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ARTIFACTS
YEAR DESCRIPTION ST#
1894 
Roloson Rowhouses Baluster.  By the late 30s these houses had long been forgotten as Wright's work.  They were rediscovered in 1940 when Grant Carpenter Manson "happened upon them while driving along Calumet Avenue looking for some early Adler and Sullivan buildings".  According to William Storrer, Robert W. Roloson purchased four rowhouses and commissioned Wright to remodel them in 1894.  This was Wright’s 26th project (Storrer 026).  Manson indicates that Roloson commissioned Wright to "design the houses... on property which he wanted to improve.  The idea of erecting identical row houses..."  Henry-Russell Hitchcock, "In The Nature of Material" Page 108, says they were "Remodeled as apartments".  This baluster is very similar to the design used in the Nathan G. Moore Residence (1895).  Wright often used identical or similar forms in commissions of approximately the same date.  An example is the same wall sconce used in the Little Residence, Peoria (1902) and in the Dana Residence (1902).  In 1981, fire gutted the interior and the structure was neglected.  Under the assumption that the building would be torn down, the building’s ornamental items were scavenged.  "Robert W. Roloson Houses" was published in 1979.  Grant Carpenter Manson writes extensively about the Rolson Rowhouses in “Frank Lloyd Wright to 1910",  1958.  Pp 69-71.  Robin Langley Sommer also wrights about it in "Frank Lloyd Wright, American...  Continue... 0016.01.0606
1896
Isidore Heller Residence, (1896 - S.038) Chicago. Original exterior third floor painted plaster Sullivanesque capital fragments, two halves. These were removed and salvaged during restoration. Extreme damage to the plaster and paint, due to Chicago weather conditions, has been seen as early as 1964. There are three variations of Sullivanesque capitals on the exterior of the Heller residence. On the first floor, two capitals at the entrance. A second version is on the second floor, in two slight variations. The first atop four square brick columns, and the second atop six round bricks columns. The third variation is on the third floor. Six pairs of smaller colonettes are topped with large, spreading ornamental Sullivanesque plaster capitals. 12" wide x 5" deep x 7.25" high. Acquired from the Toomey/Treadway Galleries, Oak Park. See our Wright Study on the Heller Residence. 0022.40.0314
1908 
Bitter Root Inn Remnant (Bitter Root Inn S.145). Concrete foundation remnants from the Bitter Root Inn. Designed in 1908, the Inn opened in October of 1909. The "apple boom" was on in the Bitterroot Valley, Montana. Investors from the east were wined and dined. They were given free rail passage and transportation where they were lavishly entertained at the Bitter Root Inn. Lodging, dinner and golf were free. So was the French wine. The boom was short lived. Blight destroyed much of the valley’s crop in 1913. Law suits plagued the company. They filed for bankruptcy in 1916. It ceased as an inn, but was used as a dance hall and roadhouse. Finally on July 26, 1924, fire destroyed the Bitter Root Inn. 5 x 6.5 x 2.25. For more information on the Bitter Root Inn see our Wright Study. 0085.06.0909
1902/1990 
Dana House Roof Tile.  Original 1902 clay tile removed during the 1981 restoration, and silk screened with the Prairie Sumac window design.  Illustration by R. Raymond, 1983.  Silk screened in September 1990.  #31 out of 275.  6 x 14. 1990.45.0406
C1914 
Midway Garden Dish (Midway Gardens, 1913 - S.180). Silver serving dish. Manufactured by Meriden Britannia Company. 5.5" x 1". Inner bowl 3.75". Circa 1914. For more information see our Wright Study. For more information on Midway Gardens and this dish see our Wright Study. 0124.11.0110
1924 
Ennis House Concrete Block - 16 x 16.  This was purchased at a garage sale in LA.  It had been stored for quite some time, it was covered with spider webs.  I added the rebar to the display to show how the blocks were tied together.   (Excellent close-up picture of block in "Frank Lloyd Wright Design", Costantino, Page 15) 1924.00.0900
1936 
Original Bricks from the S.C. Johnson & Sons Administration Building (1936) (S.237).  Five straight and two curved. More than 200 sizes and shapes of bricks were used to form the angles and curves designed by Wright. For the color he specified Cherokee Red.  The brick was trimmed with a lighter colored Kasota stone.  The mortar in the horizontal joints was raked.  The Great Workroom covers nearly one-half acre.  Johnson chose a friend Ben Wiltscheck to build the new building (Frank Lloyd Wright and the Johnson Wax Building, Lipman 1986, p32.4).  After Johnson and Wiltscheck rejected the brick factory in Racine, Wright selected the Streator Brick Company in Streator, Illinois (p38.1).  In 1947 construction began on the 14-floor Research Tower.  In 1947 construction began on the 14-floor Research Tower. In 2007 restoration to the Administration Building was initiated and these were carefully salvaged and cleaned.  9 x 3. 0404.13.0907 0404.14.0907 0404.15.0907 0404.16.0907  0404.17.0907 0404.18.0907 0404.19.0907
1939 
Pauson House Remnant.  Concrete foundation remnants from the Pauson Residence.  Constructed in 1939, destroyed by fire in 1942. “Desert Rubblestone” construction.  For nearly 40 years the concrete foundation, walls and fireplace remained in ghostly ruins.  These were destroyed in 1980 to make way for an extension of 32nd Street.   Architect Edward M. Jones salvaged the 70 ton fireplace chimney mass and relocated it 200 yards to the south and incorporated it in the entrance to Alta Vista Park Estates where the Boomer and Benjamin Adelman residences are located.  Chimney mass measures 9 x 11' at the base and is 26' tall.  A) 11.5 x 8 x 3.5.  B) 11 x 5 x 2.25. 0501.07.0404
1950
Unitarian Meeting House Copper Roof Section 1950 (1947 - S.291). Designed in 1947, construction began in 1949. On August 21, 1951, the church opened with a lecture by Frank Lloyd Wright. The roof and fascia are finished in copper. "The distinctive roof rising to a height of nearly forty feet above the central gathering space, or Auditorium, is sheathed in seamed copper and is ‘composed of origami-like folded copper clad planes.’ The projecting ribs run horizontally across the roof rather than vertically, except where they follow the 60-degree angle of the gable over the prow, and serve a decorative rather than functional purpose... As a roofing material, copper appealed to Wright as a building element with integral color, especially once its patina has developed, and for the ease with which it could be manipulated to give greater emphasis to angles through the placement of battens... Likely intended as a cost saving measure, a 14-ounce weight copper was specified when the 15,500 square foot roof was installed... In 1994, the society undertook a major roof project involving the structural reinforcement of three trusses and the replacement of 7,000 square feet of heavier gauge copper roofing. As part of this project, the copper sheathing was removed from the...  Continue... 0831.65.1017
C 1953-57
Benjamin Adelman Residence Coffered Block Fragment, circa 1953-7 (1951 - S.344). Designed in 1951, the home was not built until 1953. Benjamin Adelman purchased a lot and a half from Jorgine Boomer. "For the consideration of Ten Dollars, and other valuable considerations, I, Jorgine Boomer, a widow, do hereby convey to Benjamin E. Adelman and Regina B. Adelman, his wife..." Warranty Deed, March 30, 1953. The Adelman residence is considered to be the first Usonian Automatic House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. In 1936, Wright developed a series of homes he called Usonian. He continued to develop the concept, and in the early 1950s he first used the term Usonian Automatic to describe a Usonian style house made of inexpensive concrete blocks. The modular blocks could be assembled in a variety of ways. A precursor to the Usonian Automatic system were the four Textile Block homes in California, Millard (La Miniatura) S.214, Storer S.215, Freeman S.216, and the Ennis S.217. The basic concrete block of the Usonian Automatic system is 12 x 24 inches, and comes in a variety of styles: plain for the walls; coffered, creating a waffle pattern; perforated, with and without glass. In 1957, Adelman commissioned Wright again to enlarge his cottage. The Living Room was expanded to...  Continue... 1205.65.0315
C 1953-57
Benjamin Adelman Residence Concrete Fragment, circa 1953-7 (1951 - S.344). Designed in 1951, the home was not built until 1953. Benjamin Adelman purchased a lot and a half from Jorgine Boomer. "For the consideration of Ten Dollars, and other valuable considerations, I, Jorgine Boomer, a widow, do hereby convey to Benjamin E. Adelman and Regina B. Adelman, his wife..." Warranty Deed, March 30, 1953. The Adelman residence is considered to be the first Usonian Automatic House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. In 1936, Wright developed a series of homes he called Usonian. He continued to develop the concept, and in the early 1950s he first used the term Usonian Automatic to describe a Usonian style house made of inexpensive concrete blocks. The modular blocks could be assembled in a variety of ways. A precursor to the Usonian Automatic system were the four Textile Block homes in California, Millard (La Miniatura) S.214, Storer S.215, Freeman S.216, and the Ennis S.217. The basic concrete block of the Usonian Automatic system is 12 x 24 inches, and comes in a variety of styles: plain for the walls; coffered, creating a waffle pattern; perforated, with and without glass. In 1957, Adelman commissioned Wright again to enlarge his cottage. The Living Room was expanded...  Continue... 1205.66.0415
1958 
Guggenheim Elevator Sample: W.S. Tyler Company.  Actual Enameled metal sample (Color: Rust) for the Guggenheim Museum elevators.  Remarks: Solid color Rust enamel for the wainscot, coved corners, transom and car doors.  (Also for ceiling & Lt Grill.) Approved and Initialed by William Wesley Peters.  Approved 3/5/58.  Envelope plus two sides of sample. 1958.00.0502
C 1962
Marin County Civic Center Rivets C 1962 (S.416 - 1957). Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1957, ground was broken on February 15, 1960. The Administration Building (phase one) was completed and dedicated October 13, 1962. Gold anodized rivets that were used to fasten the gold sheet metal and balls fascia, O’Keeffe Buildings Products. "They were going to throw them away so I thought I might use them some day and kept some..." R. J. Sixty gold anodized rivets, 1.75 long. 1526.27.0613
1981 
Dana House Frieze.  Plaster of Paris section of exterior frieze created from original mold.  Created during the 1981 restoration of the home.  5.5 x 6.5. 1981.11.0406
1982 
Ennis House Concrete Block Prop.  Plaster reproduction of the Wright designed concrete block used in Deckard’s Apartment in the Movie “Blade Runner”.  Produced by Michael Deeley, Directed by Ridley Scott.  The Ennis Residence was designed in 1923.  Blade runner was produced in 1982.  It depicts Los Angeles in 2019.  It is a tribute to the timelessness of Wright’s designs, that a design from 1923 could characterize 2019.  15.5 x 15.5. 1982.31.0707
1996
Storer House Block, 1996 (1923 - S.215). Designed in 1923 for the John Storer House, this decorative panel is a reproduction of a concrete block that was used though out the house. Wright's idea for the Storer House and other in the area, was to create a building system that was unique and indigenous to the area in which he was building, in this way, he said the building would be "organic" He created a system of construction in which individual cast concrete blocks were "wove" together to create the "fabric" of the house. Many of the blocks had plain, flat surfaces, however other were modeled to create interesting shadows and textures, both on the interior and the exterior. Our block is a perforated, patterned block that was used for light grilles, room divided and a kind-of "curtain wall" in the bedrooms of the house. Cast aluminum, sandblasted and lacquered, or copper plated and patinated. 16" square. (Manufacturer’s description.) Produced by Historical Arts & Casting, West Jordon, UT. Original retail cost $170.00. 1996.79.1216
2000 
(Side Note) Sullivanesque Frieze Wall Relief.  Louis Henri Sullivan (1856-1924), whose early designs for steel-frame skyscraper construction led to the emergence of the skyscraper as the distinctive American building type. He exerted an enormous influence on 20th-century American architecture.  His most famous pupil was the architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who acknowledged Sullivan as his master.  This panel is a reproduction of the Sullivanesque original which is part of a frieze from the Carnegie Library in Rochelle, IL.  This is a fiberglass resin reproduction with an aged stone finish.  According to “The Prairie School Review” Vol XIV, page 15, note 66, Gordon Orr indicates that in “the 1928 catalog of the Architectural Decorating Company (ADC) of Chicago, this is Design No. 3024A”.  This relief was used on the Hoquiam (1911), Merrill (1911), Flagg-Rochelle (1912), Detroit Lakes (1913) and Barron (1913) Libraries.  Even though this is a reproduction from the 1912 Flagg-Rochelle Library, it was used in the earlier 1911 Hoquiam and Merrill Libraries.  The ADC catalog does not specifically indicate whether Sullivan designed this piece.  A second frieze was used on the Evansville (1908) and Tomah (1916).  In a conversation with Bill Hasbrouck, I asked him his impression about the frieze.  His response was that it could very well have...  Continue... 2000.45.0200
2004 
Samuel Freeman House Concrete Block (S.216) (1923).  The Samuel and Harriet Freeman House is one of the four textile-block houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in California.  During construction, dirt was mixed in with the concrete to give it a more natural look but the compound proved to be unstable.  Wright was out of the country at the time working on the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.  He dispatched his associate, Rudolf Schindler to come up with a solution.  Schindler filled the gaps in the textile blocks with mortar as a means to stabilize them, however the changes compromised the design aesthetic and infuriated Wright.  Schindler's "transgressions" brought about the end of their relationship.  In 1986, the house which the Freemans lived in for 61 years was given to the University of Southern California School of Architecture.  The house was badly damaged by the Northridge Earthquake in 1994.  The home is under going a major restoration.  This block is poured from the original mold for the restoration.  16 x 16". 2004.37.0207 2004.38.0207
2013
Ennis House Concrete Block Mold 2013. Created for a Blade Runner short film based on the book "Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep." It is due for release in 2016. The original full length Blade Runner movie was created in 1982 and depicts Los Angeles in 2019. Produced by Michael Deeley, Directed by Ridley Scott, the 1982 Ennis block was used in Deckard’s apartment. Rick Deckard was played by Harrison Ford. It is a tribute to the timelessness of Wright’s designs, that a design from 1923 could characterize 2019. 30 molds were created in 2013, using an ABS plastic. They created a few extra, and we were able to acquire one of them. 1:1 Replica, 16" x 16". 2013.12.1115
2016
Imperial Hotel Perforated Textile Block Reproduction Circa 2016 (1915 - S.194). Frank Lloyd Wright began designing the Imperial Hotel in 1915 (early preliminary drawings are dated 1913), and used many mediums throughout the Imperial Hotel. Brick, carved Oya stone and perforated terra-cotta blocks, to name a few. The original perforated terra-cotta blocks were embedded with glass, woven together with Oya stone and brick, creating built-in light columns throughout the lobby and the rest of the hotel. This reproduction was cast in white high strength hydrostone. 8.5 Wide x 8 7/8" High x 1.75" Deep. c.0217
 
