frank Lloyd Wright
"Four Square" Hassock designed for the Heritage Henredon Line of Fine Furniture, 1955/1973. Caption: "Hassock. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright initially for the Heritage Henredon Fine Furniture in 1955. Never before constructed. Built specifically for this exhibition by Yellowstone Art Center Craftsmen." Published in Frank Lloyd Wright: Yellowstone Art Center. Courtesy of the Yellowstone Art Center. (See additional Wright Chairs.)
   


Frank Lloyd Wright
"Four Square" Hassock designed for the Heritage Henredon Line of Fine Furniture, 1955/1973. Caption: "Hassock. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright initially for the Heritage Henredon Fine Furniture in 1955. Never before constructed. Built specifically for this exhibition by Yellowstone Art Center Craftsmen." Published in Frank Lloyd Wright: Yellowstone Art Center. Courtesy of the Yellowstone Art Center. (See additional Wright Chairs.)
   


Frank Lloyd Wright "Four Square" Footstool designed for the Heritage Henredon Line of Fine Furniture, 1955/1973. Caption: "Footstool. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright initially for the Heritage Henredon Fine Furniture in 1955. Never before constructed. Built specifically for this exhibition by Yellowstone Art Center Craftsmen." Published in Frank Lloyd Wright: Yellowstone Art Center. Courtesy of the Yellowstone Art Center. (See additional Wright Chairs.)
   


Frank Lloyd Wright
Exhibition, Main Gallery View, 1973. Caption: "Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition - Main Gallery View." Includes one "Four Square" box, used as display pedestal for High Back Chair, but almost appears as an end table. Published in Frank Lloyd Wright: Yellowstone Art Center. Courtesy of the Yellowstone Art Center.
   


Frank Lloyd Wright
Exhibition, Main Gallery View, 1973. Caption: "31, Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition - Main Gallery View." Includes two "Four Square" boxes, used as display pedestals for two Hassocks, but almost appear as end tables. Published in Frank Lloyd Wright: Yellowstone Art Center. Courtesy of the Yellowstone Art Center.
   


Date: 2003

Title:
Four Square Ornamental Cube Vase, 2003.

Description:
In 1955 Frank Lloyd Wright designed three lines of furniture for production by Heritage Henredon. The Burberry, The Honeycomb and The Four Square. Only the Four Square line was produced and was presented in the November 1955 issue of House Beautiful. Wright also designed accessories, but only prototypes were produced, two of which were published in the November 1955 House Beautiful, a tall vase and an 8" x 8" square vase, p.290. The four square design was woven into the furniture as well as fabric. In 1973, the Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana exhibited never produced "Four Square" furniture including a high back chair, low back chair with and without arm, three different hassocks, and a footstool built specifically for the exhibition. Also on display were large "Four Square" boxes, used as display pedestals, but almost appear as end tables. The high back chair, low back chair with arms and one of the hassocks were later published in "The Prairie School Tradition," 1979/1985, p.112-113. In 1996, Historical Arts and Casting produced a line Frank Lloyd Wright decorative designs, which included a few of the Heritage-Henredon designed accessories, one of which was the Four Square Ornamental Cube Vase. A larger 8" square, produced to give the appearance it was manufactured in copper, and finished with a natural patina finish, and a smaller 4" square cube produced in pewter. Engraved in base: Historical Arts logo, "Historical Arts & Casting" and the Frank Lloyd Wright logo, "Frank Lloyd Wright Collection. Stamped (number): "01574." Historical Arts & Casting Inc. 5580 West Bagley Park Road, West Jordon, UT 84088. Original retail cost $96.00.

Size: 4" square cube

ST#:
2003.55.1116


   
Date: 2014

Title: The Taliesin Ensemble, Frank Lloyd Wright, 1955 A MassModern Collector’s Study Guide (Spiral Bound Soft Cover) (Published by MassModern, Boston)

Author: Kelley, Peter

Description: This 6th Edition of the "Taliesin Ensemble" Collector's Guide has been significantly expanded with a new and well researched 28 page history of the collection, including dozens of new illustrations. This overview touches on Wright's motivation in developing the collection, critical reception in 1955 / 1956, hints at sales history, and a review of increasing collector interest today. We've uncovered new photographs, original advertising material, and information about original pricing, all of which is included. (Publisher’s description.) Original list price $48.00. For More information. (Sixth Edition)

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 101

ST#: 2014.23.0214

   
Date: 2014/1955

Title: Heritage Henredon Fine Furniture Guide (Facsimile) (Spiral Bound Soft Cover) (Published by MassModern, Boston)

Author: Heritage Henredon (MassModern)

Description: Complete facsimile copy of original Heritage- Henredon sales brochure. Includes over 63 illustrations of the pieces of the collection, including dimensions and description. For More information.

Size: 3.75 x 8

Pages: Pp 23

ST#: 2014.24.0215

   
   
   
WRIGHT DECORATIVE DESIGNS COLLECTION
 
Date: 1988

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright, Decorative Designs Collection (Two Copies)  (Soft Cover)

Author: Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Description: Original sticker on cover $5.00. Cover photographed in 1957 by Edgar L. Obma. (First Edition)

Size:

Pages: Pp 24

ST#: 1988.08.0100, 1988.13.0902

   
Date: 1990

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright, Decorative Designs Collection, Second Edition  (Soft Cover)

Author: Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Description: Original cover price $9.00. (Second Edition)

Size:

Pages: Pp 36

ST#: 1990.14.0102

   
   
   
AMERICAN FABRICS AND FASHIONS
     
Date: 1955

Title: American Fabrics and Fashions, No 35 - Winter 1955-56 (Published quarterly by Reporter Publications, Inc., New York)

Author: Anonymous

Description: "A Master Architect Creates Fabric and Wallpaper Designs, Frank Lloyd Wright. The Taliesin line of fabrics and wallpapers designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is a significant example in textile arts of the application of universal principles of fundamental design. The notable collection of decorative fabrics and wallpapers designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and executed by F. Schumacher and Co., is Mr. Wright’s first application of his principle of organic design to the home furnishings field for the American public..." Includes seven photographs, one is a portrait of Wright. Original cover price $4.00. (Sweeney 1079)

Size: 11 x 14.4

Pages: Pp 50-51

S#: 1079.00.0415

   
   
   
ADDITIONAL WRIGHT DESIGNED FURNITURE
 
   

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