AUTOGRAPHS
YEAR DESCRIPTION ST#
1950
Frank Lloyd Wright Autograph.  Signed check made out to Victory Tent and Awning Company in Phoenix, Arizona on Feb. 21, 1950.  They were the suppliers of the canvas used at Taliesin West. 1950.00.0202
1950
Frank Lloyd Wright Autograph.  Signed check made out to the Hotel Heidelberg in Baton Rouge, LA on April 29, 1950.  Signed twice.  Once for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, and secondly as Frank Lloyd Wright. 1950.01.0602
1953
Frank Lloyd Wright Autograph.  Signed check made out to The Chicago Art Institute on Nov. 4, 1953.  Signed twice.  Once for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, and secondly as Frank Lloyd Wright. 1953.00.0502
1955
Blumberg Correspondence - Letter dated October 4th, 1955.  In response to Mel Blumberg,  Sometime between receipt of the letter dated September 20th and this letter from Mr. Wright, negotiations broke down.  "Dear Blumberg:  I guess I am to blame.  I remember telling you that the only thing we could do for you was the "one room" (so-called) Usonian Automatic which we can show you if you come to see it."  Signed by Frank Lloyd Wright.  On Taliesin Letterhead, includes envelope with Madison Postmark. 1955.04.0303
CARPET
YEAR DESCRIPTION ST#
1976 Arizona Biltmore Carpet, 27 x 27".  From the 1976 renovation of the Arizona Biltmore.  (Three Pieces) 2020.02.0105 2020.04.0606 2020.05.1006
CIGAR BANDS
YEAR DESCRIPTION ST#
Cigar Band Bouwmeesters: Architecture Cigar Bands (Set of 24) (Frank Lloyd Wright - #23) 0000.00.0800
     
COINS
YEAR DESCRIPTION ST#
1925
John D. Larkin.  Fiftieth Anniversary.  1875 - 1925.  Larkin Co. Engraving by Kilenyi.  Bronze. 1.5" Diameter. 0171.01.0506
Robie
Frank Lloyd Wright - The Robie House (1Oz Silver Bar - #000218) (Produced by the First National Bank of Chicago) 0000.00.0200
Circa 1960
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Admission Token Circa 1960 (1956 - S.400). "The S.R. Guggenheim Museum * Admit One". In June 1943, Frank Lloyd Wright received a letter from Hilla Rebay, the art advisor to Solomon R. Guggenheim, asking the architect to design a new building to house Guggenheim's four-year-old Museum of Non-Objective Painting. On October 22, 1953, Sixty Years of Living Architecture: The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright opened in New York on the site where the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum would eventually be built. Two Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings were constructed specifically to house the exhibition. Both Guggenheim and Wright past away before the museums opening on October 21, 1959. 1.0625" round. Both sides are the same. 1458.41.1012
Circa 1960
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Admission Token Circa 1960, Silver in color (1956 - S.400). Front: "The S.R. Guggenheim * Museum * " Verso: "Admit One." In June 1943, Frank Lloyd Wright received a letter from Hilla Rebay, the art advisor to Solomon R. Guggenheim, asking the architect to design a new building to house Guggenheim's four-year-old Museum of Non-Objective Painting. On October 22, 1953, Sixty Years of Living Architecture: The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright opened in New York on the site where the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum would eventually be built. Two Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings were constructed specifically to house the exhibition. Both Guggenheim and Wright past away before the museums opening on October 21, 1959. 1.125'" round. 1458.58.0317
1967
Frank Lloyd Wright Commemorative Medal 1967.  Medallic Art Company. Front: “Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin 1848". Back: “Great Seat of the State of Wisconsin”. Ralph J. Menconi, sculptor. 32 mm. Bronze.  1.5" Diameter. 1720.03.0405
1975
 
Frank Lloyd Wright "Our Great Americans", The Hamilton Mint 75P (1oz Proof Silver Bar - #8149) 1975.01.0702
1975
Frank Lloyd Wright Bronze Proof Coin - Gallery of Great Americans 1975.00.1199
1976
Frank Lloyd Wright Bronze Proof Ingot. "The One Hundred Greatest Americans". Frank Lloyd Wright 1869-1959. Issue No. 70.  2 1/8 x 1 1/16".  Hallmarked 500 grains solid bronze in proof strike. Issued by the Honor America Committee as a Bicentennial tribute. Minted by the Franklin Mint.  Relief of Wright and Fallingwater. 2020.03.0305
2011
Fallingwater 75th Anniversary Bronze coin. Produced by Fallingwater and the Pennsylvania Conservancy. 75 Years of Art in Nature. Fallingwater, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most widely acclaimed works, was designed in 1935 for the family of Pittsburgh department store owner Edgar J. Kaufmann. Construction of the house began in 1936, and the house’s acclaim has grown steadily since that time... The year 2011 marks Fallingwater’s 75th anniversary. Perhaps better than any single work, Fallingwater exemplifies Wright’s concept of organic architecture: the harmonious union of art and nature. Original list price including shipping $17.90. Set in four page folder, 3.75 x 6. Coin 1.5 inches. 2011.11.1013
DECORATIVE DESIGNS
YEAR DESCRIPTION ST#
1990
Sprite Bud Vase.  Midway Garden Sprite engraved on each side with a different angle. Silver Plated Pewter.  The Museum Company #400-54920.  1.5 x 7.4. 1990.51.0706
1992

Short geometric vase, flower/weed holder. Originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright circa 1898. This reproduction was produced in 1992 by Historic Arts & Casting, Inc. The top is turned 45 degrees with the top and bottom overlapping and intersecting each other. According to Pfeiffer, "There is a collection of nine drawings in the archives which are cataloged as ‘Vases and Flowerholders.’ For the most part they are freehand sketches, and probably cover a five or ten year period of time." Frank Lloyd Wright Monogram 1887-1901, 1896. They range from an earlier floral Sullivanesque design to those that are more geometric in design. Cast in 1992 by Historic Arts & Casting, produced to give the appearance it was manufactured in copper, and finished with a natural patina finish. Manufactured at the same time as the 29" Weed Holder reproduction, which was manufactured in cast copper. This may be the first time this vase was ever produced. Engraved in base: Frank Lloyd Wright logo, "Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, (C) (R) 1992" and the Historical Arts logo, "Historical Arts & Casting Inc., Prod." Stamped (number): "632." 6.5 " High, 3" Base, 1.5" Top. Includes glass tube insert, 5.75" long. (ST#1992.89)

1992.89.0614
2000 
Frank Lloyd Wright Crystal Candlesticks, 2000. Adapted from the design for the Leerdam Glassfabrik Company, Holland. In 1929, Wright designed for tableware including china, stemware, serving pieces, candlesticks, and vases. According to Phieffer, Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph 1924-1936 Volume 5, 1990, page 74, a few designs were executed including a tall hexagonal flower vase in deep emerald green glass. This set is produced in Germany by the Miller Rogaska Company. Etching on base says "Miller Rogaska, © FLLW FDN 2000". Label on top base: "Frank Lloyd Wright Collection, Germany". Label on base: "Frank Lloyd Wright 3 1/2" Candlestick, Lead Crystal." Produced in three sizes: 3 1/2, 6, and 8 1/2" tall. Base is 3 1/2 wide. Original list price: 3.5" pair $65. 2000.66.0613
2000
Frank Lloyd Wright Crystal Candlesticks 8.5", 2000. Adapted from the design for the Leerdam Glassfabrik Company, Holland. In 1929, Wright designed for tableware including china, stemware, serving pieces, candlesticks, and vases. According to Phieffer, Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph 1924-1936 Volume 5, 1990, page 74, a few designs were executed including a tall hexagonal flower vase in deep emerald green glass. This set is produced in Germany by the Miller Rogaska Company. Etching on base says "Miller Rogaska, © FLLW FDN 2000". Label on top base: "Frank Lloyd Wright Collection, Germany". Produced in three sizes: 3 ½, 6, and 8 ½" tall. Base is 3.8" wide. Original list price: 3.5" pair $65; 6" pair $85; 8.5" pair $100. (Note: the base of one is chipped.) 2000.70.0615
2001 
Weed Holder (Pair). Pewter with Satin Finish, 2001. Frank Lloyd Wright began experimenting with variations for designs of Weed Holders and Urns as early as 1894, "Monograph 1887-1901" Pfeiffer, 1991, pages 60-61. John Lloyd Wright wrote "Not satisfied with the bric-a-brac of the day, Father designed his own. The copper weed-holders pictured to the right and left of the chair are his early creations. Father liked weeds!" "My Father Who is on Earth", 1946, page 24. This is a half scale version of the original copper weed holder. 14.5 inches tall, base is 2 inches wide. Stamped in base, Historical Arts logo and Frank Lloyd Wright Collections logo. "Historical Arts & Casting Inc. 5580 West Bagley Park Road, West Jordan, UT 84088." Engraved in base, "00310" and "00367". Two copies. Original price $275 each. 2001.57.0713
2003
Four Square Ornamental Cube Vase, 2003. 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...  Continue... 2003.55.1116
2003
Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Reproduction Pewter Urn, 2003. (Produced by Historical Arts & Casting Inc. West Jordan, UT). Wright began experimenting with variations of the design for the Urn as early as 1894, and the design of the first designed this copper urn in the late 1890's, "Monograph 1887-1901" Pfeiffer, 1991, pages 60-61. It was one of Wright's favorite objects. He included it in a number of drawings and projects he worked on, including those for the Husser house, Edward C. Waller house, Wright's own Home and Studio, the Dana house, the Coonley house, Browne's Bookstore and appeared in an early image of Unity Temple. The original was eighteen inches tall. This is a one-third scale version of the original copper urn. 5.5 inches tall, 6 inches in diameter. Stamped in base, Historical Arts logo and Frank Lloyd Wright Collections logo. "Historical Arts & Casting Inc. 5580 West Bagley Park Road, West Jordan, UT 84088." Engraved in base, number "00740". Original price $156 each. Wright Study on Copper Urn. 2003.47.0514
2004
Uniart Frank Lloyd Wright Collection Catalog (Published by Uniart Marketing Distribution Ltd. Dallas TX) Red and yellow folder includes 17 single flyers printed two sides and one four page brochure. Also included in the folder is one postcard (2003).  1) Afghans: Midway Gardens; Coonley Chenille; Waterlillies; Heurtley House; Tree of Life; Coonley. 49' x 67, 53 x 65. 2) Coasters: Liberty Covers (4); Art Glass Designs: (4); Metal insers (8); Masselink (4); Mural Detail Blue (4); Rug Designs (4); Surimono (4). 3) Desk Accessories: Heath and Sprite Letter Openers, 7.75 and 8.5" long; Lake Geneva Magazine Rack, 11 x 13.5 x 11; Signature Drafting...  Continue...
 
2004.75.0616
2006
Pinnacle Flower Vase 2006. Adapted from the design for the Leerdam Glassfabrik Company, Holland. In 1929, Wright designed tableware including china, stemware, serving pieces, candlesticks, and vases. According to Phieffer, Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph 1924-1936 Volume 5, 1990, page 74, a few designs were executed including a tall hexagonal flower vase in deep emerald green glass. Also see "Wright, 1917-1942," Pfeiffer, 2010, p.188. This piece is ceramic, glazed inside and out in Greuby green. Also produced in Cayenne (red). 16" high by 4" wide. Imprinted on one side is Wright’s signature monogram "FLLW" within a square. Imprinted on the base "Frank Lloyd Wright Collection." Original list price $50.00. 2006.45.0825
2010
Japanese Print Stand adaptation, 2010. In 1908 Wright loaned over two hundred prints to an extensive exhibition of Japanese Colour Prints, March 5-25, 1908, at The Art Institute of Chicago, entitled A Loan Exhibition of Japanese Colour Prints. The committee in charge, and major contributors, were Clarence Buckingham, Frederick W. Gookin, J. Clarence Webster and Frank Lloyd Wright. It was the largest exhibit of Ukiyo-e prints ever displayed in America. Wright designed the exhibition installation for the Art Institute. Included with the designs for the exhibition was a Japanese Print Easel or Stand. In November, 2010 my son-in-law, James C. Rust gave us a table top version of the Print Stand. Not having original plans to work with, he created a very accurate adaptation of the shorter table top Print Stand. Thirty-six inches in height, eight in width and twelve inches in depth, it is made of oak, stained with walnut, and coated with a satin finish. What once was an obscure two dimensional element, comes to life as a detailed three dimensional object illustrating the mind of Frank Lloyd Wright. Gift from James C. Rust. For more information see our Wright Study on the Japanese Print Stand. 2010.06.1110
FABRIC/WALLPAPER
YEAR DESCRIPTION ST#
1948 Original 1948 Frank Lloyd Wright design board and vintage fabrics for the Albert Adelman House (1948), Fox Point, WI.  Woven by Robert Sailor, the renowned American weaver who trained at the Cranbrook Academy, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Design board 16 x 20". Textile pieces have original tags. Robert L. Jacobson was successor to George M. Niedecken. Niedecken was Wright’’s interior designer and decorator on many of his most famous commissions including the Dana House (1902), Coonley House (1908), Robie House (1909).  Board and four pieces of material. 1) "Multi-stripes", 55 x 198". 2) "Handweave", 40" x 90" 3) Drapery fabric, "Plain", 48" x 54. 4) "Multi-color Texture", 52" x 52".  0746.02.1104
1986 Frank Lloyd Wright: Schumacher (Produced by F. Schumacher & Co.). F. Schumacher & Co. 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.  8.5 x 11.6. Pp 24. (First Edition) 1986.31.0707
1986 Frank Lloyd Wright: Schumacher (Rugs only) (Produced by F. Schumacher & Co.). F. Schumacher & Co. 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. 8.5 x 11. Pp 12. (First Edition) 1986.33.0709
1986


Schumacher Fabric Samples 1986. FLW F86 Series, 26 samples 4" x 7.5".
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;
   
1986.65.0416
1986




Schumacher Fabric Samples 1986. FLWWF86 Series, 28 samples 3" x 5 "
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;
  
1986.66.0416
1991
Schumacher Pattern #56760, F. Schumacher & Co., Frank Lloyd Wright Sample Fabric - 28 x 32. 1991.18.0800
1997

Schumacher Fabric Samples. Frank Lloyd Wright Series. Seventeen fabric samples by Schumacher. Label on verso: "Frank Lloyd Wright, Exclusive Schumacher Woven. Schumacher."
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...  Continue...
1997.69.0316
1997
Boxelder "Liberty Magazine" Ties, 1997. "Frank Lloyd Wright, May Basket, Liberty Magazine Design, 1926. Made in Italy. Boxelder, Milwaukee. 100% Silk." Adapted from the cover of Liberty Magazine, designed by Wright in 1926, but never published on the cover of the magazine. Boxelder was established in 1989 to manufacture and sell M. C. Escher licensed silk neckties. Upon their success they added the Frank Lloyd Wright collection. 56" long x 3.75" wide. Original retail value $37.50. 1997.70.0416
1997
Boxelder "Windows" Ties, 1997. "Inspired by a design of Frank Lloyd Wright, Certified by The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. ‘Tree of Life’ Window. Darwin D. Martin House 1904. Made in Italy. Boxelder, Milwaukee. 100% Silk." Inspired by the windows of the Martin House. Boxelder was established in 1989 to manufacture and sell M. C. Escher licensed silk neckties. Upon their success they added the Frank Lloyd Wright collection. 58" long x 3.75" wide. Original retail value $37.50.

1997.71.0600

1997
Frank Lloyd Wright Design Ties, C 1997. Inspired by a design of Frank Lloyd Wright, Certified by The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Adaptation of the Robie House Sconce. Square, circle, crossed arrow. Tag: "Made in Italy. 100% Silk." Label: "A Frank Lloyd Wright Collection Product. Frank Lloyd Wright (signature). Authorized by The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation." 58" long x 3.75" wide. 1997.75.1116
1998
Frank Lloyd Wright Wallpaper & Border Collection, F. Schumacher & Co., 14.5 x 10.5 x 3 - 117 Samples. 1998.17.0800
1999
Frank Lloyd Wright Wallpaper & Border Collection, F. Schumacher & Co., 14.5 x 10.5 x 3 - 92 Samples. 1999.26.0800
1999
Frank Lloyd Wright Fabric Collection, F. Schumacher & Co., 12 x 10.5 x 3 - 81 Samples. 1999.25.0800
1999 Schumacher’s Frank Lloyd Wright Wovens Series. 82 Loose Woven Fabric Samples.
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...  Continue...
1999.65.1111
1999 Schumacher’s Frank Lloyd Wright Sheers Series. Eight Sheer Fabric Sample Booklets.
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) ...  Continue...
1999.66.1111
2000 Imperial Hotel Handkerchief from the Meiji-Mura Village Museum. Circa 2000. The Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, was completed in 1923, and demolished in 1967. The Entrance and Lobby were dismantled and moved to the Meiji-Mura Architectural Park where it is on display. It reopened in March, 1976. 16.5 x 16.5. 2000.63.0611
2006
Boxelder "Windows" Ties, 2006. Confetti, Coonley Playhouse, 1912. Coonley WWC24. "Inspired by a design of Frank Lloyd Wright. Certified by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Made in Italy. Boxelder, Milwaukee. 100% Silk." Boxelder was established in 1989 to manufacture and sell M. C. Escher licensed silk neckties. Upon their success they added the Frank Lloyd Wright collection. 58" long x 3.8" wide. Original retail value $40.00. 2006.55.0416
2006 Boxelder "Windows" Tie Fabric Samples, 2006. Boxelder was established in 1989 to manufacture and sell M. C. Escher licensed silk neckties. Upon their success they added the Frank Lloyd Wright collection. This ten sample set includes: Coonley WWC24, 48, 87; Robie House WWJ38, 42, 84; and the Oak Park Studio WW512, 538, 584, 597. Manufactured by the Boxeler Company, Milwaukee, Wisc. 3.25 x 8. 2006.36.1111
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FURNITURE
YEAR DESCRIPTION ST#
1951
First Unitarian Society - Unitarian Meeting House, Pew/Benches 1951 (1947 - S.291). Two original 1951 Pew/Benches. Designed in 1947, construction began in 1949. On August 21, 1951, the church opened with a lecture by Frank Lloyd Wright. "Plywood bench seating was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright specifically for the meeting house of the First Unitarian Society of Madison. No other public buildings by the architect, other than the Pfeiffer Chapel at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, had such an extensive use of this type of seating... Component parts, sized to allow for full use of 4’ x 8’ sheets of plywood, were precut at Taliesin and assembled at the Meeting House by apprentices working under Wright’s direction in 1951... Four benches were designed, Regular, Low, Single and Extra Long. Cushions: For each regular double bench the original design used two, single seat cushions, made of denim-like, aqua blue fabric. That fabric did not wear well and also faded. A later version used a single, much thinner cushion of foam rubber covered with a longer wearing, textured, aqua blue fabric. The original covering included a flap of fabric over the bench seat back which formed a pocket for books. A later back covering system necessitated drilling holes in each bench to accommodate...  Continue... 0857.29.0917 0857.30.0917
1983
First Unitarian Society Envelope. Documentation Package. "First Unitarian Society. 900 University Bay Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53705." Two copies, 11.25 x 8.75. 1983.42.0917 (A&B)
1983
First Unitarian Society - Unitarian Meeting House, Pew/Benches Documentation 1983 Letter (1947 - S.291). Copy of letter. "The Frank Lloyd Wright Memorial Foundation. Taliesin West, Scottsdale Arizona. To whom it may concern: The hinged bench seats, now being offered for a private sale, were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1951 for the Unitarian Church at 900 University Bay Dr., Shorewood Hills, Madison, Wisconsin. During the final stages of construction, in the summer of 1951, Mr. Wright was on the site each day with the members of his Taliesin fellowship who completed the construction of the building and finished the interior. The benches were delivered to the job-site in sections, and the fellowship members assembled them, attached the chains, preserve the wood finish, and put on the upholstery under the supervision of Frank Lloyd Wright. Sincerely Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer (signed). Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, Director of Archives. Two copies, 8.5 x 11 1983.42.0917 (C&D)
1983
First Unitarian Society - Unitarian Meeting House, Pew/Benches Documentation 1983 Descriptive Sheet (1947 - S.291). Descriptive Sheet: "Plywood bench seating was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright specifically for the meeting house of the First Unitarian Society of Madison. No other public buildings by the architect, other than the Pfeiffer Chapel at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, had such an extensive use of this type of seating... Component parts, sized to allow for full use of 4’ x 8’ sheets of plywood, were precut at Taliesin and assembled at the Meeting House by apprentices working under Wright’s direction in 1951... Four benches were designed, Regular, Low, Single and Extra Long. Cushions: For each regular double bench the original design used two, single seat cushions, made of denim-like, aqua blue fabric. That fabric did not wear well and also faded. A later version used a single, much thinner cushion of foam rubber covered with a longer wearing, textured, aqua blue fabric. The original covering included a flap of fabric over the bench seat back which formed a pocket for books. A later back covering system necessitated drilling holes in each bench to accommodate string ties. The benches provided the primary seating for the congregation for over 30 years, proving to...  Continue... 1983.42.0917 (E&F)
1953
Riverview Terrace Restaurant Jardinière (Flower Box), 1953/1957/1967 (1953 - S.367). A French term for a flower box where plants may be placed. It appears that many chairs were produced for the restaurant, but just a few Jardinières were produced. The River Terrace Restaurant was the only restaurant (not including those in the Imperial Hotel, Midway gardens, etc.) designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Originally designed in 1943, modified in 1953, construction began in 1957, but was halted upon Mr. Wright’s death. It was resurrected again in 1967 as part of The Spring Green Resort complex, Modified and completed by the Taliesin Associated Architects, headed by William Wesley Peters. Plans even included resurrecting the original Nakoma Clubhouse, which never came to fruition. To support the restaurant’s 300 foot length, steel trusses were salvaged from the flight deck of the Ranger aircraft carrier training ship which was used on the Great Lakes during WWII. The restaurant opened in October 1967. Located just a stones throw from Taliesin, it became the Visitors Center in 1993. Constructed of wood, then painted Cherokee red. Provenance: River Terrace Restaurant, Spring Green, WI. 17.5 x 17.5 x 10". 0987.90.0417
1955
Frank Lloyd Wright designed Heritage Henredon Dining Room Table. 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. 48" round x 29" high, each leaf is 16" wide, table extends to 96" long. 1092.75.0314
1958
Wyoming Valley School Chair & Stool (1956 - S.401). After contacting the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library at Columbia University, New York City, where the Frank Lloyd Wright archives are held, we reviewed drawings and correspondence related to both projects. Specific information related to the furniture was lacking, but there were also large gaps in the correspondence. It appears that the chair and stool, as well as the table pictured, may have been a prototype. But due to the lack of funds, the existing furniture from the existing one-room school houses was consolidated and used in the new building. Chair: 21 3/8" wide at the base; 32 1/8" tall; 13 1/8" seat height; 16 7/8" seat diameter; 8 7/8" seat back diameter; 17 1/8" inside diameter of the legs. Stool: 23 7/8" wide at the base; 14" tall; 15 7/8" seat diameter; 16" inside diameter of the legs. Like much of Wright's furniture, it is constructed of plywood. Plywood 5/8" thick. 1259.50.0117
1986
Midway Gardens Side Chairs 1986 (1913 - S.180). Midway Gardens was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1913, built in 1914 and demolished in 1929. This Midway Garden chair was designed by Wright in 1914, but never produced. In 1986, Cassina produced a line of furniture designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Cassina 603 Midway 2. "The Characteristic of this chair is the lightness of the steel rod structural framework. It is part of a set that includes tables built along similar lines." Cassina Catalog, 1985, p.16-17. "Chairs in glossy enamelled steel rod, white, red, blue, or grey. Removable seat and back padded with polyurethane foam. This model is also available without padded back. Fabric upholstery." P.40-41. Matching tables sold with square or round crystal glass tops. The base is in glossy enamelled steel rod and available in white, red, blue or grey. Printed on base, "Cassina ©. A Design by Frank Lloyd Wright. Certified by The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation." Stamped in frame: "1017" and "1053." Steel frame is in red enamel, seat in red vinyl. 34.65" High x 15.75 Wide x 18.12" Deep. Seat is 18.31" High. Two chairs.

1986.72.1016 1986.73.1016

2001 Nakoma Clubhouse Furniture and Fabric. During the beginning of June, 2015, we were notified that the Nakoma Gold Resort in Clio, California, was retiring and selling off the original furniture designed by John Rattenbury and the Taliesin Architects in 2001. Like the collaboration between Frank Lloyd Wright and George Niedecken during the beginning of the nineteenth century, Rattenburg also worked with Wright. John Rattenbury became a member of the Taliesin Fellowship in 1950, worked closely with Frank Lloyd Wright for nearly a decade. He worked on 60 of Wrights projects, including the Guggenheim Museum, the Gammage Auditorium and the Marin County Civic Center.
       In 1959, Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Lykes Residence, his last residential work. As John Rattenbury describes it, "After studying the topographic map, Wright set it aside for a while and worked on other projects. He always allowed an idea to germinate before committing to it to paper. The next morning he quickly sketched a plan on the map... With a panoramic view in mind, and considering the shape of the natural plateau, he drew two overlapping circles... After a while, Wright got up from his desk and walked out of the studio. He never returned. The next day he was in the hospital with an intestinal problem..." A Living Architecture, Rattenbury...  Continue...
 
2001
Schumacher Fabric. The chairs were upholstered in Schumacher’s "Imperial Triangle," teal, beige (rose) and ivory. It was first manufactured in 1986, and is reminiscent of "Design No. 705," Schumacher/ Wright, 1955. In 1955, Schumacher, in collaboration with Frank Lloyd Wright, produced "Schumacher’s Taliesin Line of Decorative Fabrics and Wallpaper" sample book. Design No. 705 Fabric Samples included Champagne, Willow Green, Gold, Pink, Turquoise, Granite and Tan. Matching wallpaper was available. In 1987, Schumacher, working with the Frank Lloyd Wright foundation, produced "Frank Lloyd Wright, A collection of Wallcoverings, Companion Fabrics and Borders" sample book. Colors included Taupe (warm beige), Pewter, Seafoam (ivory with light green triangles), Tan and Copper. Although there was matching fabric and borders, the design was different. Photographs of "Liberty Weave" appeared in the earlier "Frank Lloyd Wright: Schumacher" 1886, there were no fabric samples of it in 1987. Three bolts of fabric, 56" wide, teal, beige (rose) and ivory. 2001.68.0316 (25-27)
2001

Nakoma Clubhouse Barrel Chair, 2001. 27.5" wide x 27.5" deep x 28.5" high. "What we need today is that art shall have a new direction and artists consider the possibilities of an easy chair or the fireplace quite as important as the house itself or the picture on its walls, to the end that everything may contribute to easy utility and quiet beauty to the end, for it is not in itself that a thing is chiefly beautiful but in its relationships." — Frank Lloyd Wright, "Art in the Home." Arts for America, June, 1898, p.581. Frank Lloyd Wright first designed the barrel chair for the Darwin Martin Residence (1904). In 1905, he designed a barrel chair for the Frank L. Smith Bank. Slight modifications were made to the Martin design for the H. F. Johnson Jr. Residence, Wingspread (1937). He liked the design so much that when the order was placed for Johnson, he ordered a dozen for Taliesin. Constructed of solid wood and plywood, the design of the Nakoma barrel chairs utilizes five sides of the octagon. Chairs were upholstered in Schumacher’s "Imperial Triangle," teal, beige and ivory. It was first manufactured in 1986, and is reminiscent of "Design No. 705," Schumacher/ Wright, 1955. Chairs were also upholstered in Liberty Weave, Schumacher Series 89690 (1986) and burgundy vinyl. Four barrel chairs, two in beige, two in vinyl.

2001.68.0316 (1-4)
2001
Nakoma Clubhouse Dining Room Chair, 2001. 21" wide x 21" deep x 40" high. Constructed of solid wood and plywood, Chairs repeat the octagon footprint of the Nakoma Clubhouse "Wigwam." The shape of the wigwam’s clerestory art glass windows is inverted and incorporated into the design on the back of the chairs, and are accented with patinated copper triangles. Chairs were upholstered in Schumacher’s "Imperial Triangle," teal, beige and ivory. It was first manufactured in 1986, and is reminiscent of "Design No. 705," Schumacher/Wright, 1955. Fourteen chairs, eight ivory, three in beige, three in teal. 2001.68.0316 (5-18)
2001
Nakoma Clubhouse Large Dining Room Table, 2001. 42" wide x 42" deep x 30" high. Constructed of solid wood and plywood. The Nakoma table legs are not just legs, but a design that masters space. Tables are very functional. Place dining room table end to end, and you have an eight, twelve or sixteen foot table. 2001.68.0316 (19)
2001
Nakoma Clubhouse Medium Table, 2001. 30" wide x 30" deep x 30" high. Constructed of solid wood and plywood. The Nakoma table legs are not just legs, but a design that masters space. 2001.68.0316 (20)
2001
Nakoma Clubhouse Small End Table, 2001. 22.5" wide x 22.5" deep x 25" high. Constructed of solid wood and plywood. The Nakoma table legs are not just legs, but a design that masters space. 2001.68.0316 (21)
2001
Nakoma Clubhouse Plant Stand, 2001. 15" wide x 15" deep x 42" high. Constructed of solid wood and plywood, the plant stand repeats the octagon footprint of the Nakoma Clubhouse "Wigwam." 2001.68.0316 (22)
2001
Nakoma Clubhouse Dining Room Carpet, 2001. Four feet wide by almost fifteen feet long. Custom hand-knotted carpets from China surrounded the massive fireplace in the main "Wigwam" Dining Room. The carpet design was adapted by Rattenbury from Frank Lloyd Wright’s original plans. Gold, green, red and light blue. Two pieces. 2001.68.0316 (23-24)
 
 
HOTEL KEY
YEAR DESCRIPTION ST#
1923
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Original Imperial Hotel Key for Room #52. 1923.00.0600
1940's
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Original Hotel Geneva Key #83. 1940.00.0901
LABELS & STICKERS
YEAR DESCRIPTION ST#
1920's Imperial Hotel Luggage Label, 1920s (Printed by The Imperial Hotel)  4.5  x 4.5. 0228.04.0305
Circa 1930IH Label Rect 2.jpg (3904 bytes) Imperial Hotel Luggage Labels (15 Labels) (5.25 X 3") 1930.15.1299
Circa 1930IH Label Rect 2.jpg (3904 bytes) Imperial Hotel Luggage Labels (2 Large (5.25 X 3"), 3 Small (4 X 2.4") 1930.05.0400
Circa 1930IH Label Rect 2.jpg (3904 bytes) Imperial Hotel Luggage Sticker (5.25 X 3") 1930.01.1199
Circa 1930wpe5.jpg (1686 bytes) Imperial Hotel Luggage Label (Triangle - Large 5" Long) Red & Black 1930.01.0400
Circa 1930wpe5.jpg (1686 bytes) Imperial Hotel Luggage Label (Triangle - Small 4 1/8" Long) Red & Black 1930.01.0500
LIGHTER
YEAR DESCRIPTION ST#
1947
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Johnson’s Wax Tower Lighter.  In 1999 I contacted the SC Johnson Archive Department.  According to their records, these were produced in 1947,  and some were given away at that time as Christmas gifts.  One was sent to Frank Lloyd Wright which lead the archivist to believe that he had nothing to do with the lighter project or he would probably have gotten an advanced copy (that was the practice).  In 1948, more were given out as Christmas gifts.  When the Tower was dedicated on 11/17/50, Mr. Wright was in attendance.  250 were invited. 200 accepted, and each were given a lighter as a memento.  1947.00.0499
MAPS
YEAR DESCRIPTION ST#
1947
Imperial Hotel.  Very large Map of Tokyo, Printed by the Imperial Hotel in 1947.  It also offers additional information. 1947.00.0501
1983 Illinois State Map 1983, Dana-Thomas House.  Cover has Dana-Thomas House Illustration, Frank Lloyd Wright Architect. 1983.11.0303
2009 Bitterroot Valley, Montana: Aerial Map. Aerial view of the site of the Bitter Root Inn (S#145) in 2009. (Published by DigitalGlobe, GeoEye) 8.5 x 11. For more information on the Bitter Root Inn see our Wright Study. 2009.05.1009
 
MATCH BOXES 
YEAR DESCRIPTION ST#
Circa 1905 
Larkin Co. Match Box.  “Larkin Safety Matches”.  Made in Norway.  1.5 x 2.25.  The design elements on the box are similar to the design elements on the interior of the Larking Building.  Notice the right side of the image. 0058.01.0706
 C 1915-20
Park Inn Hotel (1909 - S.155) Circa 1915-1920. "Park Inn Hotel Coffee Shop, Mason City, Iowa, Phone 289. ‘Air Conditioned’, Park Inn, Lounge, Café. Mason City’s Finest. Close cover before striking. The Ohio Match Co., Wadsworth Ohio." The Ohio Match Co. was founded in 1895. It became the largest match producer in the world, producing 300 million wooden and paper matches a day. The Ohio facility covered 18 acres. In 1928 the company was purchased by Diamond Match Co. The first telephone service was installed in Mason City in 1878. An ad dated Oct 14, 1915 listed the First National Bank Building phone as 289. Other businesses also listed the same number. Early phone systems had an operator that would manually connect the call to the recipient via a switch board. Includes one photograph. Printed one side. 1.5 x 4. 0128.12.0712
1930s
Match Book: "Hotel Geneva on Beautiful Lake Geneva in Wisconsin."  Produced by Federal Match Corp, New York which was in business during the 1920-30s, and was absorbed into the Universal Match Corp. between 1939-1940 (according to information provided by the American Matchcover Collecting Club).  Inside: "Hotel Lake Como, Hotel Geneva, Serving Only The Best Food, C. Hermansen & Sons."  (Three Copies)  (See Wright Study.) 0249.11.1206 0249.14.0207 0249.15.0207
IH Matches 
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Imperial Hotel Match Box (Theatre Restaurant) (Cardboard Box) (Date Unknown)  2.25 x 1.5.  0000.00.0200
IH Matches
Imperial Hotel Match Box, Tel #(59) 3151 (Wooden Box) (Date Unknown)  2.25 x 1.5. 0000.00.0606
IH Matches 
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Imperial Hotel Match Box, Cardboard Box, Wooden sticks. "IH" logo on front and back. Side: Tel. Tokyo 504-1111 (Date Unknown) (Two Copies) 1.5 x 2.25.  1458.38.0501 1458.39.0511
 
 
MENUS
YEAR DESCRIPTION ST#
1937 Imperial Hotel (1915 - S.194) Dining Room Menu, June 29, 1937. Front cover in English. Back cover in Japanese. Inside: ":Dining Room. Dinner a la Carte. Tuesday, June 29, 1937. Hours 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m." Test in English and Japanese. Includes original logo at the top, and stylized logo at the bottom. A decorative border mimics the design of the windows in the Imperial Hotel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1915. As you entered the Lobby on the ground floor, you move up a few stairs to the Main Lobby, and continue straight ahead to enter the Dining Room. Windows on either side looked out on Japanese Gardens. Thin horizontal bands comprised of three rows of patterned gold and clear squares decorated the Dining Room and other Imperial Hotel windows. 7.4 x 11.1 opens to 11.1 x 14.8. 0429.11.0512
1946
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Imperial Hotel Dinner Menu, Jan 23, 1946.  (Published by the Imperial Hotel)  Dinner menus were printed daily. 1946.00.1001
1947 Menu Hotel Geneva Dining Room Dinner Menu, April 2, 1947. (Published by the Hotel Geneva, Lake Geneva,
Wisconsin)  According to Allen Hermansen, the Dining Room in the Hotel Geneva was a high-end restaurant, with white table cloths and a seven course dinner starting at $1.75. Dinner menus were printed daily. “Martini .50. Broiled Filet of Mackerel 1.75.  Blue Ribbon Steak $3.00.” 7.5 x 9.5.  Pp 1.  (Digital version, Color not accurate) Thank you to Allen Hermansen for providing an original copy.
0720.06.0209
1955
Imperial Hotel Wine List, Dated 3-6-1955.  Wine list including two maps of the Bordeaux and Burgundy areas.  20 Pages including Cover. 1955.00.0602
1955 Hotel Geneva Menu 1955. “Hotel Geneva. Lake Geneva, Wisconsin” (Published by the Hotel Geneva, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin)  "A La Carte. Afternoon - And - Late Supper.  Bar - And - Dining Room.” Inside Left:  “Appetizers: Fresh Shrimp Cocktail .75, Soups, Salad Bowls, Sandwiches: Club House 1.50, Hot Sandwiches: Hamburger & Fries 1.25, Sirloin teak 2.50.” Inside Right: “Beverage Menu: Dry Martini .60.” Back: “Hermansens.  Hotel Geneva, Annex Bar, Lake Como Hotel, Atlantic Ocean House.”  8.5 x 11.7.  (Digital version, Color not accurate) Thank you to Allen Hermansen for providing a copy. 1092.20.0209
1956 Hotel Geneva Dining Room Dinner Menu, September 7, 1956. (Published by the Hotel Geneva, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin)  According to Allen Hermansen, the Dining Room in the Hotel Geneva was a high-end restaurant, with white table cloths. Dinner menus were printed daily. “Martini .60. Broiled Fresh Lake Superior White Fish $3.25. Broiled New York Cut Sirloin Steak $4.75.” 7.5 x 10.  Pp 1.  (Digital version, Color not accurate) Thank you to Allen Hermansen for providing an original copy. 1148.03.0209
1960 Hotel Claremont Menu.  Printed on back cover of menu "Note of interest - World renowned architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, stated on a recent visit to the Hotel Claremont: ‘This Hotel has character and warmth’" 1458.07.0404
MODELS
YEAR DESCRIPTION ST#
  SEE MODELS BY FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT  
Truck
Imperial Hotel Model 30's Truck, Manufactured by Lledo  (#4308 of 7500) (Not Dated) 0000.00.0600
Circa 1995
Beth Sholom Congregation Replica Bank (1954 - S.373). Engraved on side: Beth Sholom Congregation, Elkins Park PA. Label on base: Beth Sholom Congregation (1959), Elkins Park, PA. Beth Sholom is the only Synagogue ever designed by the eminent American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Constructed during the early 1950's, it was ultimately opened in 1959. This structure contains 2 (two) sanctuaries, which houses up to 1300 worshipers. Beth Sholom’s structure evokes the splendid image of Mount Sinai. Exclusively by: Reuven Masel Imports, Miami, FL. Base: 6 x 6", height 6.6". (Unable to verify date of production.) 1995.66.1213
1998
Midway Barn and Farm Buildings.  American Country Signature Series.  Ertl Collectibles Limited.  The model was created by Lowell Davis and produced by Ertl Company Inc. Dyersville, Iowa, 1998.  Cold cast in porcelain. 9.75W x 4.5D x 2.5H. 1998.48.0406
1998
Model Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House Model. City Sights Replica of the 1908 Frederick C. Robie House. Authorized by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation 1998. City Sights collection. Made from a cast resin/ceramic.  Gives an excellent three dimensional view of the Robie House.12.75 x 5.5 1998.46.0405
1998
Robie House High Back Chair Pin 1998. Adapted from the 1908 dining room high back chair. "This pin is adapted from a dining room chair designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Robie House (1908-10, Chicago, Illinois). Located on the campus of the University of Chicago, the Robie House represents the culmination of Wright’s Prairie style, in which the dining room was planned as one of the most important spaces. The tall-backed dining chairs, when brought up to the table, create a formal but intimate sense of a room within a room. The Robie House is an historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Accurately scaled. Silver plate with non-tarnish finish. 1:24 scale. .75 wide x .625 deep x 2.25 tall. Card: 2.9 x 4.4. Designed and manufactured by David Howell & Company. Original list price $18.00. 1998.73.0714
2007 
Mile High Building, The "Illinois", (Project 1956), 2007 Edition. The Illinois was 528 stories tall, could hold 100,000 people and would cost about $100 million. The floors extending outward from a central. Model is hand cast in cold cast bronze, 4 oz. of bronze powder set in resin and hand polished. 11" high, 1" = 500' scale. Inscribed in the base: "Frank Lloyd Wright 1956, Mile High Illinois, Unbuilt Project, Jon Bell Model, 1989, 2007 Edition." 2007.70.0713
2009
Robie House High Back Chair 2009. Replica of the 1908 dining room high back chair. Faithful to the original design in terms of design and material. One dark, red seat, and one light with light green seat. 1:12 scale. 1.125 wide x 1.25 deep x 4.375 tall. Produced by Design Interior Collection, Designers Chair, Vol. 6. No. 4. Made in China. 2009.30.0614
2010
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Lego Model 2010 (1956 - S.400). Part of the Lego Architecture Series. 208 pieces. "It took over 15 years, 700 sketches and six sets of working drawings before the Solomon R. Guggenheim could open it’s doors for the first time. The museum opened on October 21, 1959." "A museum should be one extended well-proportioned floor space from bottom to top - going around and up and down, throughout. The eye encounters no abrupt change but is gently led as if at the edge of the shore watching an unbreaking wave. No stops anywhere and such screened divisions of the space gloriously lit within from above as would deal appropriately with every group of paintings or individual paintings as you want them classified." Frank Lloyd Wright. Box: 10.25 x 7.5 x 2.25 tall. Model: 5.6 x 3.1 by 4" tall. Instruction booklet: 7.75 x 5. Includes biography, illustrations, a history of the museum, facts and instructions for assembling the model. 48 pages. Original list price $39.99. Gift from Alec D. Rust. 2010.07.0912
2012
Aline Barnsdall Hollyhock House Coin Bank circa 2012 (1917 - S.208). (Produced by Landmark Models, Seattle, WA) Features the distinctive living room facade, complete with balcony and ornamental details. Constructed between 1918 and 1921 for oil heiress and arts patron Aline Barnsdall, Hollyhock House was Frank Lloyd Wright’s first project in Los Angeles. Though the structure appears to be made of concrete, it is actually wood and stucco. (Manufacturer’s description.) Cast in beige resin. 7" wide, 3.5" deep, and .5." tall. Original cost $69.00. 2012.20.0315
NOVELTIES
YEAR DESCRIPTION ST#
C 1970s NEEDLE PACKAGE. Lincoln Income Life Insurance Co., Louisville, Kentucky (Completed in 1966), Circa 1970s. A fifteen story office building, at a cost $2.7 million, it was built under the leadership of Lincoln Income president John T. Acree, Jr. Designed by the Taliesin Associated Architects, William Wesley Peters. Peters married Wright's adopted daughter Svetlana in 1935, but lost her and a son eleven years later in a car crash. He became the head of Wright's architectural firm Taliesin Associates after Wright's death in 1959. Peters based the design of the Louisville complex on a unbuilt design Wright created in 1945 for the Sarabhai Calico Mills Store, Ahmadabad, India. In 1986, following Lincoln Income's acquisition by Conceco Insurance of Indianapolis, Kaden Companies Partnership acquired the building and changed its name to the Kaden Tower. Complimentary Needle Pack. "A Leader in the South and Southwest. Lincoln Income Life Insurance Company, Louisville, Kentucky." Contains two sewing needles. 2.25 x 3.75 opens to 4.5 x 3.75. 1846.16.1111
1950-60's THERMOSTAT: Imperial Hotel Thermometer 1950-60's, 1 5/8 x 9 1/4" (No Date) 1960.02.0303
Circa 1950 TISSUE PACKAGE: Hotel Geneva Kleenex Package. Circa 1950's. "Hermansen’s Hotel Geneva, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. In Town, on the lake, Complete Resort Facilities. Phone Chester 8-4431." Inside: "This is not ordinary paper... both sides of this handy Kleenex polishing papers are treated with silicone. Either side will do. There is no waste, because you don’t tear them off - you pull them out, whole, ready to use. Rub your glasses and the dust, dirt and smears disappear... leaving a protective coating of silicone on the lens. Not to be used on plastics. Try one and see... better. Kleenex T.M. Reg. U.S. Pat. Off., I.C.P.Co." 2.6 x 3.3. (See Wright Study on the Hotel Geneva.) 0831.17.0409
2001
Nakoma Resort & Spa Executive Desk Compass 2001. Etched on top: "Nakoma Resort & Spa, 1924-2001." Label on bottom: "Compass - Executive Desk $34.00. GNRWI380. Label on compass: "Made in Taiwan, Republic of China." The Nakoma Clubhouse was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in1923 but never executed. The Wisconsin State Journal called the Wright clubhouse "the most unique building of its kind in America." It would take nearly 75 years for this masterpiece to come to fruition. Resurrected by the Taliesin Architects and the Garners, it was finally built in 2001. 3.4 x 3.4 x1". Original list price $34.00. 2001.59.0415
PANELS
YEAR DESCRIPTION ST#
1973 Biltmore Hotel Panel.  1973 Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.  Silk screened.  21.5 x 62.5.  Design A, Scheme 1, Room 131. 1973.01.0703
SCULPTURE REPRODUCTIONS
YEAR DESCRIPTION ST#
1990
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Stork Panel (Tree of Life) (14.5"W X 35"H x 3"D) This is a reproduction of the Stork Panel at the entrance of the Oak Park Studio 1990.00.0393
1998
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Midway Gardens "Sprite" Garden Sculpture, 42" Tall with Base,  A reproduction of the original sculpture designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and executed by Alfonso Iannelli.  (Produced by Nichols Brothers Stoneworks, Woodinville, Washington) 1998.00.1098
2000
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"Boulder", A reproduction of the original sculpture designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and executed by Richard Bock. Outside Oak Park Studio. 12"H x 14"D & 14"W. 2000.00.0300
2004

Midway Garden "Sprite" with Baton.  Frank Lloyd Wright Licensed vase. 42" tall with base.  A reproduction of the original sculpture designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and executed by Alfonso Iannelli.  (Produced by Nichols Brothers Stoneworks, Woodinville, Washington)

2004.13.0704
2004 Nakoma Sculpture Reproduction (Left), Circa 1992. "Originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1923 -1924 for the Nakoma Country Club in Madison, Wisconsin, to be 16 feet tall. The Nakoma sculpture is a curvilinear design, symbolic of the earth and Mother Nature as well as domestic virtue. Her back is a continuous circle, with a round head and she holds a round bowl. Nakoma also carries a papoose and has a child at her side. Produced by Nichols Bros. Stoneworks, Woodinville, Washington. Authenticated by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Cream Reconstituted Stone. 70 pounds. 24" high. Gift from Paul Diederichs.

Nakomis Sculpture Reproduction (Right), Circa 1992. "Originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1923 -1924 for the Nakoma Country Club in Madison, Wisconsin, to be 18 feet tall. The Native American warrior, Nakomis, is a rectilinear design – Proud, angular and striking. With a commanding, fatherly presence he teaches his son to shoot with a bow and arrow." Produced by Nichols Bros. Stoneworks, Woodinville, Washington. Authenticated by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Cream Reconstituted Stone. 99 pounds. 36" high. Gift from Paul Diederichs.

2004.61.0605 2004.62.0605
2004 Frederick C. Robie House Vase.  Frank Lloyd Wright Licensed vase. 30 x 30 x 12.  (Produced by Nichols Brothers Stoneworks, Woodinville, Washington) 2004.14.0704
2008
Dana House "Flower in The Crannied Wall" Sculpture Model 2008. "Flower in the Crannied Wall" was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and Richard Bock for placement in the entrance alcove of the Susan Lawrence Dana House (Springfield, Illinois, 1902 - S.072), where it can still be seen. The final design executed by Bock combined ideas from both architect and sculptor. Named after the Alfred Lord Tennyson poem, which is also shown on the back, the sculpture symbolically represents the human attempt to understand nature and the universe. Wright was so taken by the piece that he commissioned a second version to be placed at his Taliesin estate in Spring Green, Wisconsin. (Manufacturer’s description.) (Manufactured by Haeger Potteries, East Dundee, Illinois.) Text engraved on back: "Flower In The Crannied Wall I Pluck You Out Of The Crannies Hold You Here Root And All In My Hand Little Flower. But If I Could Understand What You Are Root And All In All. I Should Know What God And Man Is." After145 years in business, Haeger Potteries ceased its manufacturing operations in East Dundee, Illinois in 2016. Hand-cast sandstone pottery. 22.5 x 6.5 x 6.75. Licensed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Original list price $165. 2008.34.0617
2011
Nakoma Sculpture Reproduction, HF Coors 2011. HF Coors Company was founded in 1925 by Herman Franklin Coors, son of the renowned brewer. In 2003, it was acquired by Catalina China, Inc. of Tucson, Arizona. Near the beginning of 2011, HF Coors was licensed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to create a dinnerware collection featuring the "Whirling Arrow" pattern. The license expanded to include the ceramic Nakoma and Nakomis. Molds were created from an original 1974 Hubbard set. The size reduction is due to shrinkage during the drying process. Nakoma stands 10 1/2", and Nakomis (not shown) 15 1/2". Both are slate gray. 2011.21.0318
2016
Midway Gardens Sprite, Poetry Sphere Winter Garden Nymph 2016 (1913 - S.180). Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) is recognized world-wide as one of the greatest architects of the twentieth century. His work heralded a new thinking in architecture, using innovation in design and engineering made possible by newly designed technology and materials. His creative ability extended far beyond the border of architecture to graphic design, furniture, art glass, textiles, and decorative elements for the home. Midway Gardens was an indoor-outdoor entertainment complex located on Chicago’s south side. Constructed in 1914, the complex was ornamented with concrete panels, hand-painted wall murals, lighting, and tableware all designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Working in collaboration with sculptor Alfonso Iannelli, a group of various concrete figures, male and female, were sculpted and stood atop the building’s street facades. They were gracefully positioned in the interior spaces and gardens contained within the structure. These abstractions of the human form entertain the eye and seem at times to reflect the Art Nouveau and Cubism movements of the early twentieth century. "We hunger for POETRY naturally as we do for sunlight." 1928 - Frank Lloyd Wright. (Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation description... Continue... 2016.22.0517
 
 SILVERWARE
YEAR DESCRIPTION ST#
1937 - 1964 
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Imperial Hotel Silverware. 26 Pieces.  Dated from 1937 with the last piece dated 1964.  The logo and date are stamped on the back of each piece of silverware.  According to Thomas A. Heinz in The Vision of Frank Lloyd Wright: A complete guide to the designs of an architectural genius., page 412, there are no known examples in drawings or in actuality of any silver sets of knives, forks and spoons made for the hotel or other locations.  If you take a look at the Imperial Hotel Restaurant Guide Detail, you will be able to specifically notice the unique shape of the crooked end of the knife.  This silverware was purchased this from a woman who picked it up at a garage sale in New Jersey.  Additional information on The Imperial Hotel Silverware... 1937.26.1200
Circa 1930's
Larkin Advertising Souvenir Spoon (4.25" Long), (Replica of Globe at end of spoon represents Larkin Building.) 1930.51.0499
 
TICKETS
YEAR DESCRIPTION ST#
C 1910
Larkin Factory Pass Circa 1910 (1903 - S.093). Face: Larkin Co. Monograph. Complementary. Conduct Bearer on an hours tour of inspection through the Larkin factories. Upon presentation of this pass at show room. Verso: Illustration of the Larkin Factories and the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Larkin Headquarters. "The Larkin Factories Buffalo N. Y. Over 50 acres of floor space. World’s largest manufacturer of laundry and toilet soaps, perfumes, toilet preparations and food specialties. The entire product goes direct from factory the family. The saving for Larkin customers the profits and expenses of wholesalers and retailers. 4 x 2.3. 0094.52.0917
1950
"A Lecture by, Frank Lloyd Wright. Under the Sponsorship of the School of Design, North Carolina State College. Tuesday, Sixteen May 1950, Eight PM, William Neal Reynolds Coliseum. The holder of this ticket must be seated in the reserved section ten minuets before opening of the lecture. After seven-fifty pm the reserved section will be opened to the general public. Admit One." Verso: "No. 1232." On May 16, 1950, Frank Lloyd Wright visited the School of Design at North Carolina State University. He spoke to over 5,000 people at Reynolds Coliseum, at the time largest attendance for any US architecture lecture. He was given a rising ovation by the audience as he entered the Coliseum. He was introduced by H. Th. Wijdeveld, an early publisher of Wright’s work in the magazine Wendingen. He taught architecture in the U. S. Between 1947 and 1952. Wright described architecture as "the greatest of all the arts and mother of the arts, the very essence and soul of our culture. Organic architecture is founded upon the essential principles which we should call democracy. Organic architecture grows from within outward, a thing of the spirit. The nation’s schools should revamp their curricula to educate a man to see himself as himself..." When he concluded his remarks, he received another loud ovation. Dean Henry L. Kamphoefner... Continue... 0831.54.0417
1990
Taliesin Tour Ticket  (Produced by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale)  1990-91.  “Taliesin was founded to encourage art by the education, teaching and practicing of architecture and collateral crafts and it is dedicated to the perpetuation of the work and designs of Frank Lloyd Wright...  Polychrome Mural, Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Japan, 1916.”  #A115792.  2.5 x 5". 1990.19.0502
1991 Taliesin Tour Ticket (Produced by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale)  1991-92.  “Taliesin was founded to encourage art by the education, teaching and practicing of architecture and collateral crafts and it is dedicated to the perpetuation of the work and designs of Frank Lloyd Wright...  Polychrome Mural, Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Japan, 1916.”  #A36177.  2.5 x 5". 1991.45.0507
 
TRADING CARDS & GAMES
YEAR DESCRIPTION ST#
1965
Frank Lloyd Wright Gumcard from 1965 (2.5x4.75 Card) - Topps U.S. Presidents & Famous Americans (R714-37 #44 in a series of 44 cards.) (Two Cards)
1965.00.0499
1965.00.0401
1979
Frank Lloyd Wright: Architectural Genius (4.75x6.26 Card), Panarizon Publ. Corp., Photo of Guggenheim Museum 1979.01.0900
1990s Frank Lloyd Wright Playing Card - “Face to Face”.  Part of a Canadian Board Game Face to Face.  Card #217.  2.25 x 3.5  (Two Cards) 1990.41.0405 1990.42.0405
1990s Frank Lloyd Wright Playing Card - “Face to Face”.  U.S. Version of the Board Game Face to Face.  Card #34.  2.25 x 3.5 1990.43.0405
1994 Frank Lloyd Wright Playing Cards. (Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York) Museum of Modern Art Two deck set of Playing Cards. Detail from Saguaro Forms. Originally for the cover design for Liberty magazine. 1926.  Color pencil on tracing paper, 13 x 12". 1994.38.0505
1995
Architects Trading Cards: The Dana House By Frank Lloyd Wright.  Boxed set of 36 Trading Cards. 2.75 x 3.75 each.  (Published by Acme Studios Inc., Hawaii) 1995.01.1299
1995

Architects Trading Cards: Fallingwater, A Frank Lloyd Wright House.  Boxed set of 36 Trading Cards. 2.75 x 3.75 each.  (Published by Acme Studios Inc., Hawaii)

1995.39.0105
1995 Frank Lloyd Wright. Includes a brief history. Grolier, Inc. #7.17 1995.36.0804
2005
What Do You Know About Frank Lloyd Wright? Knowledge Cards. (Boxed Card Game) (Published by Pomegranate Communications, Inc., Petaluma, CA) Frank Lloyd Wright is the most celebrated architect in the United States. His unflinching individualism and far reaching philosophies – about nature, aesthetics, democracy, and the human spirit – loom as large on our cultural horizon as do his architectural wonders. Taliesin, the Guggenheim Museum, the Johnson Wax Building, the Robie House, and Unity Temple are just a few of his structures that have become popular tourist attractions and beloved national landmarks. Drawing on Wright's personal history, writings, and design oeuvre, this quiz deck will test your knowledge of this larger than life figure and his achievements. Its 48 cards explore Wright's connections to classic children's toys, his designs for sacred spaces, his acquaintance with Ayn Rand, and his now commonplace innovations to office buildings, among other topics. Whether you're well versed in Wrightian arcana or simply seeking to learn more, you'll enjoy this detailed look at America's master architect. (Publisher’s description.) Original list price $9.95. Pp 48. 3.4 x 4 2005.38.0314


UNIART COLLECTION
   
Date: 2004

Title: Uniart Frank Lloyd Wright Collection Catalog (Published by Uniart Marketing Distribution Ltd. Dallas TX)
 

Description: Red and yellow folder includes 17 single flyers printed two sides and one four page brochure. Also included in the folder is one postcard (2003). Gift from Kathryn Smith.

Size: Folder 9 x 12, Single Sheets 8.5 x 11. Postcard 6 x 4.

Pages: Pp 38

ST#:
2004.75.0616
   
 


Single Sheet: 1) Afghans: Midway Gardens; Coonley Chenille; Waterlillies; Heurtley House; Tree of Life; Coonley. 49' x 67, 53 x 65.
   



Four Page: 2) Coasters: Liberty Covers (4); Art Glass Designs: (4); Metal insers (8); Masselink (4); Mural Detail Blue (4); Rug Designs (4); Surimono (4).
   



Single Sheet: 3) Desk Accessories: Heath and Sprite Letter Openers, 7.75 and 8.5" long; Lake Geneva Magazine Rack, 11 x 13.5 x 11; Signature Drafting Weight, 4" Square.
   



Single Sheet: 4) Doormats: Boynton, Martin and Robie. 18 x 30, 22 x 36.
   



Single Sheet: 5) Glass Ball Ornaments: Waterlilliews, Cabaret, Dana Butterfly, Copper Urn. 4".
   



Single Sheet: 6) Guggenheim Dinnerware: Biscotti Jar; Teapot; Sugar & Creamer; Coffee Mug; Espresso; Cappuccino; Salt & Pepper, Cereal Bowl, Dinner and Salad Plates.
   



Single Sheet: 7) Imperial Hotel Cabaret Chinaware: Set of four 12 ounce mugs $22.50. Set of four 8 inch plates $22.50.
   



Single Sheet: 8) Imperial China Dinnerware: 5 piece Place Setting, Cream & Sugar; Coffee Mug; Demi-Tasse Cup & Saucer; Teapot; 9 and 6.5 bowls, 16 inch Platter; 4 inch keepsake Dish; Cup & Saucer Gift pack of 4.
   

Single Sheet: 9) Ornaments: Steffen’s window; House Beautiful (3); D.D. Martin; Dana Sumac; Barton (2).

   



Single Sheet: 10) Pillows: May Basket; September Desert; Hillside Theater Curtain; Saguaro Forms; April Showers.
   



Single Sheet: 11) Silver Accessories: Ennis, Millard and Storer House Card Case; Ennis, Millard and Storer House Key Ring.
   



Single Sheet: 12) Silver Accessories: Hoffman, Hollyhock, Beth Shalom, Avery Coonley, Home & Studio Card Cases.
   



Single Sheet: 13) Silver Ornaments: Luxfer (3); Rookery; Robie; Thomas; Dana (3), Francis Grille; House Beautiful.
   



Single Sheet: 14) Votives: Little and Robie Houses; Luxfer Prism.
   



Single Sheet: 15) Wall Art: Willits; Blossom; Boynton (2); Robie (3); Moore; Luxfer; Thomas: Coonley; Hollyhock; Waterlillies, Dana; Sprite.
   



Single Sheet: 16) Wind Chimes: Organic Elements; Midway Gardens.
   



Single Sheet: 17) Wood Accessories: Boynton, Willits, Dana-Thomas and Heller Switch Plates; Boynton, Willits, Heller and Robie Trivets; Boynton, Willits, Heller and Robie Coaster Sets.
   



Single Sheet: 18) Wright-Sicles:Hollyhock, Chauncey Williams, April Showers, Nathan Moore, Home & Studio and Dana.
   



Postcard: (2003) Heath Letter Opener, $19.50.

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